Why mothers in novels leave their families
22 juli 2021
Mothers leaving their families is not a new theme in Swedish fiction. But the reasons for leaving have changed. It is no longer about lack of gender equality or a desire to work. Instead, they feel suffocated by the nuclear family, by the children...
Downward trend broken – fatalities in organised violence increase again
17 juni 2021
New data from Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP), at Uppsala University, show that the total number of fatalities stemming from organised violence increased in 2020, after five consecutive years of falling numbers. Despite a substantial decrease...
Consensus and continuity determine Swedish foreign policy
10 juni 2021
The Swedish Government was able to undertake and justify Swedish military involvement in Afghanistan in 2002–2014 by describing it as a traditional Swedish contribution while differentiating it from American military operations in the region. Both...
How Linnaean learning spread far and wide
07 juni 2021
An inspiring middle-school teacher sparked Linda Andersson Burnett’s interest in history. Now a researcher in the history of science and ideas at Uppsala University, she is currently studying Carl Linnaeus and his influence, which extends far beyo...
Elly Griffiths is giving this year’s Adam Helms Lecture
03 juni 2021
Each year, Uppsala University and the Swedish Publishers’ Association arrange a lecture in memory of the publisher Adam Helms. This year’s lecture will be given by the internationally renown British crime novelist Elly Griffiths on 16 September 20...
This year’s Distinguished Teaching Award recipients announced
31 maj 2021
The 2021 Distinguished Teaching Award recipients at Uppsala University teach subjects related to archaeology, law, pharmacy and mathematics. The Independent Distinguished Teaching Award was awarded to resident physician Lars Lundin at the Departme...
The role of religion analysed through Facebook comments
27 maj 2021
By analysing Facebook comments under news posts from the country’s largest news publishers, Linnea Jensdotter at Uppsala University has studied the role of religion in the public discourse. She has concluded the context has a large impact on what ...
New chair and director appointed for Alva Myrdal Centre for Nuclear Disarmament
24 maj 2021
Uppsala University has appointed Cecilia Wikström to chair the governing board of the University’s new knowledge centre for nuclear disarmament and Professor Erik Melander to be the centre’s director. Following these appointments, the Alva Myrdal ...
Married in Sweden – but single in another EU Member State?
21 maj 2021
A same-sex marriage entered into in one EU Member State may not be recognised in another. The argument is often that such a marriage is too different from the country’s own laws and policies. In a new dissertation on private international law, Lai...
New thesis: Finery for fashionable ladies
11 maj 2021
When the first descriptions of knitting and crochet were published in Swedish, in the mid-19th century, such handiwork was described as the finest of all feminine handicrafts, for the benefit and pleasure alike of the trend-conscious, diligent mid...
How bullying and obesity can affect girls’ and boys’ mental health
07 maj 2021
Depressive symptoms are more common in teenage girls than in their male peers. However, boys’ mental health appears to be affected more if they suffer from obesity. Irrespective of gender, bullying is a considerably greater risk factor than overwe...
Linnaeus’ complicated relationship with racism
07 maj 2021
Since June 2020, Carl Linnaeus has been a subject of debate in Sweden and around the world. What sparked it off were the actions of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. Statues of slave owners have been lambasted or destroyed. In Sweden, the dis...
Scientific evaluation of matched integration meetings
07 maj 2021
For the first time, a scientific study is to be conducted of an integration activity involving matched meetings between established and new Swedes. The study will be conducted in collaboration between Uppsala University’s Uppsala Immigration Lab a...
Phone app can help traumatised health professionals
04 maj 2021
Can structured tasks in a smartphone app cure post-traumatic stress symptoms? A method that is currently being tested seeks to help health care professionals who, after a hard time during the pandemic, are haunted by upsetting, recurrent flashbacks.
Conspiracy theories characterise views in and about Europe
03 maj 2021
Conspiratorial narratives of internal disintegration and external threats affect views in the European Union and Europe to an increasing extent. Our trust in society is put to the test in crises such as COVID-19 when various groups are singled out...
Welcome to a new kind of conferment ceremony
30 april 2021
It will soon be time at last for a doctoral degree conferment ceremony at Uppsala University again, after a break due to the pandemic. Though it may not be in the usual form, hopefully it will still be a grand ceremony. On 28 May, 119 jubilee doct...
Fewer suicides with less expensive medications for erectile dysfunction
21 april 2021
When medications for erectile dysfunction became less expensive and their use increased, the number of suicides among men aged 50–60 decreased in Sweden. This is the finding of a new study from the Uppsala University.
This year’s Johan Skytte Prize winner announced
15 april 2021
David D. Laitin, Stanford University, is this year’s recipient of the Johan Skytte Prize, known by many as the ‘Nobel Prize in Political Science’. Professor Laitin is awarded the prize for his “original and objective explanation of how politics sh...
Grand opening for centre for women’s mental health
31 mars 2021
Welcome to the opening symposium of Uppsala University’s Centre for Women’s Mental Health during the Reproductive Lifespan – Womher. On 26 April, an online event will mark the official opening of the new centre. The event will include brief presen...
Great variation in how police crimes are reported
31 mars 2021
Hello there, Kristine Eck, researcher at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, the only Swede in the humanities and social sciences to receive a grant from the European Research Council (ERC), for a study of police crime. But what exactly...
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