Decision taken on new vice-rectors
17 juni 2020
Uppsala University’s current vice-rectors and deputy vice-rectors reach the end of their term of office on 30 June. The Vice-Chancellor has now decided who the new vice-rectors for the period 1 July 2020 – 30 June 2023 will be.
Anders Hagfeldt proposed as new Vice-Chancellor of Uppsala University
17 juni 2020
On 17 June the University Board decided to propose Anders Hagfeldt, Professor of Physical Chemistry, as new Vice-Chancellor of Uppsala University from the beginning of next year. The proposal now passes to the government for a decision later in th...
Increasing levels of violence in Africa
15 juni 2020
New data from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP), Uppsala University, shows that the number of fatalities in organised violence continues to decrease. The declared defeat of Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq has pushed the number of fatal...
“The American dilemma is far from resolved”
15 juni 2020
The police violence in Minneapolis that resulted in the death of George Floyd has once again thrust relations between black and white Americans onto the agenda, a dilemma that will most likely play a central role in this autumn’s presidential elec...
New professor leads the initiative for AI as a research tool
08 juni 2020
Use of AI and large quantities of data are increasing continuously and will influence tomorrow’s society. Major initiatives in the field are underway both nationally and internationally. Uppsala University recently decided to establish a professor...
Studying the psychological effects of the pandemic
05 juni 2020
For many people, the past few months have been a trial. Karin Brocki is studying the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on mental health – both among the population at large and in families with young children. Over 1,000 people have already responde...
Distinguished Teaching Awards 2020 announced
05 juni 2020
This year’s winners of Uppsala University’s Distinguished Teaching Awards teach subjects in the fields of pedagogy, political science, surgery and chemistry. The Independent Pedagogical Award has been awarded to Christine Mackay Tircomnicu of the ...
Social graces and etiquette vital for Carl Linnaeus
04 juni 2020
What would have become of Carl Linnaeus if he had remained single? Would science have missed out on one of its major lodestars without his well-functioning household? And was his son, Carl Linnaeus the Younger, really the ne’er-do-well he was repu...
Medieval manuscript fragments acquired
26 maj 2020
A group of fragments of medieval manuscripts has been acquired by Uppsala University Library. Among these there is a fragment related to Saint Bridget of Sweden. This particular fragment may have been written at or owned by the Vadstena Abbey.
“We have to decide how we will let AI impact our lives”
12 maj 2020
Artificial intelligence is here to stay, and its impact on our lives will continue to expand. With the five-year AI for Research initiative, Uppsala University is taking an interdisciplinary approach to developing this new technology, writes Thoma...
EUR 6 million for research on future of Arctic
08 maj 2020
Fifty scientists in eight countries are now convening to set out, with concerted vigour, towards achieving sustainable Arctic development. “We’re facing a huge, crucial task,” says Corine Wood-Donnelly, researcher at Uppsala University and initiat...
Large variation in personality traits among patients with social anxiety disorder
03 maj 2020
Individuals with social anxiety disorder have markedly different personality traits than others. Emotional instability and introversion are hallmarks, according to a new study from Uppsala University.
She studies AI as existential media
30 april 2020
How are we influenced when smart digital assistants, like Siri and Alexa, become part of our homes? And what happens when we begin to track deviating individuals through biometrics? “More research is needed on what it means to be human in a digita...
Artificial intelligence reveals hate and extremism online
14 april 2020
Antidemocratic forces have increasingly moved online to organise hate crimes. Until now, many of these perpetrators of violence have avoided detection, but researchers at Uppsala University will soon be launching a tool to identify threats before ...
Peter J. Katzenstein awarded 2020 Skytte Prize
09 april 2020
Peter J. Katzenstein, Cornell University, USA, has been named the 26th recipient of the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science. He is awarded the prize for “furthering the understanding of how history, culture, and norms shape economies, as well ...
New hub for schools and educational sciences research
31 mars 2020
The University and Municipality of Uppsala are now getting together in a joint arena for educational research with a strong practical emphasis. The project, part of the Government’s ULF initiative, is intended at bridge the gap between the classro...
What happens at the university library right now?
30 mars 2020
At present, all libraries are open, but with other opening- and staffed hours. Ask the library is open as usual, 9-18 Monday-Friday.
Researcher calls for more democratic online forums
27 mars 2020
It’s been over 20 years since the internet was popularised, but did it really become the democratic arena many hoped for? Doubtful, according to Malin Holm, a researcher at Uppsala University. Power online is basically a reproduction of society at...
"Swedish schools face many challenges"
23 mars 2020
Since the latest PISA review, there has been a certain lull around Swedish schools. But their educational task is broader than the purely knowledge-related one. And in a world where democracy is under threat, pupils lack a desire to learn and ment...
Research-based approach for security in schools
17 mars 2020
Providing all students with the preconditions to learn; that is the one of the basic concepts behind the Inclusive Behavioural Support in Schools (IBIS) programme, a research-based method for creating calm and security in schools. The method is be...
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