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Uppsala University – Facts and Figures

Uppsala University

Figures for 2016.

  • First university in Sweden – founded in 1477.
  • Ranking: placed among the 100 best universities in the world in the three largest international rankings
  • Three disciplinary domains: Humanities and Social Sciences, Medicine and Pharmacy, and Science and Technology.
  • Nine faculties
  • Turnover: SEK 6,643 million (EUR 701 million)
  • Number of employees: 6,857 (5,944 full-time equivalents)
  • Academic staff: 4,718
  • Administrative staff: 2,347
  • Facilities: 392,000 square metres

Undergraduate and graduate education

  • 70 Bachelor’s programme
  • 70 Master’s programmes
  • Approx. 2,000 freestanding courses
  • 43,591 registered students (23,734 full-time equivalents)
  • 12,622 students at Master’s level (5,551 full-time equivalents)
  • 34,846 students at Bachelor’s level (18,183 full-time equivalents)
  • 57% women at Bachelor’s level, 56% at Master’s level
  • Most popular study programmes: law, medicine, psychology
  • Degrees conferred: 5,833 – 49% at Master’s level
  • Roughly 40 international Master’s programmes taught in English
  • Nearly 800 freestanding courses taught in English
  • Student exchange agreements with nearly 500 universities in 50 countries
  • Fee-paying students: 608 (348 full-time equivalents)
  • Turnover in Bachelor’s and Master’s level education: SEK 1,927 million (EUR 203 million) – 29% of total turnover

Postgraduate education and research

  • Doctoral students: 2,289 – 47% women
  • PhD degrees conferred: 389
  • Licentiate degrees conferred: 77
  • Number of scientific publications: 5,627
  • Teachers: 1,838 (1,526 full-time equivalents – of which 40% women)
  • Teachers with PhD degrees: 1,140 full-time equivalents – of which 37% women
  • Professors: 716 (584 full-time equivalents – of which 28% women)
  • Turnover in research and PhD studies: SEK 4,716 million (EUR 498 million) – 70% of total turnover
  • 54% of research is funded by external sources

Uppsala University’s recent annual reports

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