Martin H:son Holmdahl Scholarship to theologian and lawyer
29 November 2017
The Martin H:son Holmdahl Scholarship is Uppsala University’s foremost award for action to promote human rights and freedoms. This year it goes to Elena Namli, Professor at the Department of Theology and the Institute of Russian and Eurasian Studi...
The brain chemistry of shyness
22 November 2017
Welcome, Tomas Furmark, Professor in the Department of Psychology. You’ve received research funding from the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences to examine the chemical processes behind shyness and social anxiety disorder. What ...
Refugee crisis analysed in new project
22 November 2017
Was the 2015 refugee crisis a crisis of refugees in itself, or a question of the EU’s internal borders, political polarisation and inadequate crisis management? In a new research project funded by EU Horizon 2020 and led from Uppsala University, t...
“Politicians must address water problems”
13 November 2017
Ashok Swain wants to increase political awareness of water problems in the world. With his new appointment as UNESCO Chair on International Water Cooperation, he hopes to have a stronger impact on politicians worldwide.
Three new honorary doctors at the Faculty of Theology
7 November 2017
Professors Lori G. Beaman, Sidnie White Crawford and Elaine Scarry have been appointed new honorary doctors at Uppsala University’s Faculty of Theology.
“A national language strategy is needed”
3 November 2017
Hello there Coco Norén, Dean of the Faculty of Languages. You have been a part of a working group at the Association of Swedish Higher Education (SUHF) that has written a report on the need for a national language strategy for Sweden. What did you...
New honorary doctor at the Faculty of Law
2 November 2017
Professor William E. Butler, active at Pennsylvania State University in the U.S., has been named an honorary doctor at the Faculty of Law.
New honorary doctors at the Faculty of Social Sciences
20 October 2017
American professors Henry Jenkins, who researches online activism, and I. William Zartman, who researches conflict resolution, have been appointed new honorary doctors at Uppsala University’s Faculty of Social Sciences.
Ola Larsmo and Quentin Skinner new honorary doctors
16 October 2017
Author Ola Larsmo and Professor Quentin Skinner, University of London, have been appointed new honorary doctors at Uppsala University’s Faculty of Arts.
Equal Opportunities Award goes to Anita Hussénius
12 October 2017
Anita Hussénius, head of the Centre for Gender Research, has received the 2016 Equal Opportunities Award for her gender-equal and inclusive leadership.
Faculty of Languages appoints new honorary doctors
11 October 2017
Geoffrey Khan, Professor of Hebrew at Cambridge University, UK, and Laurent Gosselin, Professor of French Linguistics at the University of Rouen, France, have been appointed honorary doctors at the Faculty of Languages.
New honorary doctor at the Faculty of Educational Sciences
11 October 2017
The Faculty of Educational Sciences has decided to appoint Johan Heilbron, Professor of Economic Sociology at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, Holland, as new honorary doctor at the faculty.
Exhibition: Viking Age patterns may be Kufic script
3 October 2017
What was previously thought to be typical Viking Age, silver patterns on woven silk bands, could in fact be geometric Kufic characters. As part of an exhibition at the Enköping Museum, ongoing research is presented where a textile archaeological a...
Uppsala alumna Therese Lundstedt: Breaking new ground in conservative industry
11 September 2017
The art of communicating simply and precisely to get a message across is one of the things alumna Therese Lundstedt learned from her studies in Uppsala. Today, she is the CEO of the online broker Aktieinvest and is passionate about more people bec...
First genetic proof that women were Viking warriors
8 September 2017
New DNA evidence uncovered by researchers at Uppsala University and Stockholm University shows that there were in fact female Viking warriors. The remains of an iconic Swedish Viking Age grave now reveal that war was not an activity exclusive to m...
First UNESCO Chair at Uppsala University
5 July 2017
Ashok Swain at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research has been appointed a UNESCO Chair on International Water Cooperation.
Job applicants over 40 filtered out by employers
22 June 2017
Job applicants are filtered out as early as age 40. This was shown by economist Stefan Eriksson at Uppsala University, one of the authors of a new report from the Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy (IFAU).
Young people have poor knowledge of food hygiene
15 June 2017
Annual cases of food poisoning are estimated at over 500,000, at a societal cost of over SEK 1 billion. Handling food properly is an issue of knowledge and in a new study from Uppsala University, Marie Lange, doctoral student in food science, demo...
Gustavian style – a Swedish style?
5 June 2017
Why has the neoclassical Gustavian style become so prominent in the Swedish self-image? A new dissertation from Uppsala University shows how researchers in art history, along with museums, commercial enterprises and the monarchy, have contributed ...
Uncertainties among writers aiming to publish
5 June 2017
One in five people dreams of publishing a novel. At the same time, there are no hard and fast criteria for determining whether a manuscript has the proper traits for publication by an established publisher. This creates a fundamental insecurity am...
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