Award for research and teaching on the Holocaust
11 april 2019
Tomislav Dulić, Senior Lecturer in History and Director of the Hugo Valentin Centre, has been awarded the Austrian Holocaust Memorial Award 2019.
Writing Retreat for PhD students with research interest in sustainability
11 april 2019
This week, Uppsala University is hosting a writing retreat for PhD students from seven universities in Sweden and abroad at Campus Gotland. The aim is to provide an opportunity for participants to build new networks, exchange knowledge and get sup...
Yaffa Epstein publishes on the rights of nature in Science magazine
09 april 2019
Yaffa Epstein, doctor in environmental law at the Faculty of Law in Uppsala, together with Guillaume Chapron (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences), and José Vicente López-Bao (University of Oviedo), writes in Science that the recognition o...
2019 Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science to Margaret Levi
28 mars 2019
Professor Margaret Levi at Stanford University and University of Washington has been named the 25th recipient of the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science. She is awarded the prize for “having laid the foundations of our understanding of why cit...
“The goal is to be able to automatically read enciphered, historical manuscripts”
26 mars 2019
Meet Beáta Megyesi. As Senior Lecturer in Computational Linguistics, she is head of research for an interdisciplinary project to develop research in historical cryptology that has modern applications. Find out what the project is about.
Diplomacy an approach to solving water problems
20 mars 2019
World Water Day, or International Water Day, is a thematic day created by the UN that is observed on 22 March every year. This year’s focus will be on why so many people still lack access to clean water. Ashok Swain, professor at the Department of...
Diplomatic wives’ political clout often overlooked
07 mars 2019
Many 20th-century accounts of international relations and diplomacy often leave out the role of women. Diplomats’ wives were not officially employed, but diplomacy was frequently based on couples working together.
Peace is best established with respect for local traditions and women’s needs
30 januari 2019
Lasting peace is best created with consideration for local conflict resolution traditions and with great sensitivity for the grassroots perspective, and above all, for the needs of female victims.
Major European research project focuses on 2015 refugee crisis
15 januari 2019
What can we learn from the European Union’s management of the refugee crisis that started in 2015? Was the crisis a matter of refugees or rather a question of the EU’s internal borders, political polarisation and lack of crisis management? A major...
The Torgny Segerstedt Medal to Peter Wallensteen
06 december 2018
This year the Torgny Segerstedt Medal goes to Peter Wallensteen, a post-retirement professor at Uppsala University. He receives it for his extensive contributions to peace and conflict research.
Johan Edman, new collaboration manager at UU Innovation
27 november 2018
With his long-standing experience with research funding and work to increase the social impact of research, Edman is now reinforcing UU Innovation’s team of collaboration managers.
Online game to inoculate against propaganda, fake news
26 november 2018
Researchers at Uppsala University will investigate new methods to increase the ability of young people to critique digital sources.
Ola Larsmo awarded Martin Henriksson Holmdahl Prize
16 november 2018
The Martin Henriksson Holmdahl Prize is Uppsala University’s foremost award for efforts to promote human rights and liberty. This year’s prize is awarded to author and honorary doctor Ola Larsmo.
New podcast on antibiotic resistance
12 november 2018
The Uppsala Antibiotic Center launches their newest outreach project, "The AMR Studio", with the occasion of the World Antibiotic Awareness Week.
New database for medieval literature launched
01 november 2018
Norse World is a new database which will make it easier for researchers to study perceptions of the surrounding world in medieval Scandinavian literature. The new tool is a digital resource aimed at researchers in fields such as language history a...
Viking exhibition touring the US – now in Seattle
24 oktober 2018
A two-year Viking exhibition with 1,300-year-old artefacts from the time leading up to the Viking Age is currently touring the United States. The artefacts are normally displayed at Gustavianum, Uppsala University Museum, but are now being shown t...
Industrial robots increase wages for employees
22 oktober 2018
In addition to increasing productivity, the introduction of industrial robots has increased wages for the employees. At the same time, industrial robots have also changed the labour market by increasing the number of job opportunities for highly s...
20th century modernisation makes its mark on gender ideals
09 oktober 2018
Men's and women's ideal pictures of one another do not match. That’s the way it has been for a long time. A new thesis from Uppsala University studies thousands of personal advertisements from the period 1890–1980. In addition to demonstrating wha...
New light cast on Scandinavia’s most important Bronze Age site
09 oktober 2018
Håga, Scandinavia's most significant Bronze Age site, is relatively unknown. But in a new book, archaeologists at Uppsala University have brought together what is known and placed Håga in a larger context.
Populism boosted by economism
12 september 2018
The rise of a populist party like the Sweden Democrats in Sweden is usually said to be linked to the past few years’ refugee flows. But the explanation lies deeper than that: in how the welfare systems function in today’s Sweden, says Sten Widmalm...
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