Martin Henriksson Holmdahl Prize goes to Afaf Doleeb and Patricia Lorenzoni
21 november 2019
The Martin Henriksson Holmdahl Prize is Uppsala University’s foremost award for contributions to the promotion of human rights and liberty. This year’s prize is shared by graduate student Afaf Doleeb and researcher Patricia Lorenzoni for their com...
New Honorary Doctors Appointed at Uppsala University
21 oktober 2019
The nine faculties at Uppsala University have decided on who they wish to appoint as honorary doctors this academic year. The new honorary doctors include researchers in fields as diverse as string theory, maternal healthcare, evolutionary biology...
Social Privilege Translates into Online Power
21 oktober 2019
The comment sections of online newspapers, blogs and Twitter feeds are often described as a democratic forum; however, a recently published doctoral dissertation demonstrates how groups who already enjoy a strong voice in society also benefit from...
A focus on social genomics for new research infrastructure
11 oktober 2019
Science has already shown that human behaviour is shaped by complex interactions between heredity and the social environment. Now researchers at Uppsala University are building a knowledge bank that will take social genomics to the next level.
Major investment in research on impact of artificial intelligence on people and society
23 september 2019
A major national research programme aims to study the impact of artificial intelligence on society at large and on individual behaviour. The Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation has granted SEK 96 million to be shared by 16 research projects ...
Powerful links between music and emotions
04 september 2019
Hello there, Patrik Juslin, Professor of Psychology. You’ve written a book on the psychology of music, summarising 20 years’ research. What kinds of emotions does music arouse?
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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.
Is it possible to predict the labour market of the future?
15 januari 2019
Oskar Nordström Skans, Professor of Economics, has received funding from the Swedish Research Council to develop the research environment “Technological development and the future labour market”.
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.