Research and Education

The Biomedical Centre or BMC, as it is also called, is Uppsala's largest campus area. World-leading research and education is conducted within the medical, pharmaceutical and social sciences and natural sciences faculties within Uppsala University.

Basic research dominates, but some areas are right on the line between basic research and medical/technical application. There is also a comprehensive postgraduate education that forms an integral part of the institutions.

Undergraduate education is also conducted at a variety of educational programmes within the pharmaceutical and medical, social sciences and technical-science faculties at Uppsala University.


The Biomedical Centre is a centre for life sciences in its widest sense. Research encompasses the smallest molecule up to complete organism. This includes for example, how molecular structures can explain biological processes, the life cycle of microorganisms and their interaction with their hosts and how intracellular processes and intercellular communications control normal tissue development, cancer and degenerative diseases

In addition, extensive research is conducted regarding the uptake and action mechanisms of the drugs. Basic research dominates, but some areas are right on the border between basic research and medical / technical application.


At BMC, undergraduate education is conducted at a variety of educational programs within the faculties of medicine, medicine, social sciences and technical and natural sciences at Uppsala University. Every year, courses are arranged for several thousand students, corresponding to about 4,000 full-time students.

Information about courses, possible schedules, course coordinators can be obtained via the course chancelleries / course coordinators at the course-giving department. Read more under student

Research programs

Every year, several thousands of students attend courses at BMC. In addition to basic training, the faculties also provide an extensive education through research programmes, which constitute an integrated part of traditional research. 

If you are interested in the research programs we recommend you to take contact with the departments and respective supervisor. 

The SciLifeLab The Svedberg Seminar series is also a research course for graduate students. By attending 20 seminars, a student may be awarded 1 higher education credit.


Last modified: 2023-01-20