Destination Uppsala

The New horizons in diabetes research symposium will take place in The Humanities Theatre, a new and extraordinary contribution to the development of culture and science at Uppsala University and, of course, the city of Uppsala. Here you will find facts and links to useful information about the venue, Uppsala University and your visit in our beuatiful city.

The Humanities Theatre – A spectacular auditorium

The New horizons in diabetes research symposium will take place in The Humanities Theatre, a spectacular auditorium and lecture hall, built as a classical theatre and equipped with the latest audiovisual technology.

The theatre building stands out from its surroundings with a unique rounded shape and outer walls leaning slightly outwards. The exterior is adorned with artistic embellishments, a perforated pattern of plant motifs by artist Ann Lislegaard. On certain nights at dusk the building and its golden aluminium facade is lit in shifting shades of red, blue, green and gold.

This extraordinary venue, a contribution to the development of culture and science in Uppsala, was officially opened in October 2017. It is located near the Uppsala University main building, close to the city centre.

Find your way  The Humanitites Theatre (map)

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Uppsala University – The first university in Sweden

Uppsala University, founded in 1477, is internationally recognised as being one of the top 100 universities in the world. For over 500 years, UU has conducted research that makes a real difference and delivered professional and pedagogical education and applied the highest academic standards.

Uppsala University have experienced continous success in recruiting some of the world’s very best minds and eight academics affiliated with the University have been awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize.

Our University is also a prominent contributor to Uppsala’s mix of unique cultural treasures, knowledge and innovation spirit.

More information  Uppsala University

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Uppsala – Small town and growing city

Uppsala is Sweden’s fourth largest city and also one of its oldest. Ever since the Viking Age it has been an important cultural centre. Uppsala is a rapidly growing city and is becoming increasingly integrated with the wider Stockholm region, Sweden’s most dynamic growth region.

The Uppsala Cathedral and Saluhall, photo: Niklas Lundengård

At the same time, Uppsala has kept many of its small-town characteristics. Offerings are myriad, but everything is close by – often within convenient cycling distance. The compact city centre with the Cathedral, the River Fyris, and several small squares, parks, cafés, restaurants, and historic buildings lend the city its character.

Uppsala is easily reached from Arlanda Airport, the largest airport in Sweden located 36 kilometers south of the city. Use the commuter rail service or the bus (route 801) to Uppsala, leaving every 30 minutes between 04:00 and 01:00 with many additional departures during peak times.

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