The University

Welcome programme

Uppsala University organises a range of activities for our international guests. Below, you can read about the programme that has been planned for the spring 2017 and autumn 2017.

nature hike in the foot-steps of Linnaeus

22 May, 17.30
Lurbo bro

Families for international friendship invites you to join a nature hike in the foot-steps of Linnaeus. 

The hike will take about two and a half hours.

There is no cost and you don´t have to register for this activity.

More information

Museum Night

3 June, 20.00 – 00.00
Museum Gustavianum

Uppsala’s museums open their doors for a joint evening programme. In Gustavianum, student guides create exciting encounters with the past. Guided tours in Swedish and English every hour on the hour.

Free entry

seminar on ERC Starting and Consolidator Grants

12 June, 13:15-16:00
Lecture hall A1:104, Biomedicinskt centrum, Uppsala universitet

Uppsala University EU support office invites you to a seminar on ERC Starting and Consolidator Grants.

European Research Council, ERC, is promoting young scholars as they establish and consolidate their independent research pursuit. The Starting Grant offers funding for researchers who received a PhD more than two but less than seven years ago. Consolidator Grant target scholars 7-12 years after PhD completion.

The next call for proposals to the Starting Grant panel is expected to open in August 2017, with a deadline in mid-October. The Consolidator Grant is foreseen to open in October 2017, with a deadline in February 2018.

10 years with the European Research Council: A short background to its origin and achievements - EU support office

All the “whats” and “hows” of applying for the Starting and Consolidator Grants - EU support office

The evaluation process - Dr. Udo Zander, Professor in Business Administration at the Stockholm School of Economics, and a member of the ERC evaluation panel “Individuals, Markets and Organisations”

Coffee and tea

ERC grant holders share their experiences and project ideas - StG and CoG grant holders from different UU faculties

Q&A (the EU-project coordinators are available for questions and discussions of project ideas) - EU support office

Register by 8 June by sending an e-mail to: or


15 June, 9:00-13:00
Room 14:340, Blåsenhus

The International Faculty and Staff Services invites you to an introduction seminar for newly arrived international researchers, lecturers, doctoral students and administrative staff. 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

The seminar is fully booked. Next opportunity will be in October. 

Gustavianum turns 20

17 June, 10.00 –16.00
Museum Gustavianum

On 17 June 1997, Museum Gustavianum opened its doors for the first time. Come and celebrate the anniversary with us! Guided tours in Swedish and English every hour on the hour. Special offers in the museum shop.

Free entry


26 September 18:00-20:00
Museum Gustavianum

The University Management cordially invites you to a Welcome Reception for newly arrived international researchers, lecturers, doctoral students and their partners.


  • Welcome, followed by dinner buffet
  • Guided tour of the museum

Registration opens soon


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).