Quick facts about Uppsala University
Uppsala University is the Nordic region’s oldest university – founded in 1477 – and is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world. There are more than 40,000 students here and they are seen, heard and make their mark everywhere. The University’s nearly 5,000 researchers and teachers conduct world-leading research and offer a seemingly endless number of courses.
Among the University’s alumni there are 15 Nobel Prize laureates, of which 8 received their prizes for discoveries made during their time at Uppsala University. Carl Linnaeus, Anders Celsius and Olof Rudbeck the Elder are a few examples of prominent scientists in Uppsala University’s history.
Three disciplinary domains
Uppsala University is divided into three disciplinary domains: humanities and social sciences, medicine and pharmacy, and science and technology. These in turn consist of nine faculties and nearly 50 departments in total. Since 2021, Anders Hagfeldt is the University’s Vice-Chancellor.
Uppsala University by the numbers
Turnover and staff
- Turnover (revenue): SEK 7,300 million (EUR 691 m)
- Revenue for Bachelor’s and Master’s level education : SEK 2,147 million (13 % external sources)
- Revenue for research and PhD programmes: SEK 5,153 million (56% external sources)
- Employees: 7,265 (average) – 6,251 full-time equivalents (FTEs) – 51% women
- Facilities: 393,000 square metres
- Bachelor’s programme: approximately 70
- Master’s programmes: approximately 70
- Freestanding courses: approximately 1,950
- Number of registered students: 45,925 – full-time equivalents: 26,045 (Master’s level: 26%) 59% women
- Number of degrees awarded: 5,841 – of which 53% Master’s degrees
- Number of international Master’s programmes: approximately 60
- Freestanding courses in English: approximately 750
- International student exchanges: agreements with over 400 universities worldwide, approximately 1,420 incoming and 940 outgoing students.
- Number of fee-paying students: 1,414 – FTEs 833 (47% women)
- 27 000 alumni in more than 130 countries in the alumni network
- Number of PhD students: 2,260 (48% women)
- Number of new PhD student admissions: 391 (49% women)
- Number of PhDs conferred: 362 (46% women)
- Total number of licentiate degrees: 31 (48% women)
- Number of professors: 605 – FTEs (30 % women)
- Number of teachers (incl professors): 1 678 – FTEs (43% women)
- Number of peer-reviewed scholarly publications: 5,167
All numbers for 2019.