Uppsala University in Brief
Quality, knowledge, and creativity since 1477. World-class research and first-rate education of global use to society, business, and culture.
Uppsala University’s goals:
- Conduct research and provide education of the highest quality.
- Be broad-minded and open to change.
- Take an active role in global society and promote development and innovation.
- Stengthen its position as a world-leading university and contribute to a better world.
Uppsala University is the oldest university in the Nordic countries, with a living cultural environment and fantastic student life. There are 40,000 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.
- One the world’s highest ranked universities
- International orientation and position
- Peer culture of quality review and academic freedom
- Diversity and breadth – research and education in nine faculties
- Broad educational offerings at undergraduate and one- and two-year Master’s levels
- International Master’s programmes
- Student exchange and research cooperation with universities throughout the world
- Key collaborative partner for business and society
- Active, systematic quality improvements
- Superbly equipped, purpose-designed, modern, interdisciplinary campus areas
- Oldest university in the Nordic countries with living cultural settings
- Fantastic student life
- Academic traditions and festivities
- Unique cultural offerings
- Carl Linnaeus, Anders Celsius, and Olof Rudbeck are some of the famous historical Uppsala figures.
- International cutting-edge research within all nine faculties
- Strong research environments
- High proportion of research grants
- Large share of ERC grants to Uppsala University
- Specialization and multidisciplinary collaboration
- Pure research and innovations
- National and international research collaboration
- Broad course offerings from undergraduate to doctoral level in nine faculties
- Lifelong learning through continuing and mid-career education
- Dedicated investments in high quality and stimulating study environment
- Educational development work
- Student participation
- Enabling interplay between academy, business and society
- Offering courses for mid-career education
- Facilitating contacts between students and business
- Forging contacts with alumni
Uppsala University – Facts and Figures
- Oldest Nordic university – founded in 1477.
- Three disciplinary domains: Arts and Social Sciences, Medicine and Pharmacy, and Science and Technology.
- Nine faculties
- Turnover: SEK 6.3 billion
- Number of employees: 6,840 (year average) – equalling 5,907 full-time employees
Undergraduate and graduate education
- 70 study programmes for beginners
- 60 Master’s programmes
- 2,100 freestanding courses
- 45,354 registered students, equalling 24,730 full-time students (57% women at Bachelor’s level, 56% at Master’s level.)
- Most popular study programmes: law, economics, medicine, psychology, social work
- Degrees conferred: 5,401 – 44% at Master’s level
- Roughly 40 international Master’s programmes and nearly 800 freestanding courses taught in English
- Student exchange agreements with nearly 400 universities in 50 countries
- Approx. 1,600 incoming exchange students and 1,000 outgoing. 428 fee-paying international students.
Postgraduate education and research
- Doctoral students: 2,522 – 45% women
- PhD degrees conferred: 326
- Licentiate degrees conferred: 70
- Peer-reviewed scientific publications: 4,639
- Teachers: 1,534 full-time equivalents – 41% women
- Teachers with PhD degrees: 1,029 full-time equivalents – 37% women
- Professors: 559 full-time equivalents – 25% women
- Spending on research and PhD studies: SEK 4.4 billion
- 53% of research is funded by external sources
Figures updated in January 2015.