Sweden’s fourth largest city, Uppsala is a lively but laid-back place that stretches along the banks of the Fyris River. Home to Scandinavia’s largest cathedral and known for its attractive parks and gardens, it makes a popular day-trip from Stockholm. A university town since medieval times, Uppsala’s large student population gives it a vibrant atmosphere and buzzy nightlife. Unemployment is low and the economy strong. Public-private partnership is at the core of “the Swedish model”, which was developed by the Social Democrats, who have governed for most of the time since the 1920s.