Quick facts about Uppsala University

Uppsala University is the Nordic region’s oldest university – founded in 1477 – and is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world. There are more than 40,000 students here and they are seen, heard and make their mark everywhere. The University’s nearly 5,000 researchers and teachers conduct world-leading research and offer a seemingly endless number of courses.

Among the University’s alumni there are 15 Nobel Prize laureates, of which 8 received their prizes for discoveries made during their time at Uppsala University. Carl Linnaeus, Anders Celsius and Olof Rudbeck the Elder are a few examples of prominent scientists in Uppsala University’s history.

Uppsala University is divided into three disciplinary domains: humanities and social sciences, medicine and pharmacy, and science and technology. These in turn consist of nine faculties and nearly 50 departments in total. Since 2012, Eva Åkesson is the University’s Vice-Chancellor.

Uppsala University by the numbers

Turnover and staff

  • Turnover: SEK 6,741 million (EUR 679 million)
  • Number of employees, year average: 6,887 (5,960 full-time equivalents)
  • Academic staff, year average (including PhD students): 4,707 (3,917 full-time equivalents)
  • Administrative staff, year average: 2,376 (2,043 full-time equivalents)
  • Facilities: 395,000 square metres

Education

  • 70 Bachelor’s programme
  • 70 Master’s programmes
  • Approx. 1,900 freestanding courses
  • 42,559 registered students (24,253 full-time equivalents)
  • 11,706 students at Master’s level (5,639 full-time equivalents, 57% women)
  • 34,291 students at Bachelor’s level (18,145 full-time equivalents, 59% women)
  • Most popular study programmes: medicine, psychology, law, and business and economics
  • Degrees conferred: 5,391 – 50% at Master’s level
  • Roughly 50 international Master’s programmes taught in English
  • Roughly 750 freestanding courses taught in English
  • Student exchange agreements with over 500 universities in 50 countries
  • Fee-paying students: 809 (469 full-time equivalents)
  • Turnover in Bachelor’s and Master’s level education: SEK 1,989 million (EUR 200 million) – 30% of total turnover

Research

  • Doctoral students: 2,406 (1,543 full-time equivalents – 47% women)
  • PhD degrees conferred: 368
  • Licentiate degrees conferred: 43
  • Number of scientific publications: 5,653
  • Teachers (including postdocs): 2,138 (1,770 full-time equivalents – 41% women)
  • Professors: 709 (585 full-time equivalents – 29% women)
  • Turnover in research and PhD studies: SEK 4,752 million (EUR 479 million) – 70% of total turnover
  • 54% of research is funded by external sources

All numbers for 2017.