Friends of Uppsala University

Uppsala University’s mission is to gain and disseminate knowledge for the benefit of humankind and to contribute to sustainable solutions to the challenges facing society. The nine faculties offer opportunities for in-depth study of specific subjects as well as interdisciplinary cooperation in research and education. Uppsala University upholds academic independence while building external relations nationally and internationally.

Friends of Uppsala University is a religiously and politically unaffiliated non-profit association established to promote the best interests of Uppsala University. The association consists of individuals who have made donations to the Friends of Uppsala University Foundation. The purpose of the foundation is to actively support the realisation of important projects that benefit the University and its activities. One project to which the association and foundation have contributed is scholarships for fee-paying international Master’s students. Over the years, these contributions have part-financed the studies of about ten international students in fields ranging from economics, physics and molecular biology to computer sciences and sociology.

Help Uppsala University move forward – join the Friends of Uppsala University!

Friends of Uppsala University offers three levels of membership:

SEK 1,000 or more
You will receive a bronze pin with the University’s seal, invitations to certain University events and a subscription to Uppsala University’s newsletter and magazine.

SEK 10,000 or more
You will receive a silver pin with the University’s seal, a promotional product, a free pass for two to Uppsala University’s museums, invitations to certain University events and a subscription to Uppsala University’s newsletter and magazine.

SEK 100,000 or more
You will receive a gold pin with the University’s seal, invitations to certain academic ceremonies and other University events, promotional products, a free lifetime pass for two to Uppsala University’s museums and a subscription to Uppsala University’s newsletter and magazine. In addition, you will be invited to join representatives of the University’s management at forums to discuss Uppsala University’s activities and future challenges and will have opportunities to meet representatives of the University’s researchers, teaching staff and students. Membership at this level also entitles a family member to full membership privileges.

Naturally, it is possible to reach a higher membership level by donating in instalments.

Friends of Uppsala University encourages larger scale donations to the University and donations for specific purposes.

Donated funds are collected in a foundation, “Friends of Uppsala University Foundation”, which is managed by Uppsala University Foundations Management of Estates and Funds. Parts of the capital and its returns are available to the Vice-Chancellor, to use for the benefit of Uppsala University.

How to join

You can make your donation to: Bank giro 5080-1794 (Uppsala universitets stiftelseförvaltning Ekonomisk förening). Remember to give your name and address and to mark the donation “Friends of UU”.  

If you are unsure how to make your donation, you are welcome to contact the Development Office for further information.

N.B. If you live in the US, you can make your donation through the charitable organization American Friends of Uppsala University. AFUU is tax/exempt as a charitable organization by the Internal Revenue Service under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to AFUU are deductible by donors as provided by law.


Please contact us for dialogue and information
The Board of the Friends of Uppsala University:

  • Stefan Nilsson (chair)
  • Cecilia Pahlberg (secretary)
  • Sten-Magnus Aquilonius
  • Karin Caldwell
  • Agneta Stålhandske
  • Bo Sundqvist
  • Anders Wall
  • Marianne Andersson (alternate)
  • Ulf Lindahl (alternate)