Discover American Friends of Uppsala University

American Friends of Uppsala University is a non-profit corporation that supports research and education at Uppsala University, Sweden. Our aim is to contribute to helping Uppsala University maintain its standards of excellence, established over the centuries since its foundation in 1477. We believe that you can help us achieve our common future. Contributions to American Friends of Uppsala University are deductible by donors as provided by law.

American Friends of Uppsala University is tax/exempt as a charitable organization by the Internal Revenue Service under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

American Friends of Uppsala University is an affiliate organization of The Swedish Council of America.

Mission statement

To raise funds domestically in order to make grants to Uppsala University and other similar educational and charitable organizations in Sweden. The Organization is also committed to the creation and promotion of programs and opportunities to make individuals aware of the Swedish painter Anders Zorn, as well as his lifetime and posthumous charitable endeavors.

Affiliates

American Friends of Uppsala University is a proud affiliate of

The Board of Directors of the Corporation American Friends of Uppsala University:

  • Anders Malmberg, President of AFUU, Vice President of Uppsala University, Professor of Economic Geography
  • Robert Stein, Vice President of AFUU, Former Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the American Bar Association, Everett Fraser Professor of Law, University of Minnesota
  • Marianne Andersson, Senior Legal Advisor, former Academy Ombudsman, Uppsala University
  • Dag Blanck, Professor of North American Studies and director of the Swedish Institute for North American Studies, Uppsala University
  • Bruce Karstadt, President and CEO of American Swedish Institute, Honorary Consul General Of Sweden For Minnesota
  • Stefan Nilsson, Former Executive Vice President, Svenska Handelsbanken AB
  • Lyndon L. Olson, Jr., Former U.S. Ambassador to Sweden
  • Bo Sundqvist, President emeritus of Uppsala University, President emeritus of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Professor of Ion Physics, Uppsala University
  • Andrea von Polgar Jacobson, Treasurer of AFUU, Legal Counsel, Uppsala University Foundations Management of Estates and Funds
  • Madeleine Neil, Secretary of AFUU, Project manager, Development Office, Uppsala University

Foundations management

Akademiförvaltningen, since 1624

Donations made to American Friends of Uppsala University are managed by The Uppsala University Foundations Management of Estates and Funds, Akademiförvaltningen, which traces its origins back to 1624.

Akademiförvaltningen, The Uppsala University Foundations Management of Estates and Funds, administers and manages 600 foundations directly linked to Uppsala University. The original foundation was King Gustavus Adolphus’s donation of land endowed to the university in the 1620s. The aim of Akademiförvaltningen is to consolidate and safeguard the long-term growth.