AI may also replace skilled professions
20 mars 2023
When work tasks are replaced by new technology, changes in the labour market follow. Research shows that this has historically led to more jobs overall rather than fewer. Mainly simple and monotonous tasks have been automated, but with the entry o...
Gender equality in the Riksdag can be improved
02 mars 2023
In many ways, the Riksdag is an equal workplace, but research by Uppsala University shows that women face multiple obstacles in their work. A worrying sign is that representation of women in management positions has fallen since the change in gove...
The welfare system protects children when a parent loses his or her job
24 februari 2023
When a parent loses his or her job it can lead to him or her being affected by poorer health. However, this does not seem to affect the children's health, according to a new study from Uppsala University. “Even though there is a loss of income, w...
Data-driven journalism for the future
23 februari 2023
Data-driven journalism is here to stay – and AI tools are only getting better and better. Måns Magnusson, researcher in machine learning and statistics, monitors developments in this area with interest.
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, ...