Founded in 1477, Uppsala is Sweden’s first university. Moreover, it is one of the top universities in the world according to major rankings. Eight Nobel laureates have been connected with Uppsala. Notable alumni include astronomer Anders Celsius, physicist Anders Ångström, botanist and zoologist Carl Linnaeus and the late UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld. Uppsala has a strong profile in international research, and with 9 faculties and 50 or so departments, houses 50 000 students and close to 5 000 researchers. Read more about Uppsala University.
The Master’s Programme in International Humanitarian Action is administered by the Faculty of Theology, which is the university’s oldest faculty and home to the Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism and the Uppsala Religion and Society Research Centre. The programme involves lecturers from a variety of disciplines such as cultural anthropology, peace and conflict, women’s and children’s health and law. Read more about the Master’s in International Humanitarian Action at Uppsala.