About the Ball

About the Science Students' Ball


Welcome to UTN's most elegant event. Usually hosted at Uppsala Castle, the Science Students’ Ball is a magical evening where UTN's Pedagogical Award and the Medal of Merit are awarded.

What is UTN?

Uppsala Union of Engineering and Science Students, or UTN for short, is a union for all students studying technology or science at Uppsala University. The organization serves as a coordinating body for the 20 sections at the Faculty of Science and Technology at Uppsala University. One of UTN’s primary goals is to ensure that students have a memorable and fulfilling social life while studying at the university. To accomplish this, five full-time student liaison officers are employed by UTN, all of whom work to enrich the student's social experience. UTN also has many student-driven committees that work to make these social events a reality. This includes the Ball Committee (Balkå), which strives to make the ball night as fantastic as possible!

What is the Science Students' Ball?

The Science Students’ Ball is UTN’s most stately event of the year. The ball has traditionally occurred every other year since 1983. Since 2020, the ball occurs every year. At the Science Students’ Ball, students, professors, and union officials sit together to enjoy a fantastic three-course dinner. During the evening, several toasts, speeches, and performances are made, and two awards are given. The first, the Pedagogical Award, is given to a lecturer who has performed “outstanding accomplishments in undergraduate education”. The second award, the Medal of Merit, is given to a person who merits recognition for the important work he or she has done for UTN. The evening ends with an after-party. The Science Students’ Ball of 2024 will be held on the 24th of February.