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Uppsala – an historic city of the future

Sweden's fourth largest city is characterised by small-town charm and big city opportunities.

Uppsala: with its two universities, specific business profile and geographical position in the Mälardalen region, is one of the leading destinations for congresses and conferences. Arlanda Airport is only 18 minutes away by car, bus or train.

Uppsala is the fourth largest city in Sweden with over 200,000 residents. At the same time as preserving its small-town charm, Uppsala also has the opportunities, variety and lively atmosphere of a big city.  Uppsala is a city with a strong profile that is calm and harmonious, but which also has a pulse and energy with an international character.

The range of cultural activities, entertainment and recreation is large and varied. The city offers walks, day trips and shopping – all of which is within walking distance from Uppsala Konsert & Kongress (Uppsala Concert Hall and Conference Centre). There are many cafes and restaurants offering quality selections, alongside large hotels, exercise facilities, a business centre, craft stores and boutiques.

Uppsala has centuries old and extensive knowledge in science and research, which creates good conditions for study visits and facilitates the exchange of knowledge. There is an active and forward-looking business community that collaborates with the university. Thanks to this, Uppsala is one of the leading regions in the world in the fields of Biotechnology and Life Science.