Student unions

The student unions are created and driven by students, for students. The main goal of the unions is to ensure that the interests of Uppsala University students are always prioritised and protected.

The unions always act in the best interest of their members. They deal with issues concerning education, equality, internationalisation, housing and economy. They can even take on the role of mediator when conflict arises between the university and a student. If you require assistance the unions are there to help.

The unions also help to organise the orientation programme that welcomes all new students to Uppsala University.

Depending on what you are studying, you could be interested in joining one or several unions. At Uppsala University there are six student unions, each representing a different area.

Become a member

Uppsala University has several student unions and student nations. You can choose to become a member of one or more unions and nations and receive a student ID.

Become a member

Get involved

Representatives for the unions are active in several decision making bodies at the University. Check out available assignments at your student union!

Student influence

The six student unions in Uppsala

Uppsala Student Union

Uppsala Student Union is a broad organisation that works to improve education for almost 14,000 full-time students in four sections that house six different faculties. They work to ensure that your education and conditions for studies at Uppsala University are of high quality. Uppsala Student Union works both with faculty-specific issues and centrally with major impact issues, with student influence towards Uppsala University as well as towards the student city of Uppsala.

Uppsala student union.

The Pharmaceutical Student Union

The Pharmaceutical Student Union conducts study supervision where they can express the students' views towards the University. The union represent students in the Faculty of Pharmacy, which enables them to raise specific questions and create a good relationship between teachers and students. The Student Council is the main forum to raise your voice regarding questions or opinions about education within this disciplinary domain.

The Pharmaceutical Student Union building.

Uppsala Business & Economics Students Association

Uppsala Business & Economics Students Association is a student union for students in the departments of Business and Economics. Their activities are divided into three areas: studies, leisure and future. However, the ultimate purpose of the student union is to monitor and improve the education of their subjects. The union also arranges education-related projects such as study sessions and career events connecting students with relevant employers.

Uppsala Business & Economics Students Association building called "Borgen".

Upp­sa­la Law Stu­dent As­so­ci­a­tion

Upp­sa­la Law Stu­dent As­so­ci­a­tion (website in Swedish) is the student union for law students. The union conducts education-related and social activities as well as help students establish contact with employers. The student union are responsible for all education-related activities and advocate for all students and PhD students at the Faculty of Law.

Upp­sa­la Law Stu­dent As­so­ci­a­tion building.

Uppsala Union of Engineering and Science Students

Uppsala Union of Engineering and Science Students (UTN) is for students at the Faculty of Science and Technology at Uppsala University. The student union is built on three pillars: maintaining student-educational interests, labour market connection and social activities. Their primary purpose is to monitor the students' interest concerning their educational quality.

Uppsala Union of Engineering and Science Students house.


Gotlands Student Union Rindi's main goal is to improve the study situation for all students at Campus Gotland. They represent the student voice at the University and towards Region Gotland. The union sections work both with union specific questions and social events. They make sure all students have a good education as well as something to do outside the classrooms.

Gotlands student union Rindi's building.