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American Friends of Uppsala University is a non-profit corporation that supports research, education and culture at Uppsala University, Sweden. We believe that you can help us achieve our common future. Keep the heritage alive – make the future happen!

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Major contribution to Uppsala’s runic research

Ms Myrna G. Smith

Over the course of many years, Swedish-American Myrna G. Smith has supported runic research at Uppsala University.

Recently, Ms Myrna G. Smith pledged a legacy of USD 1.5 million to ensure and advance future runic research at Uppsala University. 

AFUU has had the opportunity to assist in the realisation of this pledged legacy, and is thrilled over the opportunities created for the future of runic research at Uppsala University. 

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Your support can make a difference!

The overall goal of Uppsala University is to gain and disseminate knowledge for the benefit of humankind and for a better world. We seek to open up new areas of knowledge through cross-disciplinary collaboration and help find sustainable solutions to the challenges facing society. Uppsala University is successful in attracting research funding in national and international competition. But to achieve our full potential and attain our ambitious goals, we need additional resources. Your support can make the difference. Additional long-term, independent sources of funding will enable us to develop our University’s autonomy and capacity for renewal and augment our contribution to a better world.

Vice-Chancellor Anders Hagfeldt

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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. US tax payers can donate via American Friends of Uppsala University, AFUU, making donations tax deductible. 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.

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Last modified: 2021-02-04