Region Uppsala – our largest collaboration

Uppsala University and Uppsala University Hospital together train more than 3,000 physicians, nurses and other medical staff a year. We conduct world-leading research to create new treatments and solve the puzzles of serious diseases.

Precision Medicine Centre Uppsala

The Precision Medicine Centre Uppsala (PMCU) is a collaboration among Uppsala University Hospital, Region Uppsala and Uppsala University. PMCU is a virtual centre and meeting point for organisations working in this field in Uppsala.

The purpose of the centre is to ensure that patients can take advantage of precision diagnostics and precision treatments. Through interdisciplinary research and innovation, we help develop and implement new solutions in health and medical care services.

ATMP Centre Uppsala

ATMP stands for Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products and is a collective name for advanced drugs that are based on living materials such as cells, tissue or genes.

ATMP Centre Uppsala is a collaboration between Uppsala University, Uppsala University Hospital and Region Uppsala. ATMP Centre Uppsala serves as a gathering point for the functions that work with ATMP within the hospital and the university, and also as a contact for external parties who provide new ATMP.

As a researcher, you can contact the ATMP centre if you are interested in transferring your research to clinical practice, for example conduct a clinical trial, so that it can benefit patients.

The center also plans to establish a GMP-certified manufacturing unit for its own production of ATMP. (GMP stands for Good Manufacturing Practice.)

More about ATMP Centre at Uppsala University Hospital's website

Our collaboration in figures

More than 400 employees divide their employment between the University and the hospital. The clinical research has a budget of about SEK 500 million and generates approximately 1,500 research publications each year. At the same time nearly 3,000 of the University’s students receive their clinical training and advanced training at the hospital. At the hospital there are about 300 doctors in specialist training distributed among about 50 different specialties.

The foundation of what is today Uppsala University Hospital was laid in 1708, when Uppsala University established a clinic where medical students could hone their skills. The clinic had six to eight beds then. Today, the hospital has close to 1,000 beds.


Obviously, research is an integral part of the University Hospital. Research is conducted in a variety of fields to map disease mechanisms and to create new, effective forms of treatment. In addition, the hospital conducts clinical trials of new drugs in collaboration with pharmaceutical companies. Over the years our researchers have contributed to new treatments for many serious diseases.

The University and the hospital together operate several research infrastructures: Uppsala Clinical Research Center (UCR) and Uppsala Biobank. UCR offers many types of support to clinical researchers – from study design to academic publication. Uppsala Biobank is responsible for storage of fluid and tissue samples from activities within Region Uppsala and Uppsala University.

Uppsala University and Uppsala University Hospital, along with a number of other actors, have developed the National Centre for Knowledge on Men’s Violence Against Women (NCK). Among other things, it operates “Kvinnofridslinjen”, a national helpline for women subjected to violence.


Each year nearly 3,000 students receive their clinical training and advanced training at the hospital. This mainly takes the form of “allmäntjänstgöring” (AT), a 21-month period of practice after medical school that all doctors must undergo to get their medical license, but it also includes the clinical placement required for other courses in the health care field. In addition to doctors, Uppsala University Hospital also educates nurses, specialist nurses, speech therapists, psychologists, pharmacists and biomedical analysts. New programmes are also developed, like the recently started engineering programme in medical technology.

Together with the hospital, the University also offers a number of advanced training courses.

How the collaboration is governed

Medical research and the training of doctors is coordinated by the University Hospital Board, which is composed of representatives from both Uppsala University and Region Uppsala. In addition, there is the University Hospital Committee, which is a drafting body for the University Hospital Board. These agencies are regulated by two agreements for cooperation on medical education and research (ALFs). One is a national agreement between the government and seven county councils, and another is a regional agreement between Uppsala University and Region Uppsala.

The training of nurses and specialist nurses is coordinated by the Consultative Board, with representatives from Uppsala University and Region Uppsala. In addition, there is the Consultative Group, a drafting body for the Consultative Board.