Nordic conspiracy theories through the ages
01 mars 2021
Conspiracy theories are becoming more common in the world, and the Nordic countries are no exception. Are some conspiracy theories unique to the Nordic countries? What typical narratives are disseminated? And when did this really start? A new book...
Enlight European University Kick-off Week
26 februari 2021
In July 2020, Uppsala University’s application was accepted to become one of nine European universities in the three-year European pilot project called Enlight, which is part of the prestigious European Universities programme. Enlight has now anno...
The plague year of 1710 was also a difficult year
24 februari 2021
As historians, it is our job to take a step back and give perspective to our current situation. For anyone looking back, it isn’t hard to find other difficult years. In Sweden’s past, 1710 was undoubtedly one such year, writes Jonas Lindström, res...
Important to understand the flow of refugees from conflicts
24 februari 2021
Hello there, Margareta Sollenberg, a researcher at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research. You were recently awarded a grant from the Swedish Research Council for the three-year project “Drivers of Displacement: Accounting for the Variation...
Lessons from the Ebola disaster can be applied to COVID-19
22 februari 2021
How can we build trust in the community in the midst of a crisis, such as the Ebola disaster in the Democratic Republic of Congo? And can it be related to the work of fighting COVID-19? That is the theme of Jamie LeSueur’s lecture on 11 March, in ...
Limited transmission of COVID-19 from open schools but teachers were affected
12 februari 2021
Most countries introduced school closures during the spring of 2020 despite uncertainty regarding the effectiveness in containing SARS-CoV-2. In Sweden, upper secondary schools moved online while lower secondary schools remained open. A comparison...
“Courses in the humanities provided a great deal of insight”
09 februari 2021
Hello there, Gabriella Hammarin, a graduate of the Master’s Programme in Sociotechnical Systems Engineering in 2012 and currently working on game development for interactive entertainment company King in Stockholm:
All known runestones now documented digitally
02 februari 2021
Have you ever wondered whether there is an interesting runestone nearby? Or would it be useful for you as a researcher to have access to specific runic inscriptions? Whatever the reason, the new digital search tool “Runor” provides access to all k...
Runic research in Uppsala receives support from USA
01 februari 2021
Over the course of many years, Swedish-American Myrna G. Smith has supported runic research at Uppsala University. Now she has pledged a legacy of USD 1.5 million to ensure and advance future runic research at the University. With additional fundi...
Uppsala University joins Wellcome Leap Global Network
29 januari 2021
Uppsala University has joined the Leap Health Breakthrough Network, a global group of 21 leading academic and research institutions, representing a network of over 150,000 researchers across six continents, committed to solving the world’s most se...
The professor wanting to contribute to peace on Earth
25 januari 2021
Isak Svensson is, as he describes it, a product of the Department of Peace and Conflict Research. Since his undergraduate studies, he has stayed true to his path, and now he is a professor in the subject. His research helps us understand why media...
Sustainable development the focus of new graduate school at Campus Gotland
21 januari 2021
On 18 January, Uppsala University’s new multidisciplinary graduate school opened at Campus Gotland. Its focus is on sustainable development. This involves research on key societal challenges within changing energy systems, sustainable consumption,...
Insecure housing situation drives Roma migration
21 januari 2021
Building or improving one’s own home is a strong motive for Roma who migrate from one European country to another. Their everyday life is marked by extremely precarious housing conditions, racism and forced nomadism. These findings have emerged in...
Natural hazard events and national risk reduction measures unconnected
20 januari 2021
Countries where massive natural hazard events occur frequently are not more likely than others to make changes to reduce risks from future disasters. This is shown in an interdisciplinary Uppsala University study now published in Nature Communicat...
Parents’ finances differently affected by having a child diagnosed with cancer
04 januari 2021
Mothers and fathers of children diagnosed with cancer are affected financially in different ways. While mothers’ incomes fall in the short term and then rise, the adverse financial repercussions on fathers occur later. Researchers at Uppsala Unive...
Mamduh Halawa, Uppsala Student of the Year 2020
28 december 2020
A sense of meaning: that is what the Uppsala Student of the Year 2020 hopes to help as many people as possible discover. While studying on Uppsala University’s psychology programme, Mamduh Halawa has also found time to write a book about the impac...
Archives crucial for Freemasons’ identity
22 december 2020
The Order of Freemasons’ meticulous archives are fundamental to their identity. The unique structure of the masonic archives reinforces the secrecy and mystique of the self-image that has been fashioned by the Order — and characterises it in the e...
Grants for research on the impact of AI on people and society
15 december 2020
In a major 10-year national research programme, two Wallenberg Foundations are supporting research on the impact of the ongoing technology shift, involving digitalisation and artificial intelligence, on our society and our behaviour. Two of the gr...
Linnaeus and Rudbeck medallists chosen
10 december 2020
This year the Rudbeck Medal is awarded to Professors Olle Eriksson, Inger Sundström Poromaa and Maria Ågren, while the Linnaeus Medal is awarded to Professor Kerstin Lindblad Toh and Chairman Dai-Won Yoon at Hallym University in South Korea.
Five ERC Consolidator Grants to Uppsala researchers
09 december 2020
The European Research Council (ERC) has published the results of its 2020 call for proposals for Consolidator Grants. Fourteen researchers at Swedish higher education institutions have been awarded grants. Five of these go to researchers linked to...
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