Jon Elster awarded this year’s Johan Skytte Prize
08 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 mars 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 mars 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 ...
Five Uppsala researchers to receive ERC grants following the 2015 calls
05 februari 2016
The European Research Council, ERC, has now released a complete list of researchers who are to receive Starting Grants and Consolidator Grants following the 2015 calls for proposals. 593 European researchers will share EUR 1.1 billion. Five of the...
Sustainability Talks seminar series starting at Campus Gotland
19 januari 2016
Sustainability Talks is a series of transdisciplinary seminars starting at Campus Gotland with the ambition to link education and learning at Uppsala University with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Peace researchers look back on a conflict-laden 2015
08 januari 2016
Researchers at the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) are busy compiling data on how organised violence affected the world in 2015. It is clear that the alarming development of 2014, with large amounts of casualties from armed conflicts, continu...
Three Rudbeck medallists and a Linnaeus medallist announced
04 december 2015
The Linnaeus Medal 2015 is being awarded to Göran Arnqvist, Professor of Animal Ecology at Uppsala University. In addition, three recipients of the Rudbeck Medal have been announced: Otto Cars, Lena Marcusson and Gerhart Wagner. The medals will be...
New book documents terrorism from Shakespeare's time
02 december 2015
There was no word for terrorism in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, but outbreaks of terrorist violence were frequent. In his new book on terrorism in history and literature, Uppsala University Professor of English Literature, Robert Appel...
Posttraumatic stress disorder reveals imbalance between signalling systems in the brain
01 december 2015
Experiencing a traumatic event can cause life-long anxiety problems, called posttraumatic stress disorder. Researchers from Uppsala University and Karolinska Institutet now show that people with posttraumatic stress disorder have an imbalance betw...
Heléne Lööw to be awarded the Martin H:son Holmdahl Scholarship
10 november 2015
The Martin H:son Holmdahl Scholarship is Uppsala University’s most prestigious award for the furthering of human rights and liberty. This year, the award is being given to docent Heléne Lööw at the Department of History for her important contribut...
Tablet use can benefit bilingual preschoolers
09 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
05 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 oktober 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.
Childhood and adolescence researchers awarded honorary doctorates
15 oktober 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 oktober 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 oktober 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 oktober 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
08 oktober 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
08 oktober 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.
Uppsala University recruits Professor Don Kulick
27 januari 2015
The internationally recognised anthropologist Professor Don Kulick is being recruited by Uppsala University. He will lead a broad, multidisciplinary research programme funded by the Swedish Research Council which will allow us to better understand...
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