Uppsala University - Department of Psychology
- Country - Sweden
- Town - Uppsala
- Web site - http://www.psyk.uu.se
Uppsala University is the oldest university in the Nordic countries, founded in 1477. It has 3800 teachers/researchers, 40000 undergraduate students and 2500 graduate students. The university has student exchange agreements with more than 400 universities and 3000 international collaborative research agreements. Each year 400 doctoral degrees are taken and 5000 academic publications written.
The Department of Psychology has about 100 employees including 12 professors, 12 associate professors and 30 candidates for the doctorate. Since the late 1950's it has a strong research tradition in human perception, including basic studies in vision (especially event perception), development of perception and traffic safety, as well as basic and applied problems in haptics. The latter tradition is especially relevant in the present context.