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New to Södertörn University?


This page provides help and information for new employees.

A university in the south of Stockholm

Södertörn University is a young university, with a strong focus on multidisciplinarity. We offer education and conduct research in the humanities, social sciences, technology and natural sciences, often with a multidisciplinary and intercultural profile, and collaborate with the surrounding community for sustainable societal development. We offer high quality education in disciplines such as political science, journalism, the study of religions, aesthetics, environmental science, police education, social work with an urban profile and teacher education with an intercultural profile.

We are part of Campus Flemingsberg, one of Sweden’s largest campuses, along with Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, the Red Cross University College and the Stockholm University College of Music Education, among others. We have provided a map of the campus External link, opens in new window. to help you find your way around.

1. Register a bank account

University wages are paid via Danske Bank. If your account is with another bank, you must register your account details to get your wages paid into it. If you do not do this, you will be paid with a payment slip that you will have to deposit at your bank.
You must also enter the university's customer number: 79172.

Do you have a foreign address or no Swedish personal ID number? You must still register a bank account with Danske bank before payment is made. Please contact your local HR generalist.

2. Send us your tax certificate

You should send an “A-skattsedel” (A-tax certificate) to the payroll group so that the right preliminary tax can be subtracted from your pay. Send it to “lönegruppen, MA 813” in an internal post envelope.

3. Complete your personal details

The university’s payroll system is called Primula and contains most things to do with your employment. We would like you to add your personal details, such as your address and contact details for your next-of-kin.

Log in using your userID for Södertörn (SH-Account).
The password is the same as for the university networks.

4. Create an email signature

There is a template for email signatures at the university. Please use this, because a common design for our email signatures gives a coherent impression and strengthens our brand.

5. Update your profile page

Profile pages on our website,, give visitors and colleagues up to date information about employees’ titles, position/duties and contact details

Edit the information on your profile page/staff card.

Are you from another country?

There are some things you need to think about, when you are moving to Sweden.


Every spring and autumn, Södertörn University organises a joint introduction for new employees. This takes place over two days, when various areas of activity are presented.

Information about ICT systems, please contact Mattias Paul, the university's digital coach

Participation is highly recommended!

Every year, the university organizes introductory days for new employees. They are given in Swedish

Introductory days

Our working environment

We are all each other’s work environment, so we should always treat each other with respect. Read more in the document below

Working as a government employee

Working as a government employee can be different from working in the private sector. Read about it in the folder:


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2024-07-10 by Carina Jansson