Uppsala University (UU) founded in 1477, was the first university in Scandinavia. The initiative in this matter came from the Primate of the Catholic Church of Sweden, Archbishop Jakob Ulvsson of Uppsala. The new University was small, having at most 50 students and a handful of professors.
The UU stands behind the search for knowledge in order to contribute to human knowledge and global development. Research should take on the major challenges facing society as well as purely scientific questions. The University in all its breadth provides unique opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration and new combinations. The ability to attract and to create good working conditions for skilled academic staff is the most important factor for the University’s success in the international academic community.
In addition, the UU is in close association with activities at the Uppsala University Hospital, giving access to patients and encompasses both basic studies of disease mechanisms as well as development and evaluation of new diagnostic methods and treatment regiments. The center combines frontline technical expertise with advanced knowledge of translational medicine and molecular bioscience. Related to ITN-TREATMENT, the institution will be responsible for the supervision of 2 ESRs, and will also collaborate in co-supervisions and hosting of Secondments.