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Uppsala University in Brief

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A meeting place for knowledge, culture and critical dialogue

World-leading research and first-class education of global benefit to society. The mission is to gain and disseminate knowledge for the benefit of humankind and for a better world.

Uppsala University will

  • gain and disseminate knowledge for the benefit of humankind and for a better world.
  • be a local, national and international meeting place for knowledge, culture and critical dialogue.
  • develop new areas of knowledge through cross-disciplinary cooperation.
  • be an integrated educational and research environment.
  • be open to the outside world.
  • contribute to achieving sustainable solutions to the challenges facing society.
  • have a working environment and leadership characterised by openness, responsibility and trust.

Find out more about Uppsala University’s Mission and Core Values.

Uppsala University is the first university in Sweden, founded in 1477, with a living cultural environment and extraordinary student life. There are 45,000 students here, and they are seen, heard, and noticed everywhere. World-class research and high quality education pursued here benefit society and business on a global level. The University is characterized by diversity and breadth, with international frontline research at nine faculties and limitless educational offerings at Bachelor’s and Master’s levels.

Research

  • International cutting-edge research within all nine faculties
  • Strong research environments
  • Large share of national and ERC research grants
  • Specialization and multidisciplinary collaboration
  • Pure research and innovations
  • National and international research collaboration
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