The University

Academic Traditions

Find out about the Inauguration of professors, Nobel lectures, and many other Uppsala University traditions.

Living traditions

Uppsala University boasts a large number of ancient traditions, symbols, and festivities that have become a natural part of academic Uppsala today. Here are some examples.

The lecture

The lecture is the traditional forum for academic communication at universities. The first lectures at Uppsala University were given immediately after its founding in 1477. Each year, Uppsala University is visited by the most prominent scientists and personalities. The many visiting lecturers provide us with new impulses and insights. At Uppsala, you have the opportunity to listen to and learn from Nobel laureates, writers, politicians and many other speakers.