Faculty of Languages appoints two new honorary doctors
6 October 2016
Professor Stephen C. Levinson of the Max Planck Institute in the Netherlands and Helmer Gustavson, former department head at the Swedish National Heritage Board in Stockholm, have been appointed honorary doctors at Uppsala University’s Faculty of ...
Archaeologist appointed new honorary doctor
5 October 2016
Archaeologist Jeremy B. Rutter, Professor Emeritus at Dartmouth College, USA, has been appointed a new honorary doctor at the Faculty of Arts.
SEK 5 million grant to art project
27 September 2016
The Swedish Research Council has selected seven art research projects to receive grants, out of a total of 51 applications. One of the grants is awarded to Katarina Pirak Sikku and the Uppsala University Centre for Gender Studies.
Uppsala University to host conference on modernising PhD studies in Azerbaijan
22 September 2016
On 26–28 September, Uppsala University will host an international conference which aims to improve doctoral studies in Azerbaijan in line with European standards. Ten Azerbaijani universities and six European universities will take part in the con...
Conference: Cultural heritage in armed conflicts
14 September 2016
International conference in Visby at Campus Gotland 15–16 September
Conference: Southern Africa and Nordic countries explore alternatives to New Public Management
8 September 2016
On 7–9 September, university leaders and researchers from southern Africa and the Nordic countries will meet to discuss governance models beyond New Public Management (NPM) – a model that is facing increasing criticism from the public sector. A ro...
Focus on migration law
1 September 2016
Uppsala University is investing SEK 7.5 million in migration law research. The aim is to sustainably strengthen society’s ability to manage migration.
MOOCs: Uppsala University opens its doors to the world
26 August 2016
Uppsala University is now offering three web-based Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The courses are free of charge and fully open to the public, making it possible for tens of thousands of interested scholars across the globe to access and lea...
Augmented reality app presents Old Uppsala in a new way
24 August 2016
In Old Uppsala lie the remains of one of Scandinavia’s most fascinating royal estates from the Iron Age. Once there were numerous houses and other buildings here, which visitors up until now have had to imagine from sketches. A new app called ‘Aug...
Antidepressants boost CBT for social anxiety
4 July 2016
Treatments for social anxiety disorder often include either selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), but new research from Uppsala University indicates that social anxiety disorder is best treated wit...
Innovative games win prizes at the Swedish Game Awards
20 June 2016
Game Design students from Uppsala University Campus Gotland won half of the prizes at the Swedish Game Awards on 11 June.
Winners of 2016 Distinguished Teaching Awards selected
25 May 2016
This year’s winners of the Distinguished Teaching Awards teach subjects related to linguistics, economics, medical cell biology, and physics and astronomy. The Free Distinguished Teaching Award goes to David Black-Schaffer for his efforts integrat...
Childhood obesity in focus at Uppsala Health Summit
16 May 2016
In just a few decades, the number of overweight and obese adults and children in the world has reached alarming levels, not least in low-income countries. This year, Uppsala Health Summit is taking place in conjunction with World Obesity Day: 11-1...
New PhD programme in sinology launched
21 April 2016
Uppsala University is launching a PhD studies programme in the Chinese language and Chinese culture and society. The programme is a welcome addition to Sweden’s research community and aggregate knowledge about one of the definitive superpowers of ...
Major international meeting on cultural heritage held
16 April 2016
Uppsala University’s Vice-Chancellor Eva Åkesson and Professor of Building Conservation Tor Broström at Campus Gotland participated in a large international conference on cultural heritage and cultural preservation at Yale University in mid-April....
Research on conflict warning system to receive million SEK grant
15 April 2016
The European Research Council, ERC, has decided to fund research at Uppsala University on the development of an early-warning system for armed conflicts.
Conference on human trafficking brings experts together
15 April 2016
Human trafficking is a grave violation of human rights. Trafficking affects millions of individuals all over the world, including children. In mid-April, an international conference on trafficking was held at Uppsala University. Researchers and ot...
Jon Elster awarded this year’s Johan Skytte Prize
8 April 2016
This year's Johan Skytte Prize for outstanding contribution to Political Science is awarded to Professor Jon Elster, Robert K. Merton Professor in Social Sciences at Columbia University and titular professor at College de France, Paris.
Uppsala University to consolidate efforts in racism research
23 March 2016
Today, society is faced with the difficult situation of an increasing number of refugees and burgeoning racism, and the work for social inclusion is at an important crossroads. Uppsala University is now establishing a Forum for interdisciplinary r...
New research sheds light on the life of Saint Erik
16 March 2016
The saint's legend speaks of a king who died a dramatic death in battle outside the church where he had just celebrated mass. But what can modern science tell us about his remains? A joint research project headed by Uppsala University now reveals ...
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