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.

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 2012, Eva Åkesson is the University’s Vice-Chancellor.

Uppsala University by the numbers

Turnover and staff

  • Turnover: SEK 7,061 million (EUR 667 million)
  • Number of employees, year average: 7,108 (6,078 full-time equivalents)
  • Academic staff, year average (including PhD students): 4,782 (4,002 full-time equivalents)
  • Administrative staff, year average: 2,377 (2,077 full-time equivalents)
  • Facilities: 395,000 square metres

Education

  • Bachelor’s programme: 71
  • Master’s programmes: 73
  • Freestanding courses: 1,922
  • 43,910 registered students (24,534 full-time equivalents)
  • 35,672 students at Bachelor’s level (18,372 full-time equivalents, 59% women)
  • 12,257 students at Master’s level (6,163 full-time equivalents, 58% women)
  • Most popular study programmes: law, medicine, psychology, and business and economics
  • Degrees conferred: 5,320 – 51% at Master’s level
  • International Master’s programmes taught in English: 51
  • Bachelor's programmes taught in English: 4
  • Freestanding courses taught in English: 779
  • Student exchange agreements with over 400 universities across the world
  • Fee-paying students: 1,120 (617 full-time equivalents)
  • Turnover in Bachelor’s and Master’s level education: SEK 2,091 million (EUR 198 million) – 26% of total turnover

Research

  • Doctoral students: 2,342 (1,504 full-time equivalents – 47% women)
  • PhD degrees conferred: 363
  • Licentiate degrees conferred: 39
  • Number of scientific publications: 5,099
  • Teachers (including postdocs): 2,006 (1,906 full-time equivalents – 43% women)
  • Professors: 733 (606 full-time equivalents – 30% women)
  • Turnover in research and PhD studies: SEK 4,970 million (EUR 471 million) – 70% of total turnover
  • 55% of research is funded by external sources

All numbers for 2018.

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