Uppsala University
Uppsala University

Continente: Europe

Country: Sweden

Address: P.O. Box 256, SE-751 05 Uppsala, Sweden

Web Site: www.uu.se



About Uppsala University:

Uppsala University is a research university in Uppsala, Sweden, and is the oldest university in Sweden and all of the Nordic countries still in operation, founded in 1477. The university uses "Gratiae veritas naturae" as its motto and embraces natural sciences. The university rose to pronounced significance during the rise of Sweden as a great power at the end of the 16th century and was then given a relative financial stability with the large donation of King Gustavus Adolphus in the early 17th century. Uppsala also has an important historical place in Swedish national culture, identity and for the Swedish establishment: in historiography, literature, politics, and music. Many aspects of Swedish academic culture in general, such as the white student cap, originated in Uppsala. It shares some peculiarities, such as the student nation system, with Lund University and the University of Helsinki. Uppsala belongs to the Coimbra Group of European universities and to the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities. The university has nine faculties distributed over three "disciplinary domains". Of its turnover of SEK 6.6 billion (approx. USD 775 million) in 2016, 29% was spent on education at Bachelor's and Master's level, while 70% was spent on research and research programs. Architecturally, Uppsala University has traditionally had a strong presence in the area around the cathedral on the western side of the River Fyris. Despite some more contemporary building developments further away from the centre, Uppsala's historic centre continues to be dominated by the presence of the university.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
World University Rankings 92 87 95 84 91 88 83 96 93 101 95 94

ByField

Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agriculture - 86 86 75 79 225 93 94 108 114 103 102
Engineering - 96 99 105 122 117 120 130 157 181 179 203
Life Sciences - 89 92 67 64 79 90 92 87 91 84 81
Clinical Medicine - 89 103 92 89 94 83 92 90 98 91 89
Natural Sciences - 125 152 132 136 142 112 123 126 127 118 124
Social Sciences - 139 210 150 141 164 145 155 125 150 154 151

BySubject

Subject 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agricultural Sciences - - - - 143 225 220 250 290 - 301-350 301-350
Chemistryical Engineering - - - 220 160 168 165 201 168 182 178 202
Chemistry - - - 95 106 114 109 124 115 128 117 117
Civil Engineering - - - 226 193 229 220 190 171 184 192 251
Computer Science - - - 86 81 87 111 115 141 214 224 275
Electrical Engineering - - - 119 140 169 213 201 176 183 219 252
Environment / Ecology - - - - 67 74 64 65 73 92 75 81
Geosciences - - - 165 156 137 142 142 150 130 123 119
Materials Science - - - 113 109 133 129 137 132 145 137 141
Mathematics - - - 199 174 225 216 184 144 183 169 177
Mechanical Engineering - - - 195 203 223 283 290 - - - 401-450
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - 27 34 40 39 37 40 36
Physics - - - 139 139 143 111 122 123 128 124 128
Plant & Animal Science - - - - 91 99 121 116 131 120 108 88