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.
“Tepid is not nearly warm enough”
22 januari 2019
“The digital change process has begun in earnest and the organisations that will flourish are those that have a dynamic digital intrapreneurship.”, writes Katarina Blomkvist, senior lecturer at the Department of Business Studies and one of the aut...
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.
Industrial robots increase wages for employees
22 oktober 2018
In addition to increasing productivity, the introduction of industrial robots has increased wages for the employees. At the same time, industrial robots have also changed the labour market by increasing the number of job opportunities for highly s...
Populism boosted by economism
12 september 2018
The rise of a populist party like the Sweden Democrats in Sweden is usually said to be linked to the past few years’ refugee flows. But the explanation lies deeper than that: in how the welfare systems function in today’s Sweden, says Sten Widmalm...
“In an uncertain political situation, the PM should resign”
12 september 2018
Not all the votes in the Swedish election have been counted, and the political situation is unclear. We talked to Li Bennich-Björkman, Professor of Political Science at Uppsala University, to hear what is going on.
Food in elderly care better with dieticians
21 augusti 2018
While both the Swedish National Food Agency and the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare in recent years have come up with new guidelines for food for the elderly, not all municipalities conform to them by any means. There are different co...
Working memory might be more flexible than previously thought
16 augusti 2018
Breaking with the long-held idea that working memory has fixed limits, a new study by researchers at Uppsala University and New York University suggests that these limits adapt themselves to the task that one is performing. The results are present...
Fatalities in organised violence still decreasing
18 juni 2018
New data from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP), Uppsala University shows that the number of fatalities in organised violence decreased for the third consecutive year. In 2017, almost 90,000 deaths were recorded by UCDP, a decrease of 32% c...
First forecasts from ViEWS – the Violence Early-Warning System
08 juni 2018
The challenges of preventing, mitigating, and adapting to large-scale political violence are daunting, particularly when violence escalates where it is not expected. With funding from the ERC, Uppsala researchers have developed ViEWS: a political ...
New doctoral thesis: How over-production of meat is maintained
07 juni 2018
Meat consumption is high in Sweden, but production nevertheless outstrips demand. In a new doctoral thesis in sociology, Jonas Bååth has studied how Swedish meat producers are handling the problems that arise when supply of their products exceeds ...
Shamus Khan awarded the 2018 Hans L. Zetterberg Prize
05 juni 2018
Professor Shamus Khan of Columbia University is the second recipient of the Hans L. Zetterberg Prize in Sociology. The prize sum is SEK 100,000.
This year’s Distinguished Teaching Award winners chosen
04 juni 2018
The 2018 Distinguished Teaching Award winners at Uppsala University teach subjects related to art history, informatics and media, pharmaceutical biosciences and information technology. The free Distinguished Teaching Award was presented to Senior ...
First open system providing warning of conflicts
04 juni 2018
Hello, there Håvard Hegre, Dag Hammarskjöld Professor in the Department of Peace and Conflict Research. An initial version of the analytical tool called ViEWS (a political Violence Early-Warning System) was unveiled in June. What is it?
Shared meals important for wellbeing
29 maj 2018
How, where and when we eat are key issues for human health and wellbeing. A multidisciplinary research network at Uppsala University aims to deepen knowledge about the significance of meals.
Premier of research documentary on alternative entrepreneurship
14 maj 2018
An ethnographic research documentary on alternative entrepreneurship in Hungary will premier on the 16th of May. We talked to researchers Annika Skoglund and David Redmalm, members of the research group that created the documentary Pride - Alterna...
Is citizenship necessary for being part of a democracy?
26 april 2018
Nowadays, civil rights are usually connected with citizenship of a country. But how do growing globalisation and more mobility affect this?