About us

The Ångström Laboratory is one of Uppsala University's largest campus. Both teaching and research are carried out at the frontline in IT, natural sciences, technology and mathematics.

The Ångström laboratory is located in an area called Polacksbacken, which has an interesting history as a meeting and camp site for the Uppland regiment as early as 1680. From a camp site and later barracks, the area has gradually developed into the high-tech center it is today.

The Ångström laboratory is named after Anders Jonas and Knut Ångström, who were both professors of physics at Uppsala University during the 19th century.

Our research

The Ångström laboratory is home to seven departments, several research centers and a number of different units. Here, research takes place within a broad field of natural science, technology, mathematics and information technology.

Ångström houses around 1,700 employees (a fifth of all employees at Uppsala University), who together produce approximately 600 publications and 70 doctoral theses a year, that's more than 10 scientific articles and at least one new doctor a week!

Our education

A large part of Uppsala University's courses in natural sciences, IT, mathematics and technology are conducted at the Ångström laboratory. Approximately 3,200 students are enrolled as full-year students, which constitutes a quarter of all doctoral students and students at Uppsala University. The education of both natural scientists and engineers is conducted here in the form of independent courses or entire programs in a strongly research-related environment.

Our campus

We are proud of our fine premises, which contain everything from high-tech labs and large lecture halls to modern group rooms and cozy study areas. Our campus management provides service in many areas and works to ensure that all visitors, students and employees receive a good welcome on campus.

With such a large operation as the Ångström laboratory comes great responsibility. We work actively with environmental issues and with reducing our ecological footprint.