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.


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

Next opportunity will be announced later.

”Uppsala throughout the Centuries”

Saturday 25 March 13.45

 Why did Uppsala become one of the most important medieval cities in Scandanavia – a position it still holds into modern times? Join in our one-hour guided tour and you’ll get some glimpses of archeological and geographical finds and facts not to forget the fascinating historical events which have shaped Uppsala to the splendid city it is today! 

Place: Upplandsmuséet, the entrance

We’ll end the tour with a ”fika” up at the Cathedral Café where some tables will be reserved for FIF-members.

Sign up on the 24 March at the latest!

Cecilia Zaluha
Families for International Friendship
Tel: 070-34 99 401


Thursday 30 March, 2017, 09:00 - 13:00

Blåsenhus, room 14:340

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

Register here:

Open house in the collections

2 April, 11.00 – 15.00
Palaeontology building, Norbyvägen 22

For the third year in a row, Gustavianum and the Museum of Evolution are opening the doors to their collections housed at the Lagerträdet site. During the day, guided tours of the store rooms will be given in Swedish and English. Family activities on the theme of
”Scientific Investigation” will take place every hour on the hour. Come and see things you would normally not get to see!

More information about the event

Free entry

The Making of Easter Decorations

Saturday 8 April, 15.00-17.00

We meet up international researchers, families, and friends, Saturday 8 April at Vindhemskyrkan in Luthagen (at the corner Vindhemsgatan and Geijersgatan) for the enjoyment of making Easter decorations together. There is also time for a ”fika”and a bit of chat. Perhaps the children would also enjoy an Easter saga (fairytale) in English?

Time: 15.00-17.00. (Bus nr 9 from the Town hall; bus stop Sverkerskolan, look up the location on

Address: Vindhemsgatan 9, entrance from Geijersgatan. Look for FIF-sign.

Bring children and friends along: ”The more the merrier”!

Please sign up on the 5 April at the latest! 

Gunilla and Cecilia
Families for International Friendship        
Tel. 070-34 99 401

Can you measure Easter?

11, 12, 15 and 16 April, 14.00 – 16.00
Museum Gustavianum

This Easter holiday, children can learn about different methods of measurement through the exciting challenge of trying to measure Easter!

Free entry for children up to 19 years old and for employees at Uppsala University.

Aspiring to precision

22 April, 12.00 – 16.00
Museum Gustavianum

A theme day about measurement and the pursuit of accuracy. Guided tours of the exhibition ”Aspiring to precision”, in English and Swedish, start every hour on the hour. Meet researchers who explain the importance of accurate measurements to modern
science. Activities for all the family.

Free entry

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

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


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).