Centre for Academic English

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Centre for Academic English

University education is experiencing a period of intense and rapid globalization. Parallel to the globalization of many industries, we have also seen the impact of internationalization on universities worldwide in recent years. Today, the global language of the university is English, and the vast majority of academic publishing in most disciplines takes place in that language.



Our vision

The Centre for Academic English aims to ensure high standards of academic English throughout Stockholm University. We seek to ensure that everyone’s work at Stockholm University meets the expectations of the international academic community by
• providing specially designed courses in English for academic, research and professional purposes;
• conducting research on English as an academic and professional language across different disciplines;
• offering language support. 


CAE group photo

Our people

CAE Board

The Board of the Centre for Academic English for 2014-2016 includes representatives from the four faculties of Stockholm University, namely Professor Thomas Hartman (SU School of Business) and Professor Sven Hovmöller (Department of Inorganic and Structural Chemistry), and Associate Professor Harko Verhagen (Department of Computer and System Sciences) and Associate Professor Johan Schelin (Department of Law) as stand-by members. The Department of English is represented by Professor Maria Kuteeva (Director of CAE), Dr Beyza Björkman, Dr Paul Schreiber, Dr Miguel Garcia Yeste as a stand-by member, and Professor Philip Shaw as an honorary member.

Our teachers and researchers are all members of staff in the Department of English:


Ezra Alexander
Academic editor
Language services coordinator
Jessica Berggren
Adjunct lecturer
PhD student
Beyza Björkman
Associate professor
Maria Kuteeva
Spela Mezek
Marcelyn Oostendorp
Assistant professor
Philip Shaw
Professor Emeritus
Josep Soler-Carbonell
Assistant professor



Director of Studies
Beyza Björkman
Phone: +46 (0)8 16 35 93

Translation and editing
Ezra Alexander

Visiting address
8th Floor
E House, Södra Husen
Stockholm University

Postal address
Department of English
Stockholm University
S-106 91 Stockholm