Uppsala peace researchers: Was 2017 end of ‘Islamic State’?
19 januari 2018
When peace researchers at Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) summarize the conflict situation for the world in 2017, much focus is on the so-called Islamic State, IS. During the year, both Iraq and Syria claimed that IS had been defeated.
Muslims in the Baltic Sea region since the Middle Ages
03 januari 2018
Since the Late Middle Ages, Muslim Tatars have been settling in the Baltic region and continuing to practice their religion. Wooden mosques, such as those in Finland and the Baltic States, provide clear testimony to the long Muslim heritage in the...
Grants for research in sustainable global development
20 december 2017
The Swedish Research Council has announced Research Project Grants and Swedish Research Links Research Network Grants in the area of development research. Six of the grants will go to researchers at Uppsala University.
Group interventions reduce post-traumatic stress symptoms among unaccompanied refugee minors
20 december 2017
Participation in a post-traumatic stress group can be an effective help for unaccompanied refugee minors. In a new study with 46 participants, one in five young people completely recovered from their symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTS...
Collaboration for new knowledge in culture and society
09 december 2017
Uppsala University is aiming to develop new research collaborations spanning different research subjects. The newly created Centre for Integrated Research on Culture and Society at the Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences will fac...
Inauguration of The Swedish Centre for Studies of the Internationalisation of Higher Education
05 december 2017
Vice-chancellor Eva Åkesson has inaugurated The Swedish Centre for Studies of the Internationalisation of Higher Education.
The brain chemistry of shyness
22 november 2017
Welcome, Tomas Furmark, Professor in the Department of Psychology. You’ve received research funding from the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences to examine the chemical processes behind shyness and social anxiety disorder. What ...
“Politicians must address water problems”
13 november 2017
Ashok Swain wants to increase political awareness of water problems in the world. With his new appointment as UNESCO Chair on International Water Cooperation, he hopes to have a stronger impact on politicians worldwide.
New honorary doctors at the Faculty of Social Sciences
20 oktober 2017
American professors Henry Jenkins, who researches online activism, and I. William Zartman, who researches conflict resolution, have been appointed new honorary doctors at Uppsala University’s Faculty of Social Sciences.
Uppsala alumnus Therese Lundstedt: Breaking new ground in conservative industry
11 september 2017
The art of communicating simply and precisely to get a message across is one of the things alumnus Therese Lundstedt learned from her studies in Uppsala. Today, she is the CEO of the online broker Aktieinvest and is passionate about more people be...
First UNESCO Chair at Uppsala University
05 juli 2017
Ashok Swain at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research has been appointed a UNESCO Chair on International Water Cooperation.
Job applicants over 40 filtered out by employers
22 juni 2017
Job applicants are filtered out as early as age 40. This was shown by economist Stefan Eriksson at Uppsala University, one of the authors of a new report from the Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy (IFAU).
Young people have poor knowledge of food hygiene
15 juni 2017
Annual cases of food poisoning are estimated at over 500,000, at a societal cost of over SEK 1 billion. Handling food properly is an issue of knowledge and in a new study from Uppsala University, Marie Lange, doctoral student in food science, demo...
Uncertainties among writers aiming to publish
05 juni 2017
One in five people dreams of publishing a novel. At the same time, there are no hard and fast criteria for determining whether a manuscript has the proper traits for publication by an established publisher. This creates a fundamental insecurity am...
Sociologist made a fellow of Gerontological Society of America
29 maj 2017
Sandra Torres, Professor of Social Gerontology at the Department of Sociology at Uppsala University, has been made a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America.
Children at Swedish “gender-neutral” preschools are less likely to gender-stereotype
29 maj 2017
A new study from Uppsala University in Sweden has indicated that the norm-conscious practices used by teachers at preschools termed “gender-neutral” are associated with reductions in children’s tendencies to make gender-stereotypical assumption. T...
New decrease in number of conflict fatalities
10 maj 2017
According to new data from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP), the number of fatalities in organised violence decreased for the second consecutive year in 2016. However, the large share of conflicts with external involvement is a source of c...
Amartya Sen awarded the 2017 Johan Skytte Prize
20 april 2017
The Johan Skytte Prize annually recognises the most valuable contribution to the field of political science. This year’s prize is awarded to Amartya Sen, Thomas W. Lamont Professor at Harvard University.
Why do we choose to get vaccinations?
27 mars 2017
Since vaccines protect not only those who take them, but also the people who otherwise could have been infected, there are many plausible motives for choosing to get vaccinated. Apart from the most obvious – wanting to protect oneself or one’s chi...
One in five overuses electricity at neighbours’ expense
06 mars 2017
Household electricity use falls by more than 30% when residents are obliged to pay for their own personal consumption. This is shown in a new study by researchers at Uppsala University’s and the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), pu...