Meeting Tomorrow’s Challenges

We move the boundaries of our research far beyond the scope of the solar system and into the smallest particles imaginable. From exploring the environment in space to understanding organisms' internal chemistry and ecosystems. Our scientists are breaking new ground in numerous areas every day. 

Meet our researchers

Collaborate with us

Are you a researcher looking for collaboration, browse the links to our departments to find a contact of interest. We are actively involved in collaboration with the surrounding world and maintain several inspiring partnerships with various players. Learn more about how we collaborate with industry and society. We also engage in activities for schools and the general public to stimulate interest and desire to learn more about science and technology.

World leading research environments

Over 50 research groups in science and technology at Uppsala University are considered world-leading. These can be found in each of the Faculty’s departments and subjects. Listed below are our major profile areas across-the-board in the form of research centers, strategic research areas and knowledge and innovation communities (KICs).

The Faculty has nominated coordinators for cross-disciplinary areas of strength within energy, material and bioinfomatics.

Research centres are a way to gather and strengthen research areas outside the classical subjects, enabling collaboration between scientists from several research areas.

Strategic research areas are designated by the government with the aim form world-class research environments in a number of areas of importance to the Swedish society or the Swedish industry.

Vinnova and the Swedish Energy Agency fund a number of national competence centers where universities, colleges, research institutes, companies and public actors in close collaboration conduct research in areas that are important for Sweden's competitiveness. The Faculty of Science and Technology is involved in several of these.

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) designates strategic research areas in which we are involved in so-called "Knowledge and Innovation Communities" (KICs).

Our researchers have access to extensive infrastructures  Here you will find a list of those infrastructures funded by the field of science.

Our Nobel Laureates and most influential scientists

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Four Nobel prizes – two in physics and two in chemistry – have been awarded to scientists from Uppsala University within the Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology. The Svedberg, Professor of Physical Chemistry, received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1926. He constructed the first ultracentrifuge for determining the size and form of various macromolecules, a separation method that has been of immense value to biochemistry and molecular biology. Manne Siegbahn, Professor of Physics, introduced modern nuclear physics to Sweden. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1924 for his contributions to X-ray spectroscopy. Arne Tiselius, Uppsala’s first Professor of Biochemistry, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1948. The method he divised, electrophoresis of protein, played a major role in establishing Uppsala as a leader in biochemical separation methods. Kai Siegbahn, Professor of Physics (son of Manne Siegbahn) received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1981. His work in high-resolution electron spectroscopy provided an important analytical method for studying the effects of chemical binding.

In addition to the Nobel Prize laureates, some of our best known historic scientists are Carl von Linné, Olof Rudbeck and Anders Celsius. Read more about natural scientists in 18th-century Uppsala.

Celsius-Linné Lectures

The faculty arranges Celsius-Linné Lectures in commemoration of Anders Celsius and Carl von Linnaeus. The selected lecturers are highly acclaimed and internationally well-known scientists.

13x13 on astronomy and physics

Welcome to a lecture series on the latest advancements in physics, organized by the researchers at the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The lectures, which are starting in September 2023, are specifically targeting individuals without expert knowledge.

Read more about the 13x13 series

Postgraduate studies

Doctoral studies are designed to provide students with deeper knowledge on the given subject, train their critical thinking skills, and give them the ability to identify important research issues. A doctoral degree is equivalent to four years of full-time study; however, after two years of studies students can graduate with a licentiate degree. More information about postgraduate studies within Science and Technology

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Join us

We are constantly looking for new talented employees who want to join us in making a difference to the world. Uppsala University is ranked among the 100 best universities in the world and provides all conditions for conducting successful research and education in a creative and pleasant work environment. See our current vacancies

Read more about what it is like to work with us

Our Campuses

A multidisciplinary holistic approach is a cardinal principle at Uppsala University. Research and education are stimulated and advanced by the encounter between the varying perspectives of the Disciplinary Domains. Get a short presentation about our campuses or go directly to their websites via the links in the pictures below.

Last modified: 2023-07-24