"Xi Jinping's political power is now being tested"
05 oktober 2017
The Gui Minhai case, a foreign citizen who was taken from outside of China’s borders, shows that the regime has moved the limits of what it is permitted to do. In light of China’s increased international influence, it is more important than ever t...
Exhibition: Viking Age patterns may be Kufic script
03 oktober 2017
What was previously thought to be typical Viking Age, silver patterns on woven silk bands, could in fact be geometric Kufic characters. As part of an exhibition at the Enköping Museum, ongoing research is presented where a textile archaeological a...
“Liberty, equality, fraternity!”
28 september 2017
By brain and heart alike, Amartya Sen, who has been awarded the 2017 Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science, is creating a better world, writes Li Bennich-Björkman, Skytte Professor of Eloquence and Political Science.
Uppsala alumnus Therese Lundstedt: Breaking new ground in conservative industry
11 september 2017
The art of communicating simply and precisely to get a message across is one of the things alumnus Therese Lundstedt learned from her studies in Uppsala. Today, she is the CEO of the online broker Aktieinvest and is passionate about more people be...
First genetic proof that women were Viking warriors
08 september 2017
New DNA evidence uncovered by researchers at Uppsala University and Stockholm University shows that there were in fact female Viking warriors. The remains of an iconic Swedish Viking Age grave now reveal that war was not an activity exclusive to m...
First UNESCO Chair at Uppsala University
05 juli 2017
Ashok Swain at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research has been appointed a UNESCO Chair on International Water Cooperation.
Job applicants over 40 filtered out by employers
22 juni 2017
Job applicants are filtered out as early as age 40. This was shown by economist Stefan Eriksson at Uppsala University, one of the authors of a new report from the Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy (IFAU).
Young people have poor knowledge of food hygiene
15 juni 2017
Annual cases of food poisoning are estimated at over 500,000, at a societal cost of over SEK 1 billion. Handling food properly is an issue of knowledge and in a new study from Uppsala University, Marie Lange, doctoral student in food science, demo...
Gustavian style – a Swedish style?
05 juni 2017
Why has the neoclassical Gustavian style become so prominent in the Swedish self-image? A new dissertation from Uppsala University shows how researchers in art history, along with museums, commercial enterprises and the monarchy, have contributed ...
Uncertainties among writers aiming to publish
05 juni 2017
One in five people dreams of publishing a novel. At the same time, there are no hard and fast criteria for determining whether a manuscript has the proper traits for publication by an established publisher. This creates a fundamental insecurity am...
Sociologist made a fellow of Gerontological Society of America
29 maj 2017
Sandra Torres, Professor of Social Gerontology at the Department of Sociology at Uppsala University, has been made a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America.
Children at Swedish “gender-neutral” preschools are less likely to gender-stereotype
29 maj 2017
A new study from Uppsala University in Sweden has indicated that the norm-conscious practices used by teachers at preschools termed “gender-neutral” are associated with reductions in children’s tendencies to make gender-stereotypical assumption. T...
Mass youth experiment about source criticism
17 maj 2017
Young people across Sweden are being invited to take part in a major research project on source criticism in digital media. Signing-on starts in May and the mass experiment will be conducted in September 2017.
New decrease in number of conflict fatalities
10 maj 2017
According to new data from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP), the number of fatalities in organised violence decreased for the second consecutive year in 2016. However, the large share of conflicts with external involvement is a source of c...
Environmental collapse or sustainable future?
21 april 2017
Young people have a bleak view of the future. They believe we are more likely heading towards environmental collapse than towards a sustainable world. A new dissertation from Uppsala University shows that although young people in upper secondary s...
Amartya Sen awarded the 2017 Johan Skytte Prize
20 april 2017
The Johan Skytte Prize annually recognises the most valuable contribution to the field of political science. This year’s prize is awarded to Amartya Sen, Thomas W. Lamont Professor at Harvard University.
"Studying Violence: When Research and the Real World Collide"
19 april 2017
My and others’ research suggests that the overall numbers of attacks have increased over time for both aid workers and peacekeepers, writes Larissa Fast, Fulbright-Schuman Research Scholar.
Mandelgren Prize to Michael Neiß
13 april 2017
Svenska fornminnesföreningen (the Antiquarian Society of Sweden) has decided to award PhD student and archaeologist Michael Neiß the 2017 Mandelgren Prize for his research on Scandinavian animal art.
"Lifting our gaze"
07 april 2017
It is a privilege to come to work every day and find myself surrounded by so many people with similar and complementary interests. For it is precisely in the discourse among us that new ideas are born, writes Hans Ellegren, Professor of Evolutiona...
2017 Gustaf Adolf Medals awarded
13 mars 2017
Five Elder Gustaf Adolf Medals in gold and two in silver have been awarded to employees at Uppsala University.
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