The School is responsible in its fields of science for educating a sufficient number of people proficient in Swedish for various highly demanding and societally oriented positions in the public, private and third sectors.
The School’s alumni and their community constitute a resource for the School and its students. The School aims to establish and maintain close contacts with its alumni. Alumni can support students by giving career guidance, offering mentoring and helping students find traineeships and jobs, and can advise the School regarding development needs in teaching and research. Alumni are also important contacts for planning, funding and communicating about activities.
Each November, the Swedish School of Social Science organises an open alumni event known as the Soc&kom day. The event focuses on a topic of current and social relevance, which is explored through interesting talks by the School’s researchers and cooperation partners, followed by discussion and socialising.