Uppsala is Sweden’s fourth 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.