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...
Sociologist made a fellow of Gerontological Society of America
29 May 2017
Sandra Torres, Professor of Social Gerontology at the Department of Sociology at Uppsala University, has been made a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America.
Children at Swedish “gender-neutral” preschools are less likely to gender-stereotype
29 May 2017
A new study from Uppsala University in Sweden has indicated that the norm-conscious practices used by teachers at preschools termed “gender-neutral” are associated with reductions in children’s tendencies to make gender-stereotypical assumption. T...
Mass youth experiment about source criticism
17 May 2017
Young people across Sweden are being invited to take part in a major research project on source criticism in digital media. Signing-on starts in May and the mass experiment will be conducted in September 2017.
New decrease in number of conflict fatalities
10 May 2017
According to new data from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP), the number of fatalities in organised violence decreased for the second consecutive year in 2016. However, the large share of conflicts with external involvement is a source of c...
Environmental collapse or sustainable future?
21 April 2017
Young people have a bleak view of the future. They believe we are more likely heading towards environmental collapse than towards a sustainable world. A new dissertation from Uppsala University shows that although young people in upper secondary s...
Amartya Sen awarded the 2017 Johan Skytte Prize
20 April 2017
The Johan Skytte Prize annually recognises the most valuable contribution to the field of political science. This year’s prize is awarded to Amartya Sen, Thomas W. Lamont Professor at Harvard University.
Mandelgren Prize to Michael Neiß
13 April 2017
Svenska fornminnesföreningen (the Antiquarian Society of Sweden) has decided to award PhD student and archaeologist Michael Neiß the 2017 Mandelgren Prize for his research on Scandinavian animal art.
2017 Gustaf Adolf Medals awarded
13 March 2017
Five Elder Gustaf Adolf Medals in gold and two in silver have been awarded to employees at Uppsala University.
One in five overuses electricity at neighbours’ expense
6 March 2017
Household electricity use falls by more than 30% when residents are obliged to pay for their own personal consumption. This is shown in a new study by researchers at Uppsala University’s and the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), pu...
Archaeologists at the vanguard of environmental and climate research
26 February 2017
The history of people and landscapes, whether natural or cultural, is fundamentally connected. Answering key historical questions about this relation will allow us to approach our most important environmental issues in novel ways. Today in the ope...
New database of Swedish archaeological research in Greece
9 January 2017
In a recently completed project at the Swedish Institute in Athens, materials from more than a hundred years of Swedish archaeological research in Greece has been made available through the database PRAGMATA. The database includes, among other thi...
Success for Human Rights Clinic pilot project
16 December 2016
Human Rights Clinic, a pilot project carried out this past autumn by the Faculty of Law in collaboration with the Civil Rights Defenders organisation, has just concluded with excellent results. The pilot project is financed by UU Innovation.
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