Why Uppsala University?

Academic freedom and the Swedish approach of achieving a work-life balance are two aspects that attract many new staff members to Uppsala University. Add to this the right our researchers have to commercialise their research, and even get support from the University in doing so. These and other benefits could be yours too, so why not join in our efforts to make the world a little better every day?

Skytteanum with the Dome in the background.

At Uppsala University and in Uppsala you will find:

  • A research environment of highest international class, building on global collaboration and connections. Uppsala University can provide you with the powerful tools you need to conduct cutting-edge research.
  • Unique academic traditions. Uppsala University has many ancient traditions, symbols and festivities that have lived on and are a natural part of academic Uppsala today.
  • A good work-life balance. Uppsala University cares about the health and well-being of its employees and makes systematic efforts to improve the work environment and create the conditions for a positive balance between work and free time.
  • A city full of life, with plenty to experience. You can move easily between beautiful natural surroundings, busy shopping streets, fascinating sights, exciting cultural treasures and entertaining events.
  • A safe, healthy and clean local environment. Crime is low, the air and water is clean and most of our rubbish is recycled. Cycling is often the best way to get around, thanks to an extensive network of bicycle paths.
  • High-quality schools and daycare for you to choose amongst, including a couple of international schools where lessons are given in English.
  • Arlanda Airport is just 20 minutes away, making it quick and easy to travel abroad.
  • An open, inclusive and tolerant climate where everyone is welcome to just be who they are and do what they do.
Vice Chancellor holding a cap in front of a large audience

The traditional donning of the caps in Uppsala takes place below Carolina Rediviva on Walpurgis Eve.

Campus Gotland

Our Campus Gotland offers a truly unique academic environment:

  • The historical and cultural setting of the medieval town Visby, one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, encircled by a ring wall that dates back to the 12th century.
  • The charm of a small-scale campus combined with the broad offerings of the full-scale university.
  • Currently, 18 different departments and SWEDESD have activities at Campus Gotland.
Visby seen from above with the blue sea in the background.

The medieval town Visby, one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.

Two girls huggng eachother,

Events for newcomers

Uppsala University’s International Faculty and Staff Services organize a welcome reception for new international employees. The university collaborates with Uppsala International Hub, who organize a range of activities for international guests and their spouses. They offer information meetings, social activities and guided tours.

When you arrive at Uppsala University we would be happy see you join our group for international employees in the University’s staff portal, "Medarbetarportalen". Here we will post about coming activities and events which will help you get to know your new surroundings and other international employees.”

Innovation support

One way to ensure that your research findings are put to good use in society is to transform them into a new service, product or method. UU Innovation can help you along the way and move your project forward through idea and innovation development, financial support and expert knowledge about agreements and how to protect your idea. UU Innovation welcomes all researchers at Uppsala University, regardless of their discipline. You also do not need to have a complete plan for your project. Obviously, all innovation advice is free and confidential.

For innovation support matters, please contact UU Innovation

Portrait Mathias Blob

Teachers’ Exemption – a huge incentive to innovate

Uppsala University do not claim any rights in your research results. Research results are owned by the researchers producing them. You can utilize, sell or exploit your own results as you see fit. The conditions for research-based innovation and new startups are therefore excellent.

Quality assurance and enhancement

With the goal to safeguard, strengthen and advance the academic culture and its foundations, Uppsala University continuously works with evaluation, leadership development and developing a stimulating learning environment.

Uppsala University has a wide range of teacher training, leadership training and other activities for employees.