Strategic Partnerships

The aim of Uppsala University's strategic partnerships is to create long-term collaboration for mutual development and to enhance the quality of the university's research and education. They are characterised by their wide range of scientific areas and topics, including collaborations on personal mobility, education, recruitment and research. The partnerships also intend to contribute to further understanding of needs, and solutions to society's challenges.

Partnerships are formed with organisations that are of particular importance for the university's operations.

Partner management and process support

Uppsala University's strategic partners

Focus areas for collaboration:

  • Development of competencies and recruitment
  • Research
  • Communication

The partnership with ABB was established in 2015.

About ABB

The partnership with the municipality of Uppsala has sustainable community-building as a core collaboration theme, but also includes activities in other areas. The partnership was established in 2016.

About Uppsala Municipality

Focus areas for collaboration:

  • An attractive university island
  • Mutual exchange of knowledge
  • Research and innovation

The partnership with Region Gotland was established in 2016.

About Region Gotland

Agreement on enhanced cooperation

Uppsala University and the construction company NCC has signed an agreement on enhanced cooperation. The collaboration aims to facilitate the recruitment of highly trained engineers and contribute to research on existing and future technologies.

Letter of intent on cooperation with RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Uppsala University has signed a letter of intent with RISE Research Institutes of Sweden - a network of Swedish research institutes.

The agreement aims to strengthen the position of both parties nationally and internationally within the common areas of research. The agreement will also help link education closer to applied research and innovation and stimulate students' contacts with industry and society.