Conferment Ceremony cancelled
10 november 2020
Due to current circumstances, the University Management and the faculties have jointly decided to cancel the Conferment Ceremony on Friday 13 November.
This year’s recipient of the Zetterberg Prize announced
06 november 2020
Lisa Lindén, Department of Sociology and Work Science at the University of Gothenburg, has been awarded the 2020 Zetterberg Prize in Sociology, for her research on the socio-political dimensions of vaccinations.
Urban densification can have both positive and negative health effects
15 oktober 2020
Urban green spaces and urban densification are both associated with a lower rate of mortality from cardiovascular disease. These apparently confounding results were published in a new article in the Journal of Epidemiology.
Black Lives Matter brings sharper focus to the situation in Sweden
12 oktober 2020
The Black Lives Matter demonstrations in Sweden are partly a question of showing solidarity and supporting the struggle of African Americans in the United States. But it is also about using the global movement to highlight what is happening here, ...
At the Language Workshop, students hone their texts
09 oktober 2020
The experienced student looking to fine-tune their texts, those who have been out of education for a good while and doctoral students writing their dissertations; regardless of their basic situation, many people find it difficult to write academic...
Alumnus of the Year organises humanitarian aid in megadisasters
07 oktober 2020
Worldwide, within 48 hours, he should be able to arrive on site to organise relief wherever there is a humanitarian catastrophe. Jamie LeSueur, global Head of Emergency Operations at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Socie...
Fallen in battle, these Swedish Vikings are part of a larger genetic puzzle
17 september 2020
In a recently published article in the journal Nature, 90 researchers from various countries have collaborated to develop new knowledge about the Viking-era population. Marie Allen, professor of forensic genetics at Uppsala University, has contrib...
Increased mental ill-health during pandemic
07 september 2020
Mental ill-health in this country has become more prevalent and severe during the COVID-19 pandemic. This trend, despite infection control measures being less restrictive in Sweden than in most other countries, is revealed by a study by Uppsala Un...
Shirin Ahlbäck Öberg appointed to the Coronavirus Commission
07 september 2020
Hi, Shirin Ahlbäck Öberg, associate professor and senior lecturer at the Department of Political Science, will participate in the Government’s commission evaluating the measures taken to limit the spread of COVID-19. What are your thoughts on the ...
Swedish workers among Europe’s best-paid in late 1800s
03 september 2020
In 19th-century Sweden, workers’ wages rose faster than in other European countries. By 1900, they were among the highest in Europe, and the steepest rise of all had been for those who earned least. This is shown by new research at Uppsala Univers...
New series of podcasts from SCAS
24 augusti 2020
The Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS) has launched a new series of podcasts: SCAS Talks. The first three episodes of SCAS Talks discuss the ongoing coronavirus pandemic from a variety of perspectives. Two future episodes planned for the ...
Uppsala professor in reference group for the Coronavirus and the economy
18 augusti 2020
The government has appointed a reference group of economics researchers to examine the economic consequences of the Coronavirus. The group will provide advice to the finance minister and hold regular meetings during 2020.
The VR game that takes you to medieval Visby
14 augusti 2020
Using a VR helmet, you can try your hand at archery in 14th century Visby. This new VR game has been developed by the game company Disir, which was founded by a game developer and three archaeologists, of which two research at Uppsala University.
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 ...
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