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 ...
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, ...
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