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...
Languages name two new honorary doctors
25 October 2013
Kjersti Fløttum, professor of French at the University of Bergen, and David Denison, professor of English at the University of Manchester, have been singled out to receive honorary doctorates from the Faculty of Languages.
Theologians name new honorary doctors
23 October 2013
Professor Dietz Lange, Germany, and Professor William Schweiker, USA, have been selected to receive honorary doctorates from the Faculty of Theology at Uppsala University.
The plight of the Roma focus of international conference
21 October 2013
An international conference on antiziganism in Europe takes place at Uppsala University on 23–25 October. The purpose of the conference is to contribute to a clearer picture of the phenomenon of antiziganism, both historically and in our own time....
New honorary doctors at Faculty of Arts
16 October 2013
County Custodian of Antiquities Håkan Liby and researcher Robert Pippin have been chosen to receive honorary doctorates from the Uppsala University Faculty of Arts.
Two judges new honorary doctors at Faculty of Law
16 October 2013
The former Vice President of the European Court of Justice, Elisabeth Palm, and Supreme Court Justice Ingemar Persson were named to receive honorary doctoral degrees from the Faculty.
Social scientists name three new honorary doctors
3 October 2013
The journalist Kjell Albin Abrahamsson and the two British professors Irini Moustaki and Sir Keith V. Thomas have been chosen to receive honorary doctorates from the Faculty of Social Sciences.
This year’s winner of Skytte Prize to lecture in University Main Building
25 September 2013
On Saturday 28 September, this year’s recipient of the Skytte Prize, Robert Axelrod at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Department of Political Science, University of Michigan, will receive his award and, in connection with the confe...
New study challenges prejudice about migrants from war-torn countries
12 June 2013
Events such as the Boston Marathon bombings seem to confirm people’s suspicions that migrants from war-torn countries harbour hatred resulting from experiences of trauma. In a new study from Uppsala University, doctoral student Jonathan Hall finds...
Suicide mortality has increased in connection with modernisation in Russia
8 April 2013
Societal modernisation has importance for the high suicide rates in contemporary Russia. But also alcohol consumption seems to have a remarkably stable importance. This is shown by sociologist Tanya Jukkala who is defending her doctoral thesis at ...
The psychology of genocide topic for 2013 Hugo Valentin Lecture
19 March 2013
How does mass violence arise? What is the psychology behind it? This year’s Hugo Valentin Lecture is titled “Perpetrators, Passive and Active Bystanders in Mass Violence” and will be given 27 March by Professor of Psychology Ervin Staub.
Lecture: Has the global city lost its soul?
15 March 2013
What actually distinguishes a big city? Has the global city lost its soul? The 26 March urban sociologist Professor Sharon Zukin will give an open lecture during her visit to the Institute for Housing and Urban Research at Uppsala University.
New software for calculating segregation in different parts of the world
10 December 2012
John Östh at the Department of Social and Economic Geography has developed a new piece of software that can calculate segregation with higher accuracy. Now he is leading a new international project which will investigate how segregated different p...
Anthropological expertise facilitates multicultural health care
29 November 2012
Collaboration between medical and anthropological expertise can solve complex clinical problems in today's multicultural women's healthcare, shows Pauline Binder, a medical anthropologist, who will present her thesis on 1 December at the Faculty o...
Risk of increased negative attitudes towards immigrants
23 November 2012
The proportion of Swedes that have extremely negative attitudes towards immigrants has for several years been stable, but may grow in the event of a deepened economic crisis, unemployment or a perceived threat from foreign cultural or religious ex...
SEK 65 million to humanities and social sciences research
1 November 2012
The Swedish Research Council has decided on their project grants for research in the humanities and social sciences. Uppsala University was grated funding for 18 projects. In total, Uppsala University receives close to SEK 65 million for research ...
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