Uppsala University returned during the year to teaching on campus following the pandemic. The University’s volume of education is in line with the funding agreement targets for 2022. There were 28,332 full-time equivalent students, which is approximately 800 fewer than the previous year due to lower funding agreement targets. In contrast, the number of international students has continued to increase. The mission to increase the number of graduates from healthcare programmes and teacher education is progressing according to plan.

Stable inflow of new external funding

Saved agency capital fell, showing that the University is effective at putting government funding to work. This is very positive.

Within research, the University has a stable inflow of new external funding. Universities are continuing to compete fiercely for funding from the Swedish Research Council. The University was entrusted during the year with building up several national competence centres. One area of concern is that the University is falling in international rankings and that scholarly publications are showing a downward trend.

“This is something we will examine more closely over the course of this year, but generally the trends at Uppsala University are positive thanks to many people’s important efforts,” notes Vice-Chancellor Anders Hagfeldt.

Several important inaugurations of strategic investments took place during the year, including the New Ångström, the Alva Myrdal Centre for Nuclear Disarmament and the Centre for Health Economics Research.