Why choose Uppsala University?

Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. Our most important assets are all the individuals that make Uppsala University one of the 100 best in the world.

At Uppsala University and in Uppsala you will find:

  • The Best Climate City in the World
    Uppsala Municipality is 2018's global winner in WWF:s international One Planet City Challenge! Uppsala were rewarded thanks to the cross-sector sustainability interventions and a strong focus on sustainable mobility solutions.
  • A research environment of highest international class, building on global collaboration and connections. Uppsala University can provide you with the powerful tools you need to conduct cutting-edge research.
  • A city full of life, with plenty to experience. You can move easily between beautiful natural surroundings, busy shopping streets, fascinating sights, exciting cultural treasures and entertaining events.
  • A safe, healthy and clean local environment. Crime is low, the air and water is clean and most of our rubbish is recycled. Cycling is often the best way to get around, thanks to an extensive network of bicycle paths.
  • High-quality schools and daycare for you to choose amongst, including a couple of international schools where lessons are given in English.
  • Arlanda Airport is just 20 minutes away, making it quick and easy to travel abroad – even if you just want to go for the weekend.
  • An open, inclusive and tolerant climate where everyone is welcome to just be who they are and do what they do.

Campus Gotland

Our Campus Gotland offers a truly unique academic environment:

  • The historical and cultural setting of the medieval town Visby, one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, encircled by a ring wall that dates back to the 12th century.
  • The charm of a small-scale campus combined with the broad offerings of the full-scale university.
  • Currently, 18 different departments and SWEDESD have activities at Campus Gotland.

Events for newcomers

Uppsala University’s International Faculty and Staff Services organise a range of activities for international guests and their spouses. Some events are held jointly with other companies and organisations around Uppsala. The University offers introduction seminars, information meetings, Swedish courses, social activities, guided tours and the Vice-Chancellor’s reception.

When you arrive at Uppsala University we would be happy see you join our group for international employees in the University’s staff portal, "Medarbetarportalen". Here we will post about coming activities and events which will help you get to know your new surroundings and other international employees.