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’.
Researcher in the Faculty of Law is granted a large sum by the Swedish Research Council
02 december 2019
Researcher in the Faculty of Law at Uppsala University, Moa Lidén, is granted a large sum by the Swedish Research Council for her research over the period 2020 to 2023.
Martin Henriksson Holmdahl Prize goes to Afaf Doleeb and Patricia Lorenzoni
21 november 2019
The Martin Henriksson Holmdahl Prize is Uppsala University’s foremost award for contributions to the promotion of human rights and liberty. This year’s prize is shared by graduate student Afaf Doleeb and researcher Patricia Lorenzoni for their com...
Large-scale cadastral maps on parchment digitised
08 november 2019
Uppsala University Archives holds a large collection of hand-drawn seventeenth century maps on parchment. These maps are of significant historical value and a valuable source of information on the University’s agricultural properties at the time.
Welcome to 2019 inaugural lectures and the inauguration of professors ceremony
01 november 2019
On 15 November more than 20 new professors will be inaugurated at Uppsala University at a formal ceremony in the Grand Auditorium. Each will describe their research in short lectures in the University Main Building on 12–15 November. Everyone is w...
New Honorary Doctors Appointed at Uppsala University
21 oktober 2019
The nine faculties at Uppsala University have decided on who they wish to appoint as honorary doctors this academic year. The new honorary doctors include researchers in fields as diverse as string theory, maternal healthcare, evolutionary biology...
Social Privilege Translates into Online Power
21 oktober 2019
The comment sections of online newspapers, blogs and Twitter feeds are often described as a democratic forum; however, a recently published doctoral dissertation demonstrates how groups who already enjoy a strong voice in society also benefit from...
Excavation documentation from Labraunda digitised
21 oktober 2019
Uppsala University Library's part of the project Mötesplats Medelhavet ("Labraunda") - a research platform for digitised archaeological collections and archives at the Swedish institutes in Athens, Rome and Istanbul, is now being started. The aim ...
A focus on social genomics for new research infrastructure
11 oktober 2019
Science has already shown that human behaviour is shaped by complex interactions between heredity and the social environment. Now researchers at Uppsala University are building a knowledge bank that will take social genomics to the next level.
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 ...
Uppsala philosopher elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
19 september 2019
Folke Tersman, professor of practical philosophy at Uppsala University, has been elected as a member of the class for humanities and for outstanding services to science at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
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