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Learning at the Uppsala University


Sweden's oldest university is one of Uppsala's most important landmarks with its history. The Department of Higher Education annually attracts academics and tourists to its impressive buildings and gardens. Founded in 1477, the university is ranked among the top universities in Europe. Some well-known profiles associated with Uppsala University include Anders Celsius, UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld and one of the founders of Skype, Niklas Zennström.

Explore the University
The university is a short walk from Uppsala Castle, which makes it possible to see two sights on one and the same day. The university consists of several different properties, including a university library, hospital and botanical gardens.

Well regarded by global academics, the university library has over five million volumes of books and magazines on their shelves. Carolina Rediviva is its most famous library and one of 19 branches. The hospital located in the area is in fact older than the school and was founded in 1302. If you are interested in medicine, you can take a tour at the Uppsala Medical History Museum. Here you will learn how modern technology changed the medicine by investigating over 300 years of history. 

There is also the Evolution Museum where you can see the university's collections of fossils, minerals, plants and animals. There are more than five million copies in their collections, including Scandinavia's largest assortment of dinosaur legs.