Research schools

At the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy there are several research schools.

Summer Research School (SOFOSKO)

This course aims to increase interest in preclinical research among students in the medical, biomedical and pharmacy programmes. It offers the opportunity to spend two or three summers trying out research in one of the many research groups at the disciplinary domain.

Admitted students will attend a two-week research orientation course during the first summer. The course is taught full-time in June and ends before Midsummer. During the rest of the summer, admitted students work on their projects for a further four weeks. The latter period can be organised to best suit students and supervisors.

In the second summer, the project work continues for six weeks full-time. SOFOSKO usually ends in the autumn after the second summer, when the different projects are presented at seminars and in written form. Medical students can, however, extend SOFOSKO by another summer so that the course corresponds to independent, in-depth work.

Students admitted to SOFOSKO receive a scholarship of SEK 10,000 per summer for two years.

ULLA Summer School

ULLA was founded in 1992 as a European consortium for ('research') training in pharmaceutical sciences. The name ULLA comes from the cities of the founding universities: Uppsala, London, Leiden and Amsterdam.

A vital part of ULLA is to organise a summer school for doctoral students every two years. The summer school allows doctoral students to broaden their knowledge on important topics such as drug discovery, drug development, and economic and management issues facing the industry today and tomorrow. Equally important, however, is the unique opportunity for doctoral students to have a great experience and create an international network.

Read more about ULLA Summer School

National research school in clinical and translational cancer research

Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University offer the National research school in clinical and translational cancer research (NatiOn). The aim is to offer a customised package of courses as a knowledge base for future clinical researchers in the cancer field.

The programme comprises a total of 20 weeks of full-time study (30 credits) and lasts three years, divided into five or six blocks of two to five weeks. The programme mainly covers molecular oncology and research methods for clinically active individuals in the field of cancer.

Find out more about NatiOn – National research school in clinical and translational cancer research