Tablet use can benefit bilingual preschoolers
9 November 2015
Bilingual preschool children can use digital tablets as a special resource. They can listen to books in their language, use pedagogical applications, and communicate with children in other preschools using for example Skype—which is particularly i...
SEK 8 Million grant for research in learning and sustainable development
5 November 2015
In stiff competition, SWEDESD together with international partners have been granted funding to conduct research over three years on social learning and sustainability transformations.
New honorary doctorates awarded by the Faculty of Theology
28 October 2015
Two British researchers, Professor Denise Cush and Dr Rowan D. Williams, have been awarded honorary doctorates by the Faculty of Theology at Uppsala University.
Uppsala Ottoman Heritage now digitized
26 October 2015
Uppsala University Library keeps large collections of Turkish / Ottoman origin. An important part of these collections has now been digitized and made avalaible on the Internet, thanks to a generous support from Turkey.
Childhood and adolescence researchers awarded honorary doctorates
15 October 2015
Professor Emeritus William Corsaro, Indiana, and Professor Jane Humphries, Oxford, have been given honorary doctorates by the Faculty of Educational Sciences at Uppsala University.
New honorary doctorates in Social Sciences: Two professors and an editor-in-chief
13 October 2015
Emeritus Professor Robin Boadway from Queens University, Canada, Professor Richard Swedberg, Cornell University, USA, and Editor-in-chief Kay Glans have been awarded honorary doctorates by the Faculty of Social Sciences at Uppsala University.
EU project for excellence of research on Russia and Eastern Europe
13 October 2015
Uppsala University and the universities of Tartu, Estonia and Kent, UK, are making a communal effort to improve the quality, international awareness and integration of research on Russia and Eastern Europe.
New conflict data: 2014 was a very violent year
12 October 2015
In June, Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) reported that the number of fatalities in armed conflict has increased substantially in recent years, and that 2014 was the most violent year since the end of the Cold War. New data show that also the ...
Multi-million SEK grants awarded to Uppsala research projects
8 October 2015
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has approved grants totalling SEK 759 million for 25 research projects considered to be of the highest international standard. Uppsala University coordinates four of the projects in question, and several of...
Secretary General and professor new honorary doctors at the Faculty of Law
8 October 2015
Anne Ramberg, Secretary General of the Swedish Bar Association, and professor Paul Oberhammer of the University of Vienna have been made honorary doctors at the Faculty of Law, Uppsala University.
New Master Programme in International IP Law
28 August 2014
Uppsala Universitys Faculty of Law is now starting a new 60-credit Master Programme in Intellectual Property Law. The Programme, to be taught in English, will cater for Swedish and international students alike. The first admissions will be for th...
Two out of five war fatalities occurred in Syria
12 June 2014
Conflicts in the world last year increased by one compared to 2012, up to 33. This is reported by peace researchers at Uppsala University’s Conflict Data Program. The number has remained stable over the past decade. 2012 saw an increase in the num...
New vice-rectors appointed
4 June 2014
Jörgen Hermansson, Stellan Sandler and Johan Tysk have now been officially appointed new vice-rectors at Uppsala University, assuming office this summer.
New book: Energy issue key to crisis in Ukraine
9 May 2014
The energy issue, specifically trade in natural gas, has affected the conflict and developments in Ukraine and Russia more than is generally known. This is the view of Stefan Hedlund, a researcher at the Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Up...
The 2014 Johan Skytte Prize awarded to David Collier
24 April 2014
Professor David Collier at the University of California, Berkeley, is this year’s winner of the Johan Skytte Prize in political science. He has been awarded the prize ‘for his contributions to concept development in political science and the devel...
New research on old swear words
20 March 2014
‘Bad words’ have always existed. In a new book, a group of researchers from the Nordic countries present the latest research on swearing. How are swear words used and which attitudes have existed towards men’s and women’s swearing? What words did ...
Our world – an increasingly peaceful place
13 January 2014
The number of armed conflicts in the world will continue to decrease. At least according to Håvard Hegre, new professor of peace and conflict research at Uppsala University, Sweden. His prognosis for the coming 40 years shows several positive tren...
Lesbian parents more satisfied and less stressed
11 December 2013
Lesbian couples who start a family through assisted reproduction with donated sperm are more satisfied with their relationship and evince less parental stress than heterosexual couples who have undergone IVF treatment. This is shown in a new disse...
Nobel Peace Prize Laureates attend open conference in Uppsala
9 December 2013
The 11–13 December, Uppsala University and Wallonia Bruxelles International will host the Conference Henri Lafontaine to mark the 100th anniversary of the Nobel Peace Prize being awarded to Henri Lafontaine. A number of top-level speakers will att...
Punk – a subculture that creates its own conditions
26 November 2013
Punk as a subculture does not emerge as a revolt against injustices but is rather created and defined from the inside, regardless of what the world looks like. This is established in a new dissertation from Uppsala University that investigates Swe...
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