Since 1912 geography has been an academic discipline at Stockholm and in 1929 the first chair of geography was established. In 1955 the chair at the Geographical Institute at the private Stockholm University College (“Stockholms högskola”) was divided into two and in 1956 the first professor of human geography was appointed. The Geographical Institute was splitt and two separate geographical departments was formed in 1965: the Department of Human Geography and the Department of Physical Geography. In 1960 Stockholm University College became a state university, Stockholm University (“Stockholms universitet”).

Professors (full professors)

  • Hans W:son Ahlmann, professor of geography 1929−1950.
  • Gunnar Hoppe, professor of geography 1954−1955 (professor of geography, particularly physical geography 1955−1980, vice-chancellor at Stockholm University 1974−1978).
  • David Hannerberg, professor of geography, particularly human geography with economic geography 1956−1968.
  • Staffan Helmfrid, professor of geography, particularly human geography with economic geography 1969−1992 (vice-chancellor at Stockholm University 1978−1988).
  • Ulf Sporrong, professor of geography, particularly human geography 1987−2001.
  • Bo Lenntorp, professor of geography, particularly human geography 1994−2003.
  • Gunnel Forsberg, professor of human geography with focus on urban and regional planning 1998−present.
  • Mats Widgren, professor of geography, particularly human geography 2002−2015.
  • Bo Malmberg, professor of geography, particularly human geography 2005−present.
  • Brita Hermelin, professor of geography, particularly human geography 2011–2013.
  • Eva Andersson, professor of geography, particularly human geography 2016−present.
  • Dominic Power, professor of geography, particularly human geography 2016−present.