Uppsala University - Mission and Core Values

  • Act number: UFV 2013/110
  • Decision maker: University Board
  • Decision date: 2014-11-26
  • Processing body: Planning Division
  • Document type: Programmes


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Uppsala University’s mission statement expresses our fundamental values and the direction for our continuing development.   

The mission of Uppsala University is to gain and disseminate knowledge for the benefit of humankind and for a better world. Uppsala University is a local, national and international meeting place for  knowledge,  culture  and  critical  dialogue.  The  internationally  prominent  position the University enjoys is strengthened by its continuing change and its ability to forge new paths. New areas of knowledge arise in cross-disciplinary cooperation.  

The  clearer  we  are  in  articulating  and  practising our core values as an academic institution – integrity and critical thinking, openness and diversity, democracy and justice – the more we also dare to challenge ourselves and set bold and ambitious goals.