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Uppsala University’s mission and core values

Uppsala University’s mission statement expresses our fundamental values and the direction for our continuing development.

The first sentence of the document states:

The mission of Uppsala University is to gain and disseminate knowledge for the benefit of humankind and for a better world.

Uppsala university has ten specific objectives:

  • The University will strengthen its position as a leading international research university.

  • The University will attract the most qualified academic staff from all over the world.

  • All education will maintain the highest national and international quality and all students will be given the opportunity to acquire first-class knowledge in their subject area as well as general academic skills.

  • All students will be given the opportunity to acquire critical thinking skills, a scientific approach and attitude, and fundamental ethical principles.

  • Postgraduate education will be a well-known and attractive choice for the most motivated and qualified students from all over the world, and the proportion of students in postgraduate education will increase.

  • Doctoral education will maintain the highest national and international quality and be a well-known and attractive choice for the most motivated and qualified students from all over the world.

  • A constant endeavour to attain the highest national and international quality standards will permeate everything we do.

  • The collegially based organisation will be well-anchored in the entire university and engage all employees

  • Collaboration with the private, public and non-profit sectors will engage all parts of the University and contribute both to societal development and to the University’s vitality.

  • Support functions and infrastructure will meet the University’s needs and external prerequisites

Uppsala University’s objectives and strategies concern three overarching areas:

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