Uppsala University Global Alumni Day 2017

We are calling on Uppsala University alumni from all around the world to join us on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 to make Uppsala University history.

This alumni-led initiative will seek to recognize and celebrate the growing Uppsala University alumni network during one day. We invite our alumni to plan local events ranging from casual social gatherings to formal events. For example, you can invite fellow alumni to a fika at a coffee shop, organize a drive for a good cause in your community, or arrange a dinner or guest speaker event with a prominent alumnus/alumna. The sky is the limit and all events are run by alumni volunteers.

Check out the FAQ below.

Registered events so far

The list of events will be updated continuously. If you would like to participate in organizing an event in a city that is already on the list, please register anyway. We will connect you with the person/-s that have already raised their hand for that city. 

Registration for participation (not organization) in the events will be available here in mid-September.

60 cities in 45 countries
  • Australia, Melbourne
  • Australia, Sydney
  • Austria, Vienna
  • Azerbaijan, Baku
  • Bangladesh, Dhaka
  • Belgium, Leuven
  • Bolivia, La Paz
  • Brazil, Porto Alegre
  • Bulgaria, Sofia
  • Cambodia, Phnom Penh
  • Chile, Providencia
  • Chile, Santiago
  • China, Beijing
  • China, Shanghai
  • Croatia, Zagreb
  • Ethiopia, Addis Ababa
  • Finland, Helsinki
  • France, Paris
  • Germany, Oldenburg
  • Ghana, Accra
  • Guatemala, Guatemala City
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • India, Pune
  • Indonesia, Jakarta
  • Iraq, Erbil
  • Italy, Milan or Bergamo
  • Japan, Tokyo
  • Kenya, Nairobi
  • Malaysia, Penang
  • Nepal, Kathmandu
  • Netherlands, Amsterdam
  • New Zealand, Dunedin
  • Pakistan, Karachi
  • Pakistan, Lahore
  • Poland, Warsaw
  • Russia, Saint-Petersburg
  • Rwanda, Kigali
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • South Africa, Pretoria
  • South Korea, Seoul
  • Spain, Palma de Mallorca
  • Sri Lanka, Colombo
  • Sweden, Gothenburg
  • Sweden, Stockholm
  • Sweden, Uppsala
  • Taiwan, Taipei
  • Thailand, Chiang Mai
  • Turkey, Istanbul
  • United Kingdom, Brighton
  • United Kingdom, London
  • United States, Chicago
  • United States, Cleveland
  • United States, Denver
  • United States, Eureka, California
  • United States, Los Angeles
  • United States, New York City
  • United States, Philadelphia
  • United States, San Francisco
  • United States, Washington DC area (Greater)
  • Vietnam, Hanoi

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to participate in the Global Alumni Day?

All Uppsala University alumni are welcome to organize and attend this event. This means everyone who has studied (no matter how much or little) or worked, or is working at Uppsala University. Also our honorary doctors, guest researchers, board members and others close to the University are regarded as alumni.

How can I organize an event in my city?

All events are run by alumni volunteers and we are always keen to get more volunteers involved. If you are interested in organizing an event or if you would like to recommend speakers or locations in your city, please contact us and we will provide you with guidance and support. Register to organize an event here.

How will I know how many Uppsala University alumni there are in my area?

Locating our alumni in the world is our biggest challenge. As soon as someone leaves the university, we have no means of knowing where they live.

Your very best source is LinkedIn and other similar career networks. By searching using filters on LinkedIn, you can see how many Uppsala University alumni are living in your country or city. Now, not everyone is on LinkedIn of course, but it’s a way of getting an idea of the number of alumni and who you can start to contact. Perhaps there are other social media or career networks that people where you live frequently use?

What type of event can I host?

In order to participate, it has to be an event hosted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. The type of event you organize is up to you, you have creative control. The goal is to gather and engage as many Uppsala University alumni as possible in your city. Global Alumni Day events do not need to take place in the evening, you can host a breakfast, lunch or all-day activity. Please try to ensure the event format you choose aligns well with your local alumni population though. And please keep this in mind when you consider pricing and venue for your event. 

There is no event too small or too big for Global Alumni Day. Two people meeting is enough. 

Will Uppsala University provide any budget for my event?

The Global Alumni Day event is organized by alumni for alumni, so Uppsala University will not be providing budget for events. We encourage organizers to keep event costs low to encourage alumni to participate in an event. Uppsala University will be providing all organizers with a Global Alumni Day event pack, which will include marketing and promotional materials to be used on the day of the event.  

When will will it be possible to register to join the events?

Registration for participation in events will open in mid-September.