The Department of Psychology is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Uppsala University and employs about 120 persons−of which half are professors, researchers and teachers. About 50 doctoral students and a varying number of visiting researchers and visiting doctoral students are active at the department. All in all about 700 students are educated every year.
The department is governed by a Departmental Board, composed of the head of department and staff and student representatives. Important for the work of the department are also a number of Task Forces and Action Plans.
The first Swedish professorship in Psychology was established in 1948 at Uppsala University. Read more about the history of the psychology subject and the Department of Psychology at Uppsala University under History of the Department.