Uppsala University Global Alumni Day 2017
On one day Tuesday, 7 November, 2017, for the very first time, Uppsala University alumni volunteers across the globe arranged alumni get-togethers in their hometowns.
The day started with an alumni breakfast in Dunedin, New Zealand, made its way around the globe and ended with dinners in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle in the United States. Altogether there were alumni-led events in 62 cities in 45 countries, ranging from "fikas" to mingles.
Uppsala University Global Alumni Day aims to celebrate this extraordinary network of Uppsala University alumni world-wide. It was a day for alumni to reconnect with Uppsala University, reminisce about the time in Uppsala and to make new acquaintances and friends.
List of locations
- Addis Ababa
- Chiang Mai
- Guatemala City
- Hong Kong
- Los Angeles
- Mexico City
- New York City
- Phnom Penh
- Porto Alegre
- San Francisco
- Washington DC
Frequently Asked Questions
Who was eligible to participate in the Global Alumni Day?
All Uppsala University alumni were welcome to organise and attend this event. This means everyone who has studied (no matter how much or little) or worked, or is working at Uppsala University. Also our honorary doctors, guest researchers, board members and others close to the University are regarded as alumni.
You could also participate if you are thinking about studying at Uppsala University in the future, if you are partner in a research project or other type of international collaboration project or just a friend of the university in general.
My city is not in the list, why is that?
It was in these cities that someone raised their hand and volunteered to arrange a get-together when we sent out the call in June and July. If you want to organise an alumni event at some other time or on Global Alumni Day 2018, please contact the Alumni Office.
I was unable to attend this time but I wish to stay connected with Uppsala University and other alumni, what do I do?
Please make sure you are a member of the Alumni Network and don’t forget to add your postal address so that we can find you when we arrange events abroad.