Lifelong learning

The Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy has a lot to offer the curious of all ages. For primary and secondary schools, we can tailor study visits and events. We also have a wide range of appreciated contract educations.

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Primary and lower-secondary school

Book a visit with one of our talented students or researchers and let the children invent their own medicines and build new drug molecules. Of course, they can ask any question about medicines and illnesses. This activity is mainly for children in the primary school age.

Booking and information: Ruta Dahllöf, Study Councellor, Uppsala University


SciFest is the annual science festival of Uppsala University and SLU. It has a wide range of workshops, shows, competitions, research meetings and lectures. Here, curious people of all ages can try and get a taste of research in all fields of science. Many of the participants are students, young researchers and innovators who inspire other young people.

Glada barn som utför ett labbexperiment

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Upper-Secondary Schools

Let your students see how researchers and drug experts investigate the unique interaction between people, diseases, and drug molecules. Some of the subjects we discuss are:

  • How do medicines work?
  • How does the medicine find a headache?
  • How do you invent new drugs?
  • Why can't some diseases such as HIV be cured?
  • What is the science behind the development of ointments and tablets?
  • How does pharmaceutical drug research work in practice?

Our researchers give popular science lectures primarily addressed to the latter part of the upper-secondary school and the general public. We also offer guided tours in our laboratories and try-on activities.

Contact us to plan a study visit that suits you, based on the day you want to visit us. For upper-secondary students, we also include information about our programmes and offer the chance to meet our pharmacy and receptionist students.

Booking and information: Ruta Dahllöf, study advisor, Uppsala University

Contract education

The Uppsala University Division for Contract Education offers many open education programmes in medicine and healthcare. We also develop new training programmes to meet the needs of continuing development of healthcare professionals.

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You can read more about our educations in medicine and healthcare here (in Swedish only):

Contract education in medicine and healthcare
Uppsala University’s open education programmes in medicine and healthcare

If you have any thoughts or ideas about an education, you can contact the Division for Contract Education (Swedish only).

Some programmes are managed by the respective department at the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy. If you are interested in these, please contact the appropriate department.

Last modified: 2023-02-01