Page titel History and vision
History and Vision
Sophiahemmet University originates from the nursing study programme that was introduced in 1884 by the Swedish Queen Sophia. The Queen aimed to improve the quality of Swedish health care by introducing a programme that contained both theoretical education and clinical training. This concept was new in Sweden at the time and was inspired by the ideas behind the training school of nursing that had been established by Florence Nightingale at St Thomas' Hospital in London.
In line with the intentions of Queen Sophia, Sophiahemmet University aims to promote human health and well-being nationally and internationally by conducting high-quality education and research that develops healthcare and meets society's need for well-trained and competent personnel.