The University

Uppsala University in Brief

Facts and figures

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:

  • develop new areas of knowledge through cross-disciplinary collaboration.
  • be an integrated education and research environment.
  • be open to the outside world.
  • contribute to sustainable solutions to the challenges facing society.
  • have a working environment characterised by openness, responsibility and trust.
  • act ethically and observe equal opportunities.

Uppsala University’s Mission and Core Values.

Uppsala University is the oldest university in Sweden, founded in 1477, where a living cultural heritage frames a fantastic student life. There are more than 40,000 students here and they are seen, heard and make their mark everywhere. The world-leading research and first-class education pursued here benefit society, business and culture on a global level. The University is characterised by diversity and breadth, with international frontline research at nine faculties and a wealth of educational choices at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD levels.


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