Language policy for Uppsala University – guidance and advice on language choice and use

  • Act number: UFV 2016/520
  • Decision maker: Vice-Chancellor
  • Decision date: 2018-12-06
  • Contact: Urban Lindberg
  • Processing body: Communications Division
  • Document type: Policies

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Uppsala University aspires to be a world-leading university. A natural consequence of this ambition is that communications among staff and students, and contacts with other higher education institutions all over the world, often need to be in a language other than Swedish, generally English.

As a government agency, Uppsala University is subject to various laws, such as the Language Act, containing provisions on the Swedish language, the national minority languages and Swedish sign language. The Nordic Language Convention states that nationals of Nordic countries, where necessary, are entitled to use their own language in contacts with government agencies and other public authorities in the Nordic countries.

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance and advice on language choice and use at Uppsala University.