Uppsala University organises a range of activities for our international guests. Below, you can read about our planned activities.

Career and leadership in academia

The Unit Career and Leadership in Academia offers career coaching, peer tutorial, leadership programs, group development activities and consulting and facilitator support to university researchers and leaders. Our offer aims to support academic staff to create good and creative research environments.


To Lead and Grow in Academia (Att leda och utvecklas i akademin)

September 2018 - February 2019

The course is aimed at researchers / leaders and aims to strengthen you in your current or future role as a leader. The goal is sustainable leadership to create good research and education environments. The course includes the leadership role in complex environments, group development, finance and research funding, understanding and managing conflicts as well as managing projects. Lectures will be in Swedish. Material and peer tutorial can be offered in English. For more information and registration:

For more information: Anna Westin, or Rabbe Hedengren,

Research Leadership Program (Forskning och Ledarskap)

November 2018 - June 2019

The program is aimed at leaders for major research environments and / or strategically important research areas at Uppsala University. The participants in this program are appointed by the Vice Chancellor after a nomination process and receive a personal invitation from the Vice Chancellor. Academic leadership and the creative research environment is the focus of the program and the program aims at providing knowledge and skills for the participants to guide themselves, individuals and groups in a changing and dynamic research environment, as well as contributing to new networks.

For more information about the program, contact Carin Eriksson Lindvall

Career Center

The Career Center offers individual coaching and peer tutorial for researchers and leaders in academia.

For more information see

Group development / facilitator and consultancy support

The Unit Career and Leadership in Academia offers facilitator and consultancy support in major meetings covering topics such as organisation development, goals and strategies. Consultative support is also offered to individual leaders in the academy.

Contact Carin Eriksson Lindvall in good time for more information!


Career and Leadership in academia


On Saturdays and Sundays the guided tours are free of charge
At 13 Highlights - guided tour in English
(No tour if the Museum has another public programme). 


Introduction seminar 

- For newly arrived international researchers, lecturers, doctoral students and administrative staff

Date to be confirmed

The aim of the seminar is to provide you with useful information about Uppsala University, working conditions and benefits and to give insights into different aspects of life in Sweden.


  • Uppsala University in brief – historical overview, organisation and goals
  • Working and living in Sweden
  • Social activities
  • Moving to Sweden – a guest researcher´s experience
  • Lunch

Please note that registration is binding. 


Emma Jansson & Åsa Furberg, IFSS

professional EngLish courses for UU employees

The Unit for Professional English (UPE) is a unit within the Department of English at Uppsala University dedicated to helping university employees (including doctoral students) develop their English-language competence. Registration is now open for the spring term's courses. Please note that registration is first-come, first-served.

This spring the UPE is offering five general courses. For more information on these courses, please see the UPE website:

How to register for a course: Download the registration form from the UPE website. Note that your head of department (or the equivalent) must sign the form before you submit it. Please print out the form, fill it out, have your head of department sign it, and then scan it and send it as an email attachment from your own university email account (we need to be able to reply) to Please note that there is a registration deadline for each course. Should you wish to register for two courses, please submit two forms.