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.
Uppsala University recruits Professor Don Kulick
27 January 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...
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...
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...
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