Uppsala – the university city

Uppsala is Sweden’s fourth largest city with a population of 225 000 inhabitants. Unique cultural treasures and an exciting history are to be found in the city of knowledge and inspiration. Uppsala has retained its small-town charm while offering a big city’s selection of shops, restaurants and other entertainment.

Uppsala has many historical attractions. Among the most famous are:
• Uppsala 
cathedral, the largest cathedral in Scandinavia.
• One of Sweden’s eldest botanical gardens
• A unique 
anatomical theatre built in the 1600’s
• The
 Linnaeus Garden
Uppsala Castle from the mid-1500’s

However, Uppsala is not only known for its traditions. Today Uppsala is a dynamic industrial and commercial city where knowledge, ideas and entrepreneurship are at the center. The city’s geographical location with only 30 minutes to Stockholm-Arlanda international airport and 40 minutes to Stockholm has made Uppsala an attractive place for meetings.

For information on how to reach Uppsala, please visit the Travel page on this website.

Learn more about Uppsala and different things to do in Uppsala on the official tourist website: Destination Uppsala -länk https://destinationuppsala.se/en/

Botanical garden

Photographer: Gustav Dalesjö

Uppsala cathedral

Uppsala castle


Organized by

Department of Sociology, Uppsala University and
CHESS, Centre for Health Equity Studies, Stockholm University