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 ...
Educational science at Uppsala University receives SEK 46 million
1 November 2012
The Swedish Research Council has decided on grants for research in the educational sciences. Uppsala University receives over SEK 46 million in grants for six projects.
SEK 38 million to research in humanities and social sciences
26 October 2012
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ) have granted SEK 332 million to new research in the humanities and social sciences. Uppsala University receives grants of SEK 38 million in total. Just over half of this money goes to four projects in a special initi...
Ultimate outsidership for undocumented in Sweden
18 May 2012
Sweden is a well-functioning, secure, and efficient welfare country. But without a civic registration number, a person quickly winds up entirely outside of everything associated with this. In her dissertation, human geographer Erika Sigvardsdotter...
Dialogue important in learning to read and write
24 February 2011
“The ability to read and write in different subjects is of great importance for future choices in life. What is needed is highly distinct instruction and dialogues in the schools in order for children to learn to deal with different types of texts...
Segregation research a burning issue
17 September 2010
In Europe work migration is regarded today as an important and necessary way to deal with low birth rates and an aging population. At the same time a debate is under way that points to problems and difficulties associated with failed integration, ...
Crises will always come back – but the impact can be mitigated
14 September 2010
We have learned a few things from previous economic crises. But our thinking about the future is still too short-sighted, and we forget that crises come and go.
The political entrepreneur – a new breed of politician
2 September 2010
A sweeping change is underway in the Swedish democratic system. The number of people who are members of a political party is shrinking, and voters are becoming more independent with each election. Not even politicians are as faithful to their part...
Multidisciplinary center focusing on Russia
4 August 2010
A new Center for Russian Studies is taking shape at Uppsala University. It will be the only one of its kind in Sweden and will pursue multidisciplinary research focusing on Russia and its neighboring countries. The Center is intended to be an adva...
Religion – a social factor of ever greater importance
16 July 2010
Religion, society, and law – what do they have to do with each other? A great deal, is the answer from two of the 40 Uppsala researchers who are pursuing research on the impact of religion on society.
Database on conflicts can help promote peace
17 June 2010
At Uppsala, information is collected about all the wars, conflicts, and peace processes in the world. All this information is stored in a conflict database that researchers, students, journalists, and others from all over the world can access. It ...
Put political rhetoric under the magnifying glass
17 June 2010
Politicians and interest groups vie for the attention and support of the audience and the media. Everyone wants to be seen and have their message heard. But for those listening, it is important to put on their rhetorical eyeglasses and critically ...
Infants can do more than we think
16 June 2010
- Infants have great social competence by the age of six months. They perceive much of their surroundings and can do more than we think, says Professor Claes von Hofsten, who works at Babylab in Uppsala. Here researchers study the connection betwe...
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