Social programme

Welcome reception

The venue for the welcome reception on Sunday, May 26 (18:30–20:00) is Clarion Hotel Gillet, a hotel and restaurant located in central Uppsala. The address is Dragarbrunnsgatan 23.

Conference dinner

The conference dinner will be at Östgöta nation on Monday, May 27 at 19:30. The student nations (nationer) in Uppsala, of which there are now thirteen, are the oldest student societies in Sweden. The Uppsala nations have a history stretching back to around 1630–1640. Östgöta nation’s constitution was drawn up on 8 November 1646 and that is now considered its official date of creation. The current nation building was completed in 1885. The address is Trädgårdsgatan 15.


The lunches will be served at restaurant Rullan, located at five minutes walking distance from the conference venue.

What to do when in Uppsala

(before and after the symposium)

Museum Gustavianum

Gustavianum is the former main building of Uppsala University, built 1622–1625 and named after King Gustavus Adolphus. Under the cupola is the theatrum anatomicum, the second oldest in the world, added to the building in the mid 17th century by Olaus Rudbeck, professor of medicine and discoverer of the lymphatic system. On display is the Augsburg art cabinet, the best preserved of the Kunstschränke made by Philipp Hainhofer, which was given to Gustavus Adolphus in 1632 by the City of Augsburg. You will also find very old telescopes of Celsius and other astronomers, the oldest achromatic telescope, a book with Copernicus’ notes on solar eclipses, and an important Linnaeus exhibition.

Opening hours are Tue–Sun 10:00–16:00. We have included a complementary ticket to Museum Gustavianum in your bag.

The Linnaeus Garden and Museum

The botanical garden has around 1300 species arranged according to Linnaeus’ system, with annuals and perennials grouped separately. The first teaching garden on the site was planted as early as 1655, by Olof Rudbeck the Elder. The Linnaeus Museum is located in the house where Linnaeus lived with his family, and displays objects and portraits that once belonged to him.

Opening hours are Tue–Sun 11:00–17:00. Admission: 60 SEK (for both the garden and the museum). Free admission to the garden Tue–Sun 17:00–20:00.

The Cathedral

Scandinavia’s largest and tallest church, whose construction began around 1270, with consecration taking place in 1435. Inside you will find the reliquary shrine of Erik the Holy, a pulpit from Baroque period, and modern wall textiles. Many famous Swedes are buried here: King Gustav I (Vasa), Carl Linnaeus (von Linné), Emmanuel Swedenborg, Nathan Söderblom, etc.

Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala)

A nice hike away from Uppsala (or buses 110 and 115 will take you there), this is the original location of the city and cathedral of Uppsala. It has been an important religious, political and economic centre since the 3rd century. It is the site of three burial mounds from the 5th and 6th centuries, which are speculated to contain the remains of three kings (the skeleton in one of the mounds is female). Visit the church, built around the remains of the original cathedral.

The Gamla Uppsala Museum tells more of the history of the area. Opening hours are 10:00–16:00 (every day). Admission: 60 SEK, but if you bring your ISMM 2013 name badge you will get a 50% discount.

And more

For other attractions, museums, events, etc. visit Destination Uppsala.