Definition of a third stream activity
Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology
We see third stream activities as obvious activities that permeate the Faculty’s activities as a whole, are a driver for their quality, and part of our work for a better world. At the Faculty, we define our third stream activity mission as collaboration, spreading information, exchange with the community at large, and deriving benefit from our research and development results.
 Collaboration means, for example, contract research, contract education, collaborative projects in research and development, collaboration with schools, and citizen science.
 Spreading information means, for example, education and outreach articles, books, participation in public debate, and information on various types of media; visiting schools, businesses and government agencies; and participating in activities aimed at the general public such as SciFest and Cultural Night Uppsala, as well as adult education.
 Exchange means, for example, mobility within academia, adjunct professors, guest lecturers, alumni activities, the provision of infrastructure, and study visits.
 The community at large means the community beyond the higher education sector, for example business, government agencies, the general public and politicians.
 Deriving benefit means for example innovations, products, companies or services derived from our research and development results that make the world a better place, and working to promote and support evidence-based decisions in the community.