2 July 1477: The University’s charter is signed.1600 The University’s first documented degree conferment ceremony in philosophy was in 1663. Student nations were recognized by the University Board.
In 1741, Linnaeus became professor of medicine.In 1893, Alfred Nobel was awarded an honorary doctorate at Uppsala University.Education at Uppsala University is characterised by its association with research. Students acquire up-to-date knowledge as well as the skills and capacity for independent and critical thinking. Highly qualified teaching staff are responsible for the pedagogical quality of education and for ensuring that the education we offer is grounded in scientific and scholarly progress.
Together, teachers and students take shared responsibility for creating learning environments characterised by active student participation and engagement.
Sweden is probably one of the safest countries in the world, and whether students live in Uppsala city or in Visby on the island of Gotland, they live in a cultural setting with roots harking back several centuries. They can all experience student activities far beyond the ordinary. As a student, you also have access to modern facilities in well-equipped labs, libraries, and lecture rooms. Free Wi-Fi is available on all campuses.
Uppsala Campus1477 in Uppsala operates two training facilities at the university campus areas, one at Science Park and one at Blåsenhus. They offer large gyms, more than 100 group training sessions a week, rope and boulder climbing, spinning, and various ball sports. As a student or PhD-student, you get the lower student price on their membership cards.
Uppsala University has four student unions: Uppsala Student Union, Uppsala Union of Engineering and Science Students, Pharmaceutical Student Association, and Gotland’s Student Union Rindi. These organizations are created and driven by students, for students. The main goal of the unions is to ensure the interests of Uppsala University students are always prioritized and protected. They deal with issues concerning education, health, welfare, equality, internationalization, housing, and the economy.