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.
2016 Holmdahl Scholarship recipients selected
8 December 2016
The Martin Henriksson Holmdahl Scholarship is Uppsala University’s finest award for efforts that further human rights and freedoms. This year, the award goes to Anna-Sara Lind, reader in public law, and Lindsey Doyle, Master’s student at the Depar...
Rudbeck and Linnaeus medallists selected
5 December 2016
This year’s Rudbeck Medal goes to professors Sverker Gustavsson, Lena Kjellén and Peter Stoica, and the Linnaeus Medal to Professor Hans Ellegren. The medals will be awarded at the Winter Conferment Ceremony on 27 January 2017.
New study looks at Swedish men and their cooking
22 November 2016
In a newly published study in The Sociological Review, researchers from Uppsala University and Stockholm University have explored how everyday domestic cooking is part of a self-understanding of men in Sweden and how the expressed sociality of coo...
Forsskål symposium celebrates freedom of the press
21 November 2016
This year, the Swedish Freedom of the Press Act turns 250. The 2016 Forsskål Symposium at Uppsala University focuses on the importance and opportunities of the freedom of the press, but also its threat’s and challenges.
Bokrelease - Vicke Lindstrand On The Periphery
18 November 2016
Den australiensiske designhistorikern Mark Ian Jones lanserar sin nya bok Vicke Lindstrand On The Periphery. Detta är den första engelskspråkiga publikationen som beskriver Vicke Lindstrands liv och verk.
Booklaunch - Vicke Lindstrand On The Periphery
18 November 2016
Australian design historian Mark Ian Jones launches his new book Vicke Lindstrand On The Periphery. This is the first English language publication to examine the life and work of the Swedish artist and designer Vicke Lindstrand and his p...
Digitisation of cultural heritage discussed at AIMday
3 November 2016
Cultural heritage has become a field of great importance for the development of modern society. Modern technology creates new opportunities for communicating and presenting cultural heritage, as well as making it accessible. The potential and chal...
New programme within the field of accounting and finance
25 October 2016
The new Master Programme in Accounting and Financial Management is about to start at Uppsala University. The first intake of students to the new programme will be in autumn 2017.
New honorary doctor at the Faculty of Social Sciences
21 October 2016
The Faculty of Social Sciences at Uppsala University has appointed Professor Sylvie K. Chetty at the University of Otago, New Zealand, as honorary doctor.
New honorary doctor appointed by the Faculty of Educational Sciences
19 October 2016
Jim Ryder, Professor of Science Education at the University of Leeds, has been appointed new honorary doctor at Uppsala University’s Faculty of Educational Sciences.
Bolstering communities against climate catastrophes may prevent future violence
18 October 2016
Severe drought is associated with a higher incidence of armed conflict among agriculture-dependent populations. Strengthening the status and well-being of these marginalised groups, can reduce the risk of conflict. This is a key finding of a study...
Radio journalist appointed new honorary doctor
18 October 2016
Radio show host and journalist Peter Sandberg has been appointed honorary doctor at the Faculty of Theology, Uppsala University.
Two new honorary doctors at the Faculty of Law
7 October 2016
The Faculty of Law has appointed two leading researchers, Professor Emeritus Markku Helin and Professor Emerita Adrienne Héritier, as new honorary doctors.
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