Uppsala University’s mission, goals and strategies

Uppsala University is the oldest university in Sweden, founded in 1477. Today we are a broad research university with a clear mission: To pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society, to in different ways contribute to a better world.

From Uppsala University: Mission, Goals and Strategies

The mission of Uppsala University is to gain and disseminate knowledge for the benefit of humankind and for a better world.

  • The University rests on the idea and fundamental premise that investments in education and research contribute to a better future.

  • The University aims to offer an inspiring and well-functioning physical, social and cultural environment.

  • Uppsala University contributes to development and innovation locally and nationally and is an active party in the pursuit of sustainable social development.

  • Collaboration with the wider community is a natural, integral part of such research and contributes – directly or indirectly – to solutions to the sustainability challenges facing society. 

Uppsala University: Mission, goals and strategies

Input to the government’s research policy from 2021

In 2020, the government is going to present a new research proposal with the aim that Sweden will be one of the world-leading countries in research and innovation. As part of this work, the educational institutions and other actors have been asked to submit their input. 

Uppsala university’s input to the government’s research policy from 2021

Plan for the University’s spatial structure

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Developing the physical environment within the premises and land areas that the University has available, but also the interaction with the surrounding urban environment, are two of several important conditions for the University’s development. The project Development Plan 2050 will produce an overall plan for the University’s spatial structure and physical design over the coming decades.

Last modified: 2021-09-16