From Uppsala University: Mission, Goals and Strategies

The mission of Uppsala University is to gain and disseminate knowledge for the benefit of humankind and for a better world.

  • The University rests on the idea and fundamental premise that investments in education and research contribute to a better future.
  • The University aims to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance in an integrated environment for education and research.
  • The University will put all its breadth and combined strength into supporting sustainable development and promoting openness and respect.
  • The University operates at the heart of the society to which it belongs. Collaboration enables the academic knowledge base to make an impact and be of use in society.

Uppsala University: Mission, goals and strategies

Areas of strength and new initiatives

Uppsala University stands out for its multiple areas of academic strength in which research, education and collaboration are integrally connected. This integrated approach applies along the entire chain from fundamental theory and experimental research to practical application through innovative ideas and perspectives with the potential to change society. Quality and a capacity for renewal have manifested themselves over the years in increased welfare, better quality of life and new businesses.

Rules and regulations

All Uppsala University’s rule and regulation documents are available in a searchable database at



Quality and Renewal 2017 is the third research evaluation at Uppsala University. The aim of the evaluation is to strengthen research at Uppsala University through a broad analysis of the functioning of its various research environments, with particular focus on the preconditions and processes that underpin research quality and renewal.


Uppsala University’s educational evaluations aim to promote education of the highest national and international class. The evaluations are based on external and internal collegial reviews and include student participation.