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 offer an inspiring and well-functioning physical, social and cultural environment.

  • Uppsala University contributes to development and innovation locally and nationally and is an active party in the pursuit of sustainable social development.

  • Collaboration with the wider community is a natural, integral part of such research and contributes – directly or indirectly – to solutions to the sustainability challenges facing society. 

Uppsala University: Mission, goals and strategies

Input to the government's research policy from 2021

In 2020, the government is going to present a new research proposal with the aim that Sweden will be one of the world-leading countries in research and innovation. As part of this work, the educational institutions and other actors have been asked to submit their input. 

Uppsala university's input to the government's research policy from 2021

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.

Strategic priorities

Alongside the development goals, Uppsala University is actively seeking to advance the general
conditions for education and research of the highest quality and relevance. The University’s efforts focus on five strategic priorities:

Rules and regulations

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