Collaboration and innovation

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Uppsala University welcomes broad cooperation with the surrounding community.

We can help municipalities, authorities, companies and organisations with skills enhancement of their staff through tailor-made courses – contract education (in Swedish).

Within our study programmes, students can take on assignments at different types of organisations.  Through our career networks CareerGate and Studentkraft (in Swedish) you can advertise projects that students can apply for. At CareerGate you can also find recently graduated students.

There are two main forms of research cooperation: contract research and other forms of collaborative research.

Uppsala University and Uppsala University Hospital

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Uppsala University and Uppsala University Hospital together conduct world-leading medical research and training of physicians, nurses and nurse practitioners.

More than 400 staff are employed by both the University and the University Hospital. Clinical research has a turnover of around SEK 500 million and generates approximately 1,500 scholarly publications per year. Moreover, nearly 3,000 of the University’s students receive their basic and advanced practical training at the hospital.

Find out more about Uppsala University and Uppsala University Hospital’s long collaboration.

Vinnova competence centres

Vinnova funds a number of Swedish competence centres where universities, university colleges, research institutes, private companies and public sector actors conduct close cooperation on research within areas important to Sweden’s competitiveness. The following three competence centres are led from Uppsala University.

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