Radisson Blu Hotel, Uppsala

Learning at Uppsala University

Sweden’s oldest higher learning institution, Uppsala University attracts academics and tourists to its impressive buildings and gardens each year. Founded in 1477, it ranks among the top universities in Europe. Famous names associated with the campus include Anders Celsius, former UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold and co-founder of Skype, Niklas Zennstrom.

Exploring this Swedish institution

The University is located a short walk from Uppsala Castle making it a perfect way to catch two attractions in a day. It comprises several properties, including the university library, hospital and many botanical gardens.

Well-regarded by global academics, the library has over five million volumes of books and periodicals on its shelves. Carolina Rediviva is its most famous library, and one of 19 branches. The hospital on the grounds, is in fact older than the school itself, having been established in 1302. If interested in medicine, you can take a tour of the Museum of Medical History in Uppsala. Here you will learn how modern technology changed the face of medicine by exploring over 300 years of history.

On site, there is also a Museum of Evolution where you can view the university’s collections of fossils, minerals, plants and animals. There are more than five million specimens in their collections including the largest assortment of dinosaur bones in Scandinavia.

A trip to the gardens

The oldest of the botanical gardens found within the campus is Linnaeus Garden, maintained as an 18th-century garden. The castle’s baroque garden nearby also belongs to the university, having been donated by King Gustav III in the 18th century. On a sunny day, it is worth checking them out to see their wonderful designs and exotic plant life.

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Uppsala offers first-rate accommodation within easy travelling distance from the main sites of the university. Prospective students, parents, conference guests and curious visitors will find it simple to get to the university from this hotel.