Large variation in personality traits among patients with social anxiety disorder
03 maj 2020
Individuals with social anxiety disorder have markedly different personality traits than others. Emotional instability and introversion are hallmarks, according to a new study from Uppsala University.
She studies AI as existential media
30 april 2020
How are we influenced when smart digital assistants, like Siri and Alexa, become part of our homes? And what happens when we begin to track deviating individuals through biometrics? “More research is needed on what it means to be human in a digita...
Artificial intelligence reveals hate and extremism online
14 april 2020
Antidemocratic forces have increasingly moved online to organise hate crimes. Until now, many of these perpetrators of violence have avoided detection, but researchers at Uppsala University will soon be launching a tool to identify threats before ...
Peter J. Katzenstein awarded 2020 Skytte Prize
09 april 2020
Peter J. Katzenstein, Cornell University, USA, has been named the 26th recipient of the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science. He is awarded the prize for “furthering the understanding of how history, culture, and norms shape economies, as well ...
New hub for schools and educational sciences research
31 mars 2020
The University and Municipality of Uppsala are now getting together in a joint arena for educational research with a strong practical emphasis. The project, part of the Government’s ULF initiative, is intended at bridge the gap between the classro...
Researcher calls for more democratic online forums
27 mars 2020
It’s been over 20 years since the internet was popularised, but did it really become the democratic arena many hoped for? Doubtful, according to Malin Holm, a researcher at Uppsala University. Power online is basically a reproduction of society at...
"Swedish schools face many challenges"
23 mars 2020
Since the latest PISA review, there has been a certain lull around Swedish schools. But their educational task is broader than the purely knowledge-related one. And in a world where democracy is under threat, pupils lack a desire to learn and ment...
Research-based approach for security in schools
17 mars 2020
Providing all students with the preconditions to learn; that is the one of the basic concepts behind the Inclusive Behavioural Support in Schools (IBIS) programme, a research-based method for creating calm and security in schools. The method is be...
National Tests in Swedish now to be digitised
06 mars 2020
“Digitising the National Tests is our biggest challenge to date. It’s going to take a huge effort to ensure that everything’s working properly when the time comes for 100,000 pupils to log in from their units,” says Anne Palmér, scientific leader ...
“To understand the United States, we need to look at what is between New York and California”
05 mars 2020
Hello, there ... Dag Blanck, professor of North American Studies and frequently consulted expert commentator in Swedish media, who on Tuesday, 18 February, presented the open lecture titled “Our need for the United States”. In what ways do we actu...
Environmental Law requires collaboration between scientists and lawyers
25 februari 2020
Hi, Yaffa Epstein, researcher at Department of Law. You are researching how scientific terms are used in environmental law, together with ecologists from SLU. What will you do in the project?
New study reveals unknown side of Astrid Lindgren’s creative process
21 februari 2020
Why did Jonathan Lionheart’s pitch-black hair suddenly turn golden? And how did Master Detective Kalle Blomqvist get his proper name? In the “Astrid Lindgren Code”, literature researcher Malin Nauwerck lifts the lid on some of the literary world’s...
Beyond the current day hype of AI
10 februari 2020
Anna-Sara Lind, Uppsala University, is the project leader for the project Artificial Intelligence, Democracy and Human Dignity. Together with her research group, she wants to anchor humanities and social sciences within the framework of AI research.
Uppsala researcher an expert in the investigation of a prohibition of racist organisations
10 februari 2020
Anna-Sara Lind has been appointed to serve as an expert on the committee investigating the issue of potentially prohibiting racist organisations. We had a brief talk with her.
Viet Thanh Nguyen’s tools for combating xenophobia
30 januari 2020
In his acclaimed debut novel, The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen offers new angles on the Vietnam war and its aftermath. Currently visiting Uppsala for a few days as a new honorary doctor, he wants to inspire more people to reflect on how we choos...
Study of patient meetings will contribute to sustainable antibiotic-prescribing practices
27 januari 2020
By studying social and linguistic patterns in doctor-patient meetings, Anna Lindström, professor of language and social interaction, wants to lay the foundation for more sustainable antibiotic prescription practices in medical care.
History professor given prestigious assignment
22 januari 2020
Maria Ågren, professor of history, has been awarded a distinguished professor grant of SEK 50 million over 10 years by the Swedish Research Council. The council awarded grants totalling some SEK 380 million to eight applicants.
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...
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