Initiative for newcomers and integration

Uppsala University has knowledge in a number of important areas relevant to the current situation with many newcomers in Sweden. We have different opportunities for continuing professional development. There are also opportunities aimed directly at newcomers. In several projects we collaborate closely with other actors in society.

Study programmes and continuing professional development for newcomers

Uppsala University organises a number of educational activities relating to newcomers and integration. These activities are aimed both at newcomers and at Swedish employees who meet newcomers as part of their job.

New in Sweden and want to study at Uppsala University?

Information and guidance

Swedish language courses

For school teachers

The Centre for Professional Development and Internationalisation in Schools works with issues relating to schools, inclusion and sustainable development focusing on newly arrived pupils and their learning. They offer courses, seminars and continuing professional development.

Research on newcomers and integration

At Uppsala University, research is being conducted in many fields that relate to newcomers and integration.

Collaboration and networks

Uppsala University has recently founded the Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism

Lund/Uppsala Migration Law Network (L/UMIN) is a collaboration between Uppsala’s and Lund’s faculties of law on Swedish immigration law. The research looks at international and national aspects of immigration law.

Education for Equity is an Erasmus+ collaboration between Uppsala University’s Centre for Professional Development and Internationalisation in Schools and the Allt Valley Comunity Trust, Liverpool, and Bildungswerk Kreuzberg, Berlin. The project studies how school achievements are supported and early drop outs are reduced.

Research publications

Search for migration, newcomers, integration, racism in Uppsala University’s publication database.

Database Erasmus +project – Find projects funded under the Erasmus+ programme

Related materials

UNESCO's report about migration

Researcher? Get in touch!

If you are a researcher and want to contribute information about your research in this area, please contact: Sara Hurtig


Whether you are a newcomer yourself or looking for opportunities at Uppsala University for someone else, feel free to get in touch with us to learn more.

The University’s coordinator for activities for newcomers:
Sara Hurtig

Studies at Uppsala University

Studentservice in Uppsala: Segerstedthuset, Dag Hammarsköldsväg 7
Studentservice in Visby: Cramérgatan 3
Telefon: +46 18 471 47 10

See also: New in Sweden and want to study

Internships at Uppsala University

Contact Linnea Detterberg, Human Resources Division.