Uppsala University


Continente:
Europe
Country:
Sweden Sweden
Address:
P.O. Box 256, SE-751 05 Uppsala, Sweden
Web Site:
www.uu.se
Uppsala University


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 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings 92 87 95 84 91 88 83 96 93 101 95 94 101 104 119

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture 86 86 75 79 225 93 94 108 114 103 102 117 124 154
Engineering 96 99 105 122 117 120 130 157 181 179 203 237 241 287
Life Sciences 89 92 67 64 79 90 92 87 91 84 81 88 82 97
Medicine 89 103 92 89 94 83 92 90 98 91 89 94 102 116
Natural Sciences 125 152 132 136 142 112 123 126 127 118 124 126 130 149
Social Sciences 139 210 150 141 164 145 155 125 150 154 151 138 148 156

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences 143 225 220 250 290 - 301-350 301-350 301-350 301-350 301-350
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - 76 71 54
Chemistry 106 114 109 124 115 128 117 117 121 134 145
Chemical Engineering 160 168 165 201 168 182 178 202 215 210 281
Civil Engineering 193 229 220 190 171 184 192 251 301-350 351-400 259
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - 92 100 117
Computer Science 81 87 111 115 141 214 224 275 272 301-350 401-450
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - 263 - -
Electrical Engineering 140 169 213 201 176 183 219 252 268 275 351-400
Environment / Ecology 67 74 64 65 73 92 75 81 95 114 131
Geosciences 156 137 142 142 150 130 123 119 131 144 152
Immunology - - - - - - - - 150 134 147
Materials Science 109 133 129 137 132 145 137 141 143 164 179
Mathematics 174 225 216 184 144 183 169 177 209 217 286
Mechanical Engineering 203 223 283 290 - - - 401-450 351-400 351-400 -
Microbiology - - - - - - - - 93 96 84
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - 68 71 83
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - 148 160 147
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - 27 34 40 39 37 40 36 47 69 80
Physics 139 143 111 122 123 128 124 128 121 118 118
Plant & Animal Science 91 99 121 116 131 120 108 88 112 103 155
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - 222 210 256
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - 126 123 130
Space Science - - - - - - - - 87 64 135
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 179
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 228
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -