Uppsala Peace and Development Students’ Association (UPaD) was established on the 18th of April 2012 as a student forum for the students on the Bachelor Programme in Peace and Development Studies. However, UPaD also welcomes non-programme students taking courses within the areas of either Peace and Conflict Studies or Development Studies.

UPaD aims to enhance the study experience for those studying Peace and Conflict Studies and Development Studies, with its main focus on those attending the Bachelor programme. The association seeks to strengthen the bond between the students and the University, primarily the Department of Peace and Conflict Research and the Department of Government, as well as with the wider student community in Uppsala and with sectors of society related to our studies.

Our focus lies in areas concerning educational matters, regular social activities for new and old students, and the world beyond university – ranging from deepened understanding of our subjects to working life. This is done by students in UPaD through arranging inspiring and educational events, inauguration of new students and working to establish concern for student rights.

Stuff We Do

Social activities to build the friendship among the members. Examples are pub crawls, sewing circles and gasques.

Study visits to give you an insight in future careers. UPaD has previously visited MUST, SIPRI and the Latvian parliament.

Defend the students interests and act as a link to the different university establishments.

Cooperate with other students’ organizations to coordinate activities that fall into the interest area of different organizations.


Do not hesitate to become a part of UPaD – Apply for membership here


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