Let us introduce some of Uppsala University’s many notable alumni. With Uppsala University as their foundation, our alumni have made important contributions to society in many different fields, both in Sweden and across the world.
Author, commentator, politician... Tove Lifvendahl has a wealth of experience to draw on in her new role as political editor of the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. Even as a student in Uppsala, she was a jack-of-all-trades who mixed studies with work as a chef in the student club.
Political advisor and Iran expert Trita Parsi has taken an amazing journey both professionally and personally – from Iran to Uppsala and on to the White House. His studies in Uppsala paved the way for an international career and today, he’s just as much Swedish as he is Iranian and American.
Robert Fröjd is the regional manager for Nasdaq in South East Asia and Australia. He has been based in Singapore for ten years. He is also an alumnus of Uppsala University.
South Korean Ha Soojeong misses Uppsala and her time at the University. When she returned to Seoul, she took with her a keen interest in Swedish society and a recent discovery. “I realised that Sweden’s notion of happiness differs from Korea’s. In Korea, so much is about achieving”, she says.
“I do not care what people do with the knowledge, but we all need to learn the very basics about the state of the world if we are to live in it.” Meet Hans Rosling, honorary doctor who showed us our new world.
Antje Jackelén is back in Uppsala, which she visited as a guest student from Germany in the late 1970s. As a newly appointed archbishop, she is happy to take part in public debate, for example on Twitter. “It’s a challenge to say something significant and perhaps even beautiful in 140 characters.”
Historical Uppsala Figures
Carolus Linnaeus, Olof Rudbeck, Anders Celsius, Erik Gustaf Geijer and Anders Ångström are some of Uppsala’s most renowned figures from the past. Eight Nobel laureates have also helped make the University known all over the world.
See the list of Vice-Chancellors through the years.