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...
Tablet use can benefit bilingual preschoolers
9 November 2015
Bilingual preschool children can use digital tablets as a special resource. They can listen to books in their language, use pedagogical applications, and communicate with children in other preschools using for example Skype—which is particularly i...
SEK 8 Million grant for research in learning and sustainable development
5 November 2015
In stiff competition, SWEDESD together with international partners have been granted funding to conduct research over three years on social learning and sustainability transformations.
New honorary doctorates awarded by the Faculty of Theology
28 October 2015
Two British researchers, Professor Denise Cush and Dr Rowan D. Williams, have been awarded honorary doctorates by the Faculty of Theology at Uppsala University.
Uppsala Ottoman Heritage now digitized
26 October 2015
Uppsala University Library keeps large collections of Turkish / Ottoman origin. An important part of these collections has now been digitized and made avalaible on the Internet, thanks to a generous support from Turkey.
Childhood and adolescence researchers awarded honorary doctorates
15 October 2015
Professor Emeritus William Corsaro, Indiana, and Professor Jane Humphries, Oxford, have been given honorary doctorates by the Faculty of Educational Sciences at Uppsala University.
New honorary doctorates in Social Sciences: Two professors and an editor-in-chief
13 October 2015
Emeritus Professor Robin Boadway from Queens University, Canada, Professor Richard Swedberg, Cornell University, USA, and Editor-in-chief Kay Glans have been awarded honorary doctorates by the Faculty of Social Sciences at Uppsala University.
EU project for excellence of research on Russia and Eastern Europe
13 October 2015
Uppsala University and the universities of Tartu, Estonia and Kent, UK, are making a communal effort to improve the quality, international awareness and integration of research on Russia and Eastern Europe.
New conflict data: 2014 was a very violent year
12 October 2015
In June, Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) reported that the number of fatalities in armed conflict has increased substantially in recent years, and that 2014 was the most violent year since the end of the Cold War. New data show that also the ...
Multi-million SEK grants awarded to Uppsala research projects
8 October 2015
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has approved grants totalling SEK 759 million for 25 research projects considered to be of the highest international standard. Uppsala University coordinates four of the projects in question, and several of...
Secretary General and professor new honorary doctors at the Faculty of Law
8 October 2015
Anne Ramberg, Secretary General of the Swedish Bar Association, and professor Paul Oberhammer of the University of Vienna have been made honorary doctors at the Faculty of Law, Uppsala University.
New Master Programme in International IP Law
28 August 2014
Uppsala Universitys Faculty of Law is now starting a new 60-credit Master Programme in Intellectual Property Law. The Programme, to be taught in English, will cater for Swedish and international students alike. The first admissions will be for th...
Two out of five war fatalities occurred in Syria
12 June 2014
Conflicts in the world last year increased by one compared to 2012, up to 33. This is reported by peace researchers at Uppsala University’s Conflict Data Program. The number has remained stable over the past decade. 2012 saw an increase in the num...
New vice-rectors appointed
4 June 2014
Jörgen Hermansson, Stellan Sandler and Johan Tysk have now been officially appointed new vice-rectors at Uppsala University, assuming office this summer.
New book: Energy issue key to crisis in Ukraine
9 May 2014
The energy issue, specifically trade in natural gas, has affected the conflict and developments in Ukraine and Russia more than is generally known. This is the view of Stefan Hedlund, a researcher at the Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Up...
The 2014 Johan Skytte Prize awarded to David Collier
24 April 2014
Professor David Collier at the University of California, Berkeley, is this year’s winner of the Johan Skytte Prize in political science. He has been awarded the prize ‘for his contributions to concept development in political science and the devel...
New research on old swear words
20 March 2014
‘Bad words’ have always existed. In a new book, a group of researchers from the Nordic countries present the latest research on swearing. How are swear words used and which attitudes have existed towards men’s and women’s swearing? What words did ...
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