Get to know Uppsala

Last changed: 17 March 2023
Students sitting outdoors studying, photo.

Uppsala is Sweden’s forth largest city, and the hub of SLU’s educational activities. Located just outside of the city centre, SLU’s Uppsala campus is spacious, leafy and picturesque. It is a fitting setting for Sweden’s only agricultural university, and possibly the most research-intensive of all universities.

Uppsala has 185,000 inhabitants, of which 35,000 are students. Stockholm, Sweden’s capital, is just a forty-minute train ride away. Uppsala’s central location and close proximity to Arlanda airport make it a gateway to the rest of Sweden and the world.

Downtown Uppsala is a bustling cultural and commercial centre with an array of cafés, shops and a newly built concert hall. The river Fyrisån runs right through the city centre, providing a natural focal point and making it hard to get lost. This can be a good thing after an evening spent at one of the city’s 13 student societies.

SLU’s Uppsala campus is located in Ultuna, about 6 km outside the city centre. Uppsala is known as a city of bicycles. Cycling is the most popular mode of transportation for students, and it takes between 20 – 35 minutes to bike from town out to SLU.

Ultuna is an ideal area for sporting activities, with football pitches, a beach vollyball course, Frisbee golf course, jogging and bicycle paths and a Friskis & Svettis gym on campus. Students are also welcome to visit all the other gyms in Uppsala, there are several to choose between.

Welcome to SLU campus Uppsala


Did you know that Uppsala municipality supply you with drinking water, care for your waste water and make sure your household waste and food waste get collected and cared for.

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