World-leading research and first-class education of global benefit to society. The mission is to gain and disseminate knowledge for the benefit of humankind and for a better world.
Uppsala University will:
-develop new areas of knowledge through cross-disciplinary collaboration.
-be an integrated education and research environment.
-be open to the outside world.
-contribute to sustainable solutions to the challenges facing society.
-have a working environment characterised by openness, responsibility and trust.
-act ethically and observe equal opportunities.
Uppsala University is the oldest university in Sweden, founded in 1477, where a living cultural heritage frames a fantastic student life. There are more than 40,000 students here and they are seen, heard and make their mark everywhere. The world-leading research and first-class education pursued here benefit society, business and culture on a global level. The University is characterised by diversity and breadth, with international frontline research at nine faculties and a wealth of educational choices at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD levels.
Bold goals demand perseverance and the courage to venture along new paths. Uppsala University stands behind the search for knowledge in order to contribute to human knowledge and global development. Research should take on the major challenges facing society as well as purely scientific questions. The University in all its breadth provides unique opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration and new combinations. The ability to attract and to create good working conditions for skilled academic staff is the most important factor for the University’s success in the international academic community.
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 is responsible for the pedagogical quality of education and for ensuring that the education they 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. Education at the Master’s level is distinguished by specialised, in-depth teaching and is strategically important in terms of increasing international recruitment of students and for recruitment of students to doctoral programmes.
Doctoral students are instrumental to the long-term development of universities as well as the public and private sectors. They make significant contributions to the University’s research. The education offered in their doctoral programmes gives students the competence and skills to conduct research independently, enables a deep understanding of the subject area, fosters proficiency in disseminating knowledge and enables the learning of others.
Uppsala University’s endeavour to combine academic excellence with providing benefit to society will be grounded in integrity, collegiality, quality and openness. Freedom in education and research will be safeguarded by a collegial system of decision-making and clear leadership in all parts of the organisation.
Well-functioning workplaces are essential to enable the University to conduct world-leading research and provide first-class education. Uppsala University will be an inspiring environment in which every employee and student is able to develop personally, professionally and academically, where a diversity of experience and individual initiatives are nurtured. Cultural heritage, academic traditions and an active student life are important parts of their educational environment.
Education and research will be developed in open dialogue and multi-faceted cooperation with the wider community. Successful cooperation is based on trust in the University as an independent and impartial knowledge organisation and takes its point of departure in the University’s academic integrity. Their staff will conduct and develop cooperation with professional support in the fields of innovation, communication and different forms of contact with society.See more