Department of Child and Youth Studies

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PhD Sebastián Lapina

Brain development in children living in vulnerability and poverty

Contemporary evidence and implications of neuroscientific studies on childhood poverty. Evidence supports the notion that poverty influences cognitive development through the modulation of different individual and environmental factors. The first aim of this presentation is to offer a summary of the contemporary evidence of neuroscientific studies of childhood poverty.



Stockholm University international alumni

Holding international alumni events is a relatively new activity for Stockholm University. The purpose of these events is to re-establish contact with our international alumni.

Free standing courses at The Department of Child and Youth Studies. Photo: Cajsa De Groat


Courses in "Early Childhood Education" and "Schoolage Educare" are available in English. The department offers courses both in spring and fall semesters.

Photo: Eva Dalin


The four sections of the department each have a research area, all of them specialized in research about children and youth.



Frecati Backe, Svante Arrhenius väg 21A.

Welcome to BUV!

This department provides a creative environment for education and research that considers children and young people within the following multiple and overlapping contexts: culture; the family; preschool and school; peer groups; media and leisure; the community as well as the economy and with respect to both national and international law.