Academic Traditions

Find out about the Inauguration of professors, Nobel lectures, and many other Uppsala University traditions.

Living traditions

Uppsala University boasts a large number of ancient traditions, symbols, and festivities that have become a natural part of academic Uppsala today. Here are some examples.


Uppsala University’s researchers share their knowledge in public lectures. Every year, the University is visited by leading researchers and influential people from around the world. At Uppsala University, you can hear Nobel laureates, researchers, authors, politicians and many others give lectures. Here we present some of the most prominent, annually occurring lectures at Uppsala University.

Public lectures at Uppsala University

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