Keen to see more applied environmental policy research
01 februari 2023
“I would like to see a great deal more applied environmental research in social sciences,” says Sverker C. Jagers, the newly appointed Zennström Professor of Climate Change Leadership at Uppsala University. Professor Jagers studies how it can be m...
“There wasn't one Soviet Union – there were a lot of Soviet Unions”
27 januari 2023
Hello there, Li Bennich-Björkman, professor at the Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies and Skyttean Professor of Eloquence and Political Science at the Department of Political Science, who wrote the book "Behind and beyond the Iron Curtain....
Listen to our new honorary doctors
19 januari 2023
In the week leading up to the Conferment Ceremony, Uppsala University is arranging open lectures and panel discussions with this year’s new honorary doctors. A wide range of subjects will be covered, with the honorary doctors discussing areas such...
Long road into work for highly educated refugees
17 januari 2023
Highly educated refugees who come to Sweden have to wait a long time before they are able enter the labour market, as shown by research at Uppsala University examining the situation among professions such as pharmacists and veterinary assistants.
The man who has confidence in AI – but also reservations
12 december 2022
What happens if you are discriminated against by artificial intelligence (AI)? In the future, algorithms will take more and more decisions – for better and for worse. Magnus Strand's research examines how risks linked to this new technology can be...
The network diving deep into anxiety
07 december 2022
Anxiety is so much more than a rapid heartbeat, sweat and panic. For two years now, a network at Uppsala University has been meeting to discuss the phenomenon from an interdisciplinary perspective. According to those behind the initiative, this ha...
Political exclusion risks undermining democracy
05 december 2022
COLUMN. There are clear signs that the current political system is unable to offer all people equal opportunities to participate in political life by voting or standing as a candidate for important political positions. This is the assessment of Ka...
The Nobel laureates visit Uppsala
02 december 2022
Philosophical discussions, lectures on groundbreaking discoveries and the chance to see the celebrities of science in real life. Uppsala University is now inviting you to three days of Nobel lectures. “I hope it will be full of people who want to ...
Conference: 30 years of EU citizenship
21 november 2022
This year marks 30 years since European Union citizenship came into being. It will be highlighted at an international, interdisciplinary conference in Uppsala on 22–23 November. Both researchers and all those interested are welcome to attend.
Professor of Environmental Law: "I’m driven by curiosity"
21 november 2022
How can legislation be connected to climate targets? David Langlet, Professor of Environmental Law at Uppsala University, examines the dynamics between society's values and its legislation.
20 new scholarships for researchers from Ukraine
08 november 2022
Uppsala University will continue to grant scholarships to researchers who have moved to Sweden from Ukraine due to the war. A decision was taken recently to grant a further 20 scholarships totalling SEK 3 million. Yulia Razmetaeva was one of the f...
New honorary doctors in the Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences
03 november 2022
The faculties at Uppsala University have decided on the award of honorary doctorates for 2022. Among the new honorary doctors at faculties in the Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences are researchers in economic geography, family l...
Adel Daoud is awarded the Zetterberg prize for 2022
24 oktober 2022
Adel Daoud is awarded the Zetterberg Prize 2022 for his innovative contributions to social science research on classical social issues such as child poverty, ill-health and justice.
Tackling nuclear threat through knowledge
19 oktober 2022
Since the war in Ukraine broke out, nuclear weapons have once again become a genuine threat to humanity. To promote nuclear disarmament, expertise is needed in both peace and conflict research and nuclear physics. All this expertise is brought tog...
SSRIs and CBT lead to changes in the brain
19 oktober 2022
Neurochemical changes in the brain differ among patients with social anxiety treated using both SSRIs and CBT, compared to those treated using only CBT. While the combined treatment involving the medicine blocked the serotonin transporters, availa...
Broad collaboration on Gotland’s energy transition
13 oktober 2022
Gotland has been singled out by the government as a forerunner in the transition to renewable energy. The goal: to have an energy system based on renewable energy by 2040. And the efforts have really gained momentum, explains Johanna Liljenfeldt, ...
Historical discoveries as Linnaeus Garden is excavated
07 oktober 2022
Unique pots, eighteenth-century porcelain and the bones of countless fish and birds: archaeologists who have been excavating part of the Linnaeus Garden have come across a wealth of exciting objects that can tell us more about the people and anima...
“A successful climate transition could help create a more peaceful world”
05 oktober 2022
Russia's war in Ukraine should be a reminder that we cannot continue to consume oil to the extent we do today. Nina von Uexkull is a peace and conflict researcher who sees many benefits in the climate transition – both for the environment and for ...
Energy: EU fuel tax cuts could increase Russian oil profits
19 september 2022
An EU-wide fuel tax cut of €0.20 per litre could increase oil profits in Russia by more than €8 million per day in the first one to three years, according to a modelling study published in Nature Energy. The findings suggest that alternative polic...
“The Sweden Democrats’ discourse has become normalised”
14 september 2022
The Sweden Democrats surpassed the Moderate Party and will now be a force to be reckoned with. What type of government are we most likely to see? And might the protracted voting process have impacted this year’s election? Oskar Hultin Bäckersten, ...