Number of deaths in armed conflicts has doubled
20 juni 2023
At least 237,000 people died in organised violence in 2022. A new report from Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) at Uppsala University shows that this is a 97 per cent increase compared with the previous year, and the highest number since the Rw...
This year’s Johan Skytte Prize winner announced
26 maj 2023
Alexander Wendt and Martha Finnemore have been jointly awarded the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science. The prize is a recognition of their exceptional contributions to the field, particularly in advancing the constructivist approach to the st...
When Swedes agree to pause democracy
12 maj 2023
Swedish people are very positive about their democracy and how it works. Despite that, a majority thinks that our democratic freedoms and rights could need to be temporarily restricted in order to deal with a serious social problem. This has been ...
Bright future for the intrapreneur
14 april 2023
Intrapreneurship is a key issue for all organisations, whether in the private or the public sector. So says Katarina Blomkvist, who has spent her entire research career studying how existing companies can improve their innovation capacity and comp...
Professor Ashok Swain has 500,000 followers on Twitter
31 mars 2023
Ashok Swain conducts research into climate change, right-wing populism and migration – global issues that have become increasingly urgent and pressing. In recent years, he has reached far beyond the research community. He is a frequently consulted...
Infants with autism have a different perception of movement
31 mars 2023
A new study from researchers at Uppsala University and Karolinska Institutet shows that children who go on to develop symptoms of autism have different activity in their brain's visual cortex from as early as five months when looking at certain ty...
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.