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...
National Tests in Swedish now to be digitised
06 mars 2020
“Digitising the National Tests is our biggest challenge to date. It’s going to take a huge effort to ensure that everything’s working properly when the time comes for 100,000 pupils to log in from their units,” says Anne Palmér, scientific leader ...
“To understand the United States, we need to look at what is between New York and California”
05 mars 2020
Hello, there ... Dag Blanck, professor of North American Studies and frequently consulted expert commentator in Swedish media, who on Tuesday, 18 February, presented the open lecture titled “Our need for the United States”. In what ways do we actu...
Environmental Law requires collaboration between scientists and lawyers
25 februari 2020
Hi, Yaffa Epstein, researcher at Department of Law. You are researching how scientific terms are used in environmental law, together with ecologists from SLU. What will you do in the project?
New study reveals unknown side of Astrid Lindgren’s creative process
21 februari 2020
Why did Jonathan Lionheart’s pitch-black hair suddenly turn golden? And how did Master Detective Kalle Blomqvist get his proper name? In the “Astrid Lindgren Code”, literature researcher Malin Nauwerck lifts the lid on some of the literary world’s...
Beyond the current day hype of AI
10 februari 2020
Anna-Sara Lind, Uppsala University, is the project leader for the project Artificial Intelligence, Democracy and Human Dignity. Together with her research group, she wants to anchor humanities and social sciences within the framework of AI research.
Uppsala researcher an expert in the investigation of a prohibition of racist organisations
10 februari 2020
Anna-Sara Lind has been appointed to serve as an expert on the committee investigating the issue of potentially prohibiting racist organisations. We had a brief talk with her.
Viet Thanh Nguyen’s tools for combatting xenophobia
30 januari 2020
In his acclaimed debut novel, The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen offers new angles on the Vietnam war and its aftermath. Currently visiting Uppsala for a few days as a new honorary doctor, he wants to inspire more people to reflect on how we choos...
Study of patient meetings will contribute to sustainable antibiotic-prescribing practices
27 januari 2020
By studying social and linguistic patterns in doctor-patient meetings, Anna Lindström, professor of language and social interaction, wants to lay the foundation for more sustainable antibiotic prescription practices in medical care.
History professor given prestigious assignment
22 januari 2020
Maria Ågren, professor of history, has been awarded a distinguished professor grant of SEK 50 million over 10 years by the Swedish Research Council. The council awarded grants totalling some SEK 380 million to eight applicants.
International collaboration elevates Peace and Conflict Studies
22 januari 2020
The appointment to the Rotary Peace Center has raised Uppsala University’s already attractive master’s programme in Peace and Conflict Studies to the very highest level. In January master’s student Afaf Doleeb received the Martin Henriksson Holmda...
New study: growing number of adults on climate strikes in solidarity with young people
20 januari 2020
In one week in September 2019, millions of people united in a global climate demonstration. But who were they, and what inspired them to take part? Researchers in an international network have been studying the activists and their motives. The Swe...
Winner of the 2019 Geijer Prize Named
14 januari 2020
The Geijer Prize for history 2019 has been awarded to Mia Kuritzen Löwengart for her doctoral thesis A Matter of Social Urgency: The emergence of a symphony orchestra and concert house in Stockholm, ca. 1890-1926 and Hedvig Widmalm for her doctora...
Anna Jonsson Cornell: Legal education entails a social responsibility
13 januari 2020
At a time when illiberal forces are challenging the rule of law and more and more people have no one to safeguard their individual freedoms and rights, the role of law as a standard-bearer of democratic values is more relevant than ever. At the Hu...
Legendary runestone bears witness to climate anxiety 1,200 years ago
08 januari 2020
After more than 1,000 years, one of the greatest mysteries of the early Viking Age, the Rök runestone which bears the world’s longest runic inscription, appears to have been solved. According to four Swedish researchers, the puzzling inscription h...
Digitisation of sheet music from the Eighteenth century
19 december 2019
The Department of Musicology at Uppsala University has been granted funding from the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences for digitizing manuscript music from Sweden’s Age of Liberty (1718-1772) and to create a research database c...
International research project contributes to better reception of migrants
16 december 2019
EU member states need to create a structure for internal solidarity and a better reception of migrants that begins outside Europe’s borders, says Önver Cetrez, associate professor at Uppsala University, who heads the RESPOND multinational research...
Welcome to the Nobel Lectures in Uppsala
02 december 2019
Uppsala University has a long-standing tradition of inviting new Nobel laureates to visit Uppsala in conjunction with the Nobel Prize ceremonies. On 13 December a number of the 2019 laureates will give lectures in Uppsala on the research that led ...
New book on European family law
02 december 2019
Research in international demand in the field of family law has recently been collated in the book ‘Principles of European Family Law Regarding Property, Maintenance and Succession Rights of Couples in de facto Unions’.
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