Strategic partnerships

Uppsala University and the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy collaborate in strategic partnerships with larger companies and public organisations of special importance for the University's operations.

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Uppsala University's strategic partnership encompasses several science areas and topics. They consist of collaborations on personal mobility, education, recruitment and research collaborations.

The goals of our strategic partnerships are to

  • Create long-term collaboration for mutual development
  • Enhance the quality of our research and education
  • Further understanding of needs, and solutions to society's challenges

The initiative for a strategic partnership can be taken by Uppsala University's management or an external partner. The Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-Rectors take part of the steering group for each strategic partnership.

Uppsala University and Uppsala University Hospital

Uppsala University and Uppsala University Hospital together train more than 3,000 physicians, nurses and other medical staff a year. We conduct world-leading research to create new treatments and solve the puzzles of serious diseases.

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Uppsala University and Uppsala University Hospital

Uppsala university's strategic partners


ABB logoFocus areas for collaboration:

  • Development of competencies and recruitment
  • Research
  • Communication

The partnership with ABB was established in 2015.

Uppsala municipality

Uppsala Municipality logoThe partnership with the municipality of Uppsala has sustainable community-building as a core collaboration theme, but also includes activities in other areas. The partnership was established in 2016.

Region Gotland

Region Gotland logoFocus areas for collaboration:

  • An attractive university island
  • Mutual exchange of knowledge
  • Research and innovation

The partnership with Region Gotland was established in 2016.

Letter of intent on cooperation with RISE research institutes of Sweden

RISE logo

Uppsala University has signed a letter of intent with RISE Research Institutes of Sweden – a network for Swedish research institutes. The aim is to strengthen Swedish competitiveness and growth through increased collaboration between universities and industrial research institutes.

The purpose of the agreement is to strengthen Uppsala University’s and RISE’s position in Sweden and internationally within common research areas. The agreement will also contribute to strengthening ties between teaching and applied research and innovation systems, and to stimulate students’ contacts with the business sector and the surrounding community.

RISE and Uppsala University have agreed on a few areas with good conditions for deepened collaboration:

  • Advanced facilities for technology development, production and testing (FREIA Facility for Research Instrumentation and Accelerator Development, Ångström Workshop, UppTech)
  • The digital society / Internet of things
  • Energy and KIC InnoEnergy
  • Health and EIT Health
  • Nanotechnology
  • Test beds for biological drugs, IoT and cultural heritage
  • The Gotland collaboration / Sustainable Gotland

Examples of forms of collaboration are applying for funding for and conducting common research projects, organising seminars, recruiting and supervising PhD students, taking part in courses and training and planning, utilising and co-financing expensive equipment.

Last modified: 2021-04-09