Stockholm University (Swedish Stockholms universitet) is a public university in Stockholm, Sweden, founded as a college in 1878, with university status since 1960. Stockholm University has two scientific fields: the natural sciences and the humanities / social sciences. With over 70,000 students at four different faculties: law, humanities, the mathematical, and natural sciences, it is one of the largest universities in Scandinavia. The institution is regarded as one of the top 100 universities in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU, QS World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE). As with other public universities in Sweden, Stockholm University's mission includes teaching and research anchored in society at large.
Citizen Science has a long tradition in Sweden having been practiced since the mid 18th century and is, therefore, an integral part of Stockholm University.