Swedish workers among Europe’s best-paid in late 1800s
03 september 2020
In 19th-century Sweden, workers’ wages rose faster than in other European countries. By 1900, they were among the highest in Europe, and the steepest rise of all had been for those who earned least. This is shown by new research at Uppsala Univers...
New series of podcasts from SCAS
24 augusti 2020
The Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS) has launched a new series of podcasts: SCAS Talks. The first three episodes of SCAS Talks discuss the ongoing coronavirus pandemic from a variety of perspectives. Two future episodes planned for the ...
Uppsala professor in reference group for the Coronavirus and the economy
18 augusti 2020
The government has appointed a reference group of economics researchers to examine the economic consequences of the Coronavirus. The group will provide advice to the finance minister and hold regular meetings during 2020.
Increasing levels of violence in Africa
15 juni 2020
New data from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP), Uppsala University, shows that the number of fatalities in organised violence continues to decrease. The declared defeat of Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq has pushed the number of fatal...
“The American dilemma is far from resolved”
15 juni 2020
The police violence in Minneapolis that resulted in the death of George Floyd has once again thrust relations between black and white Americans onto the agenda, a dilemma that will most likely play a central role in this autumn’s presidential elec...
Studying the psychological effects of the pandemic
05 juni 2020
For many people, the past few months have been a trial. Karin Brocki is studying the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on mental health – both among the population at large and in families with young children. Over 1,000 people have already responde...
Distinguished Teaching Awards 2020 announced
05 juni 2020
This year’s winners of Uppsala University’s Distinguished Teaching Awards teach subjects in the fields of pedagogy, political science, surgery and chemistry. The Independent Pedagogical Award has been awarded to Christine Mackay Tircomnicu of the ...
Large variation in personality traits among patients with social anxiety disorder
03 maj 2020
Individuals with social anxiety disorder have markedly different personality traits than others. Emotional instability and introversion are hallmarks, according to a new study from Uppsala University.
Peter J. Katzenstein awarded 2020 Skytte Prize
09 april 2020
Peter J. Katzenstein, Cornell University, USA, has been named the 26th recipient of the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science. He is awarded the prize for “furthering the understanding of how history, culture, and norms shape economies, as well ...
Researcher calls for more democratic online forums
27 mars 2020
It’s been over 20 years since the internet was popularised, but did it really become the democratic arena many hoped for? Doubtful, according to Malin Holm, a researcher at Uppsala University. Power online is basically a reproduction of society at...
Ulrika Winblad: Health care debate characterised by simplified rhetoric
26 mars 2020
Access and diversity or playground for private providers? Opinions about the Swedish welfare model divide along political lines. But what are the facts? Ulrika Winblad, professor of health and medical care research, has studied the reforms and the...
Research-based approach for security in schools
17 mars 2020
Providing all students with the preconditions to learn; that is the one of the basic concepts behind the Inclusive Behavioural Support in Schools (IBIS) programme, a research-based method for creating calm and security in schools. The method is be...
“To understand the United States, we need to look at what is between New York and California”
05 mars 2020
Hello, there ... Dag Blanck, professor of North American Studies and frequently consulted expert commentator in Swedish media, who on Tuesday, 18 February, presented the open lecture titled “Our need for the United States”. In what ways do we actu...
Environmental Law requires collaboration between scientists and lawyers
25 februari 2020
Hi, Yaffa Epstein, researcher at Department of Law. You are researching how scientific terms are used in environmental law, together with ecologists from SLU. What will you do in the project?
Welcome to the Nobel Lectures in Uppsala
02 december 2019
Uppsala University has a long-standing tradition of inviting new Nobel laureates to visit Uppsala in conjunction with the Nobel Prize ceremonies. On 13 December a number of the 2019 laureates will give lectures in Uppsala on the research that led ...
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 ...