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 ...
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 ...
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