The university's birthday is celebrated on 9 October 2023 with a awards and medals ceremony in the University's auditorium. Photo: Mikael Wallerstedt.2023-09-22
Join us in celebrating the University's birthday
Each year, Uppsala University awards prizes, awards and medals to those who have furthered research, education or development att Uppsala University. In 2023, this will be done with pomp on 9 October when the University celebrates its birthday (namely, its 546th).
Please note that this year's celebrations will take place on 9 October.
Normally, the University celebrates its birthday on 7 October as teaching began on 7 October 1477. The formal decision was made by the Pope in Rome on 27 February 1477. The decision arrived in Strängnäs on 2 July, and finally reached Uppsala on 21 September 1477. Just over two weeks later, teaching could begin.