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Uppsala University Main Building, Uppsala

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Uppsala University is a research university in Uppsala, Sweden, and is the oldest university in Sweden and all of the Nordic countries, founded in 1477. It ranks among the best universities in Northern Europe in international rankings. 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. The university has nine faculties distributed over three “disciplinary domains”. It has about 24,000 full-time students and 2,400 doctoral students. It has a teaching staff of roughly 1,800 out of a total of 6,500 employees. Twenty-five per cent of the 674 professors at the university are women. Of its turnover of SEK 5.9 billion in 2013, 30% was spent on education on basic and advanced level, while 66% was spent on research and research programs.
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  • Imposing university building . Do not miss the tropical greehouses adjoining the rear of the building with rainforest , cacti and other greenhouses to visit for a small fee  more »
  • Main building of the Uppsala University is a beautiful historical one. You can go inside and see Its splendid interior decoration. I went there early June this year. I met Master graduation ceremony o...  more »
  • This is the historical main building at Uppsala University. It's just in front of the cathedral and, on special occasions, hosts free events (specially during Christmas). It has an orchestra room that...  more »
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  • Admission department is a joke and everyone is pushing the blame to someone else. Whoever that is recruiting is incapable of reading or understanding that Advanced Econometrics is the study of statistics therefore telling me I am unqualified because I don't have enough credits for statistics. You have to come out with a better excuse for your racism Uppsala University. I thought it was a reputable University and now I am glad I am not going there
  • One of the best universities in the world. Its also one of the oldest.
  • There is a professor of peace named Ashok Swain who writes lopsided articles about India and indian newspapers ! One star for hosting such pseudo-professors !
  • We spent the whole afternoon here, just walking around and enjoying the atmosphere. You can actually "hear" minds working. Gorgeous place
  • One of Sweden's most prestigious Universities having great education.

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Where to stay in Uppsala

University town Uppsala represents a relatively affordable Swedish destination. A number of hostels surround the city center, and proximity to the city center is key--the closer the better for exploring on foot all that the city has to offer. Many mid-range hotels ensure a comfortable stay at a reasonable cost, oftern with breakfast included. If luxury is more your style, look for the big chain hotels.
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