Faculty of Pharmacy welcomes 200 PhD students to ULLA 22


July 2–9, the Faculty of Pharmacy will be at the center of European pharmaceutical research when Uppsala University hosts the ULLA Summer School. "I am sure that we will all experience a unique summer school that adds important values ​​to both tradition and future,” says Ulf Göransson, Professor of Pharmacognosy.

In July 2022, the Faculty of Pharmacy welcomes 200 PhD students and 70 researchers from all over Europe to ULLA Summer School, a meeting place that brings together the future leaders in international pharmacy. Since launching in London in 1993, this biannual event has grown into a flagship of the ULLA network - a knowledge consortium that unites ten of Europe's top pharmaceutical research institutes where a well-executed summer school entails invaluable goodwill for the host university.

“Our faculty arranged a digital and much appreciated ULLA Summer School in 2021. Now we have the consortium's trust to host it again this year, which provides us a unique opportunity to create both new and lasting ties. The preparations are far advanced and we meet a great deal of commitment, both within our own faculty and in the ULLA consortium,” says Ulf Göransson, Professor of Pharmacognosy.

Ulf Göransson, Professor of Pharmacognosy
Ulf Göransson, Professor of Pharmacognosy

The summer school's hallmark is an intensive week with courses of the highest international class and poster sessions where the PhD students present their own research. This year's program has the working title Challenges and opportunities in drug development and the organizing committee is following a number of interesting leads for courses, while also engaging in dialogue with potential partners about the possibilities of conducting study visits and laboratory work in Uppsala's many high-tech life science environments.

“Participating in international conferences is one of the best things about being a PhD student. Socialising at such close range can lead to lifelong friendships and collaborations, and of course we also attach great importance to the social aspect. We have given our PhD students free rein to show Uppsala and the region from its absolute best side, and I am sure that in July we will all experience a unique summer school that adds important values ​​to both tradition and future,” says Ulf Göransson.

To get involved in ULLA Summer School, contact the organizing committee via Ulf Göransson, professor of pharmacognosy or Lindon Moodie, Associate Senior Lecturer.


  • ULLA Summer School 2022 will be held July 2-9 and is arranged by the Faculty of Pharmacy at Uppsala University.
  • The ULLA consortium was formed in 1992 by the universities of Uppsala, Amsterdam, Leiden and London. Today, another six leading pharmaceutical research institutes have joined the network.
  • The primary aim of the ULLA network is to enhance collaboration within education and research in pharmaceutical sciences between the member universities.
  • To give improved access to the combined resources of the institutions involved, ULLA provides grants for the exchange of MSc students, PhD students, postdocs and staff.



Ulf Göransson
Professor of Pharmacognosy

Lindon Moodie
Associate Senior Lecturer

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Last modified: 2024-04-04