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...
The Torgny Segerstedt Medal to Peter Wallensteen
06 december 2018
This year the Torgny Segerstedt Medal goes to Peter Wallensteen, a post-retirement professor at Uppsala University. He receives it for his extensive contributions to peace and conflict research.
Johan Edman, new collaboration manager at UU Innovation
27 november 2018
With his long-standing experience with research funding and work to increase the social impact of research, Edman is now reinforcing UU Innovation’s team of collaboration managers.
Online game to inoculate against propaganda, fake news
26 november 2018
Researchers at Uppsala University will investigate new methods to increase the ability of young people to critique digital sources.
Ola Larsmo awarded Martin Henriksson Holmdahl Prize
16 november 2018
The Martin Henriksson Holmdahl Prize is Uppsala University’s foremost award for efforts to promote human rights and liberty. This year’s prize is awarded to author and honorary doctor Ola Larsmo.
New podcast on antibiotic resistance
12 november 2018
The Uppsala Antibiotic Center launches their newest outreach project, "The AMR Studio", with the occasion of the World Antibiotic Awareness Week.
New database for medieval literature launched
01 november 2018
Norse World is a new database which will make it easier for researchers to study perceptions of the surrounding world in medieval Scandinavian literature. The new tool is a digital resource aimed at researchers in fields such as language history a...
Viking exhibition touring the US – now in Seattle
24 oktober 2018
A two-year Viking exhibition with 1,300-year-old artefacts from the time leading up to the Viking Age is currently touring the United States. The artefacts are normally displayed at Gustavianum, Uppsala University Museum, but are now being shown t...
Industrial robots increase wages for employees
22 oktober 2018
In addition to increasing productivity, the introduction of industrial robots has increased wages for the employees. At the same time, industrial robots have also changed the labour market by increasing the number of job opportunities for highly s...
20th century modernisation makes its mark on gender ideals
09 oktober 2018
Men's and women's ideal pictures of one another do not match. That’s the way it has been for a long time. A new thesis from Uppsala University studies thousands of personal advertisements from the period 1890–1980. In addition to demonstrating wha...
New light cast on Scandinavia’s most important Bronze Age site
09 oktober 2018
Håga, Scandinavia's most significant Bronze Age site, is relatively unknown. But in a new book, archaeologists at Uppsala University have brought together what is known and placed Håga in a larger context.
Populism boosted by economism
12 september 2018
The rise of a populist party like the Sweden Democrats in Sweden is usually said to be linked to the past few years’ refugee flows. But the explanation lies deeper than that: in how the welfare systems function in today’s Sweden, says Sten Widmalm...
“In an uncertain political situation, the PM should resign”
12 september 2018
Not all the votes in the Swedish election have been counted, and the political situation is unclear. We talked to Li Bennich-Björkman, Professor of Political Science at Uppsala University, to hear what is going on.
New study shows virus traces in historical skeletal material
06 september 2018
A new international study shows the importance of studying historical skeletal material to increase knowledge about how viruses develop.
Food in elderly care better with dieticians
21 augusti 2018
While both the Swedish National Food Agency and the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare in recent years have come up with new guidelines for food for the elderly, not all municipalities conform to them by any means. There are different co...
Working memory might be more flexible than previously thought
16 augusti 2018
Breaking with the long-held idea that working memory has fixed limits, a new study by researchers at Uppsala University and New York University suggests that these limits adapt themselves to the task that one is performing. The results are present...
Fatalities in organised violence still decreasing
18 juni 2018
New data from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP), Uppsala University shows that the number of fatalities in organised violence decreased for the third consecutive year. In 2017, almost 90,000 deaths were recorded by UCDP, a decrease of 32% c...
Large-scale whaling in north Scandinavia may date back to 6th century
13 juni 2018
The intensive whaling that has pushed many species to the brink of extinction today may be several centuries older than previously assumed. This view is held by archaeologists from Uppsala and York whose findings are presented in the European Jour...
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