The University

Welcome programme

Uppsala University organises a range of activities for our international guests. Below, you can read about the programme that has been planned for the autumn 2017.


Monday September 24th 2018, 18:00-20:00
Universitetshuset, The Chancellor's room

The University Management cordially invites you to a Welcome Reception for newly arrived international researchers, lecturers, doctoral students and their partners.


  • Welcome speech by member of UU management, followed by dinner buffet
  • Guided tour

Register here: registration will open shortly. Please note that registration is binding. 


On Saturdays and Sundays the guided tours are free of charge
At 13 Highlights - guided tour in English
(No tour if the Museum has another public programme). 


Introduction seminar 

- For newly arrived international researchers, lecturers, doctoral students and administrative staff

Date to be confirmed

The aim of the seminar is to provide you with useful information about Uppsala University, working conditions and benefits and to give insights into different aspects of life in Sweden.


  • Uppsala University in brief – historical overview, organisation and goals
  • Working and living in Sweden
  • Social activities
  • Moving to Sweden – a guest researcher´s experience
  • Lunch

Please note that registration is binding. 


Emma Jansson & Åsa Furberg, IFSS

professional EngLish courses for UU employees

The Unit for Professional English (UPE) is a unit within the Department of English at Uppsala University dedicated to helping university employees (including doctoral students) develop their English-language competence. Registration is now open for the spring term's courses. Please note that registration is first-come, first-served.

This spring the UPE is offering five general courses. For more information on these courses, please see the UPE website:

How to register for a course: Download the registration form from the UPE website. Note that your head of department (or the equivalent) must sign the form before you submit it. Please print out the form, fill it out, have your head of department sign it, and then scan it and send it as an email attachment from your own university email account (we need to be able to reply) to Please note that there is a registration deadline for each course. Should you wish to register for two courses, please submit two forms.