UU Innovation

Strategic Partnerships

The aim of Uppsala University's Strategic Partnership is to create long-term partnerships for mutual development and enhance the quality of university teaching and research. They broaden and deepen the relationship with organisations that are of particular importance for Uppsala University's operations. The partnerships will also contribute to further understanding of needs, and solutions to society's challenges.

Partnerships are formed with larger companies or public organisations, both of which can enrich the university's research and education. They are characterised by their wide range of scientific areas and topics, including collaborations on personal mobility, education partnerships, recruitment and research collaborations.

The initiative for a strategic partnership can either be taken from Uppsala University's leadership or from the external partners. The Vice Chancellor, Deputy Vice Chancellor and vice-rectors participate in the steering group for each partnership.

Partner management and process support

Uppsala University's strategic partners

Focus areas for collaboration:

  • Development of competencies and recruitment
  • Research
  • Communication

About ABB

Focus areas for collaboration:

  • Competence maintenance and development
  • Sustainable community development and infrastructure
  • Business sector and working life

About Uppsala Municipality

Focus areas for collaboration:

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

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.