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Why choose Uppsala University?

  1. Uppsala University is associated with 8 Nobel Prize laureates and numerous royalty, academics and public figures
  2. The university became prominent in the sciences in the 18th century with names such as the physician and botanist Carl Linnaeus and the physicist and astronomer Anders Celsius, inventor of the Celsius scale
  3. Along with Lund, Uppsala is the historic and traditional centre of Swedish academic life


Quick Facts:

Location: Uppsala, Sweden

City Population: 140,454

University Population: 25,310

Climate: Uppsala has a humid continental climate, bordering to a subarctic climate, with cold winters and mild summers. Due to its northerly location, Uppsala experiences over 18 hours of visible sunshine during the summer solstice and under six hours of sunshine during the winter solstice.

Nearest airport: Stockholm Arlanda Airport



Uppsala University is the oldest university in Scandinavia, founded in 1477. The universite has around 40,000 students and 5,500 employees in nine faculties and nearly 100 departments. Uppsala is the fourth largest city in Sweden and has the charm of a small town as well as the opportunities of a big city.



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