MOOCs: Uppsala University opens its doors to the world
26 August 2016
Uppsala University is now offering three web-based Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The courses are free of charge and fully open to the public, making it possible for tens of thousands of interested scholars across the globe to access and lea...
Augmented reality app presents Old Uppsala in a new way
24 August 2016
In Old Uppsala lie the remains of one of Scandinavia’s most fascinating royal estates from the Iron Age. Once there were numerous houses and other buildings here, which visitors up until now have had to imagine from sketches. A new app called ‘Aug...
Antidepressants boost CBT for social anxiety
4 July 2016
Treatments for social anxiety disorder often include either selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), but new research from Uppsala University indicates that social anxiety disorder is best treated wit...
Innovative games win prizes at the Swedish Game Awards
20 June 2016
Game Design students from Uppsala University Campus Gotland won half of the prizes at the Swedish Game Awards on 11 June.
Winners of 2016 Distinguished Teaching Awards selected
25 May 2016
This year’s winners of the Distinguished Teaching Awards teach subjects related to linguistics, economics, medical cell biology, and physics and astronomy. The Free Distinguished Teaching Award goes to David Black-Schaffer for his efforts integrat...
Childhood obesity in focus at Uppsala Health Summit
16 May 2016
In just a few decades, the number of overweight and obese adults and children in the world has reached alarming levels, not least in low-income countries. This year, Uppsala Health Summit is taking place in conjunction with World Obesity Day: 11-1...
New PhD programme in sinology launched
21 April 2016
Uppsala University is launching a PhD studies programme in the Chinese language and Chinese culture and society. The programme is a welcome addition to Sweden’s research community and aggregate knowledge about one of the definitive superpowers of ...
Major international meeting on cultural heritage held
16 April 2016
Uppsala University’s Vice-Chancellor Eva Åkesson and Professor of Building Conservation Tor Broström at Campus Gotland participated in a large international conference on cultural heritage and cultural preservation at Yale University in mid-April....
Research on conflict warning system to receive million SEK grant
15 April 2016
The European Research Council, ERC, has decided to fund research at Uppsala University on the development of an early-warning system for armed conflicts.
Conference on human trafficking brings experts together
15 April 2016
Human trafficking is a grave violation of human rights. Trafficking affects millions of individuals all over the world, including children. In mid-April, an international conference on trafficking was held at Uppsala University. Researchers and ot...
Jon Elster awarded this year’s Johan Skytte Prize
8 April 2016
This year's Johan Skytte Prize for outstanding contribution to Political Science is awarded to Professor Jon Elster, Robert K. Merton Professor in Social Sciences at Columbia University and titular professor at College de France, Paris.
Uppsala University to consolidate efforts in racism research
23 March 2016
Today, society is faced with the difficult situation of an increasing number of refugees and burgeoning racism, and the work for social inclusion is at an important crossroads. Uppsala University is now establishing a Forum for interdisciplinary r...
New research sheds light on the life of Saint Erik
16 March 2016
The saint's legend speaks of a king who died a dramatic death in battle outside the church where he had just celebrated mass. But what can modern science tell us about his remains? A joint research project headed by Uppsala University now reveals ...
Five Uppsala researchers to receive ERC grants following the 2015 calls
5 February 2016
The European Research Council, ERC, has now released a complete list of researchers who are to receive Starting Grants and Consolidator Grants following the 2015 calls for proposals. 593 European researchers will share EUR 1.1 billion. Five of the...
Sustainability Talks seminar series starting at Campus Gotland
19 January 2016
Sustainability Talks is a series of transdisciplinary seminars starting at Campus Gotland with the ambition to link education and learning at Uppsala University with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Peace researchers look back on a conflict-laden 2015
8 January 2016
Researchers at the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) are busy compiling data on how organised violence affected the world in 2015. It is clear that the alarming development of 2014, with large amounts of casualties from armed conflicts, continu...
Three Rudbeck medallists and a Linnaeus medallist announced
4 December 2015
The Linnaeus Medal 2015 is being awarded to Göran Arnqvist, Professor of Animal Ecology at Uppsala University. In addition, three recipients of the Rudbeck Medal have been announced: Otto Cars, Lena Marcusson and Gerhart Wagner. The medals will be...
New book documents terrorism from Shakespeare's time
2 December 2015
There was no word for terrorism in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, but outbreaks of terrorist violence were frequent. In his new book on terrorism in history and literature, Uppsala University Professor of English Literature, Robert Appel...
Posttraumatic stress disorder reveals imbalance between signalling systems in the brain
1 December 2015
Experiencing a traumatic event can cause life-long anxiety problems, called posttraumatic stress disorder. Researchers from Uppsala University and Karolinska Institutet now show that people with posttraumatic stress disorder have an imbalance betw...
Heléne Lööw to be awarded the Martin H:son Holmdahl Scholarship
10 November 2015
The Martin H:son Holmdahl Scholarship is Uppsala University’s most prestigious award for the furthering of human rights and liberty. This year, the award is being given to docent Heléne Lööw at the Department of History for her important contribut...
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