Aristocratic family trees became scientific model
01 oktober 2019
Before the French Revolution, family trees were reserved for the feudal upper classes, who used them to consolidate their social status. While feudalism broke down and family trees lost their old roles, the trees gained new functions as scientific...
Major investment in research on impact of artificial intelligence on people and society
23 september 2019
A major national research programme aims to study the impact of artificial intelligence on society at large and on individual behaviour. The Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation has granted SEK 96 million to be shared by 16 research projects ...
Johan Ihre’s dissertations now in digital form.
06 september 2019
Johan Ihre (1707-1780) was professor of Rethoric and Politics at Uppsala University for 42 years. During this time he managed no less than 453 dissertations, the theses of the time. These dissertations are currently a widely used source material i...
Powerful links between music and emotions
04 september 2019
Hello there, Patrik Juslin, Professor of Psychology. You’ve written a book on the psychology of music, summarising 20 years’ research. What kinds of emotions does music arouse?
Uppsala pedagogue joins Research Advisory Committee
09 augusti 2019
The Swedish Government has appointed a new Research Advisory Committee to consult on a number of issues, including drafting a new research policy bill. Elisabet Nihlfors, professor of pedagogy at Uppsala University is one of twelve members of the ...
Maria Grahn-Farley wins 2019 prize for course literature
17 juni 2019
Maria Grahn-Farley, Associate Professor in Public Law at the Department of Law, has won the annual course literature prize from the publisher Studentlitteratur in 2019 with her book Barnkonventionen – en kommentar (‘The UN Convention on the Rights...
Lena Rydholm elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters
12 juni 2019
Lena Rydholm, professor of Chinese at Uppsala University’s Department of Linguistics and Philology, has been elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters as a working member in the philosophical and philological class. Her research has largely ...
The fuck expletive is spreading across the world
10 juni 2019
Fuck is probably the most widespread profanity in the world. In the Nordic languages, fuck has become a well-established part of the vocabulary, while in languages such as Russian and Hindi, it is used but not established to the same extent. And i...
Sustainable urbanisation requires collaboration
10 juni 2019
On Sunday, 30 June, six seminars on sustainability and urbanisation focusing on India and Sweden will take place in Almedalen. To find out more, we talked to Swaminathan Ramanathan, visiting research fellow, and Owe Ronström, professor of ethnolog...
Lowest level of fatalities in organised violence in seven years
05 juni 2019
New data from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP), Uppsala University shows that in 2018 the number of fatalities in organised violence reached the lowest level in seven years. However, the large share of internationalised conflicts, to which...
Burns Award 2019 to Peter Wallensteen
05 juni 2019
Peter Wallensteen, senior professor in the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University, has been awarded the James A. Burns, C.S.C. Award at the University of Notre Dame.
Anxiety is visible on images of the brain
24 maj 2019
Knowledge about what happens in the brain during anxiety is increasing. Which signal substances are involved? And why are young people more likely to feel anxious than children and adults? Andreas Frick, a researcher at the Department of Neuroscie...
Joscha Legewie awarded the 2019 Hans L. Zetterberg Prize
22 maj 2019
Joscha Legewie is awarded the Hans L. Zetterberg prize for his innovative studies within classic and central fields in sociology, including, race, education, and criminology.
Taking waste from problem to valuable biogas
22 maj 2019
Waste is not just a problem that needs dealing with and a symbol for unsustainable consumption. A market has grown around managing waste, which has resulted in a value for waste in today’s sustainable economy. An ongoing research project at Uppsal...
New knowledge about autism and infants
22 maj 2019
In typical development, both infants and their parents flexibly use verbal and non-verbal behaviours to establish frequent episodes of joint attention, such as when a child follows her parent’s gaze to look at an airplane in the sky. A new study s...
Climate change an important theme at national housing conference
21 maj 2019
What consequences will climate change have on housing construction and urban planning? This was one of the themes of the seventeenth annual national housing conference Bostadsmötet, which was held 15–16 May at the University Main Building. The con...
Participate in our safety survey!
13 maj 2019
The security and safety department at Uppsala University conducts a safety survey aimed at students and employees at the university. The survey will be available until the 30 June 2019.
Races for women play an important role
06 maj 2019
Participating in a race for women plays an important role for women and increases self-confidence among participants. Women aim to perform as well as they can, and they place most emphasis on their physical performance, despite the organisers’ oft...
Initiative on working life issues and immigration
06 maj 2019
Uppsala University is taking the initiative on immigration and working life issues in the new Uppsala Immigration Lab research environment.
New report reveals who the climate strikers are
02 maj 2019
With her school strike outside the Riksdag, Greta Thunberg initiated what would become a global climate campaign on the part of school children. Who are the strikers? Researchers in 10 European countries have investigated. A new report shows that ...
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