Lowest level of fatalities in organised violence in seven years
05 juni 2019
New data from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP), Uppsala University shows that in 2018 the number of fatalities in organised violence reached the lowest level in seven years. However, the large share of internationalised conflicts, to which...
Burns Award 2019 to Peter Wallensteen
05 juni 2019
Peter Wallensteen, senior professor in the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University, has been awarded the James A. Burns, C.S.C. Award at the University of Notre Dame.
Anxiety is visible on images of the brain
24 maj 2019
Knowledge about what happens in the brain during anxiety is increasing. Which signal substances are involved? And why are young people more likely to feel anxious than children and adults? Andreas Frick, a researcher at the Department of Neuroscie...
Joscha Legewie awarded the 2019 Hans L. Zetterberg Prize
22 maj 2019
Joscha Legewie is awarded the Hans L. Zetterberg prize for his innovative studies within classic and central fields in sociology, including, race, education, and criminology.
Taking waste from problem to valuable biogas
22 maj 2019
Waste is not just a problem that needs dealing with and a symbol for unsustainable consumption. A market has grown around managing waste, which has resulted in a value for waste in today’s sustainable economy. An ongoing research project at Uppsal...
New knowledge about autism and infants
22 maj 2019
In typical development, both infants and their parents flexibly use verbal and non-verbal behaviours to establish frequent episodes of joint attention, such as when a child follows her parent’s gaze to look at an airplane in the sky. A new study s...
Climate change an important theme at national housing conference
21 maj 2019
What consequences will climate change have on housing construction and urban planning? This was one of the themes of the seventeenth annual national housing conference Bostadsmötet, which was held 15–16 May at the University Main Building. The con...
Participate in our safety survey!
13 maj 2019
The security and safety department at Uppsala University conducts a safety survey aimed at students and employees at the university. The survey will be available until the 30 June 2019.
Races for women play an important role
06 maj 2019
Participating in a race for women plays an important role for women and increases self-confidence among participants. Women aim to perform as well as they can, and they place most emphasis on their physical performance, despite the organisers’ oft...
Initiative on working life issues and immigration
06 maj 2019
Uppsala University is taking the initiative on immigration and working life issues in the new Uppsala Immigration Lab research environment.
New report reveals who the climate strikers are
02 maj 2019
With her school strike outside the Riksdag, Greta Thunberg initiated what would become a global climate campaign on the part of school children. Who are the strikers? Researchers in 10 European countries have investigated. A new report shows that ...
Award for research and teaching on the Holocaust
11 april 2019
Tomislav Dulić, Senior Lecturer in History and Director of the Hugo Valentin Centre, has been awarded the Austrian Holocaust Memorial Award 2019.
Writing Retreat for PhD students with research interest in sustainability
11 april 2019
This week, Uppsala University is hosting a writing retreat for PhD students from seven universities in Sweden and abroad at Campus Gotland. The aim is to provide an opportunity for participants to build new networks, exchange knowledge and get sup...
Yaffa Epstein publishes on the rights of nature in Science magazine
09 april 2019
Yaffa Epstein, doctor in environmental law at the Faculty of Law in Uppsala, together with Guillaume Chapron (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences), and José Vicente López-Bao (University of Oviedo), writes in Science that the recognition o...
2019 Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science to Margaret Levi
28 mars 2019
Professor Margaret Levi at Stanford University and University of Washington has been named the 25th recipient of the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science. She is awarded the prize for “having laid the foundations of our understanding of why cit...
“The goal is to be able to automatically read enciphered, historical manuscripts”
26 mars 2019
Meet Beáta Megyesi. As Senior Lecturer in Computational Linguistics, she is head of research for an interdisciplinary project to develop research in historical cryptology that has modern applications. Find out what the project is about.
Diplomacy an approach to solving water problems
20 mars 2019
World Water Day, or International Water Day, is a thematic day created by the UN that is observed on 22 March every year. This year’s focus will be on why so many people still lack access to clean water. Ashok Swain, professor at the Department of...
Diplomatic wives’ political clout often overlooked
07 mars 2019
Many 20th-century accounts of international relations and diplomacy often leave out the role of women. Diplomats’ wives were not officially employed, but diplomacy was frequently based on couples working together.
Peace is best established with respect for local traditions and women’s needs
30 januari 2019
Lasting peace is best created with consideration for local conflict resolution traditions and with great sensitivity for the grassroots perspective, and above all, for the needs of female victims.
Major European research project focuses on 2015 refugee crisis
15 januari 2019
What can we learn from the European Union’s management of the refugee crisis that started in 2015? Was the crisis a matter of refugees or rather a question of the EU’s internal borders, political polarisation and lack of crisis management? A major...
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