February 27 in Swedish History
1477: The Swedish Archbishop Jakob Ulvsson receives papal permission to found a university in Uppsala, which therefore becomes the first university in Scandinavia. The founding of Uppsala University takes place the same year, 1477, and it gets its fair share of political importance as well, since the Danish King Christian I is busy founding a university in Copenhagen and wants it to be the first in the North. Copenhagen University isnít founded until two years later, however, in 1479.

Uppsala University, first in Scandinavia and today, 536 years later, constantly ranked among the world's 100 best universities and home to 40,000 students: http://www.uu.se/en


The town Uppsala itself, 42 miles north of Stockholm and with 140,000 inhabitants is Sweden's fourth largest city http://www.uppsala.se/