Cultural heritage – a target in war
17 maj 2022
In the world heritage city of Visby, Mattias Legnér conducts research into cultural heritage in conflict zones. A lot of times, cultural heritage becomes a target in war. Churches, old buildings and museums are ruined, such as in Ukraine and in Sy...
Historical patents now searchable for everyone
16 maj 2022
Now it is easier to research the history of innovation in Sweden. All patents granted in Sweden from 1746 to 1945 have been digitised and gathered into a searchable database – Swedish historical patents – in a collaboration between the Swedish Int...
No prohibitions: advice for parents on children and weight
12 maj 2022
Childhood obesity is becoming increasingly common and many parents are wrestling with the problem of how best to help their child. Paulina Nowicka, professor in food studies at Uppsala University, has written a book brimming with useful tips – su...
Robert Goodin awarded the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science
25 april 2022
Professor Robert Goodin, Australian National University, is the recipient of the 2022 Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science, often referred to as the ‘Nobel Prize in Political Science’. He is awarded the prize for a number of works over several ...
Parents with a low education level discriminated in school choice
07 april 2022
Parents with a higher education and parents with Swedish names are treated better when they contact schools for information prior to choosing a school for their child. This is the conclusion of a study from Uppsala University in which 3,430 primar...
12 million Ukrainians expected to flee to the EU
30 mars 2022
Some 12 million Ukrainian refugees are expected to come to the EU. It's anticipated that more than one in three of them will want to travel to Germany. Poland is the second most sought-after country (15.4%), followed by Italy (10.9%), France (7.3%...
The threat of nuclear weapons creates a completely new situation
30 mars 2022
When Putin threatened use of nuclear weapons, the world saw the emergence of a new security situation. “Deployment of nuclear weapons is now seen as a genuine threat,” says Erik Melander, professor of peace and conflict research and director of th...
New means of protecting Ukraine’s refugees
30 mars 2022
“The biggest refugee situation since the Second World War.” This is how international law scholar Rebecca Thorburn Stern describes the situation precipitated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The provisions of the EU’s Temporary Protection Directiv...
New study programme integrates international law and business
29 mars 2022
Autumn 2022 will see the start of a completely new one-year Master’s programme in which international and European commercial law are integrated with business economics and administration. The plan is for the students, through studies of realistic...
The perils of procrastination
25 mars 2022
COLUMN. Putting off what needs to be done, against our own better judgement, is surely a habit we can all identify with. For some individuals, however, the associated problems may be so severe as to affect their health, well-being and self-image a...
“The war in Ukraine is welding all of Europe together”
02 mars 2022
Hello there... Li Bennich-Björkman. You’re the University’s Johan Skytte Professor of Eloquence and Government, affiliated with the Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies. How does Russia's invasion of Ukraine affect democracy in Europe?
The AI tool that predicts violence
18 februari 2022
“We are motivated by the possibility of solving a problem that is really serious,” says Nazar Akrami, a professor of psychology at Uppsala University. Working with information technology researchers, he has developed a tool that analyses texts on ...
Strengthening societal responses to natural hazard events
18 januari 2022
Our societies generally need to enhance their preparedness for extreme natural hazard events, such as large forest fires, extreme weather events and major floods. Crisis planning, an interdisciplinary study shows, is often based on time-honoured t...
Focus of financial reporting can influence business cycles
27 december 2021
Editorial choices can impact the amplitude of business cycles even if the information that is reported is correct. On reason is that the focus of the reports can be on sectors that are non-representative of the economy in general. A new study show...
Small measures can be a big help for children of mothers with depression
20 december 2021
Several new studies among Syrian refugee families in Turkey and families with infants in Sweden and Bhutan show that children of mothers in poor mental health risk falling behind in their cognitive development. However, very small changes can suff...
Leadership – a key to achieving climate goals
10 december 2021
Everyone needs to be on board if climate goals are to be reached in time. Yet, the countries of the world continue debating how responsibility for climate solutions should be shared. Researchers involved in the Uppsala University Sustainability In...
Shirin Ahlbäck Öberg unfazed by inconvenient truths
15 november 2021
Like heading a large research programme. That is how Shirin Ahlbäck Öberg describes her role in Sweden’s Corona Commission. As one of eight members, she has been investigating Sweden’s management of the pandemic – and has no hesitation in voicing ...
Algorithm makes it easier to detect sepsis
28 oktober 2021
Each year, nearly 8,000 Swedes die of sepsis, commonly known as blood poisoning. Inger Persson and her team have developed the NAVOY Sepsis algorithm to aid healthcare professionals by enabling the early detection and treatment of sepsis, a diseas...
Mental wellbeing in focus at Uppsala Health Summit
19 oktober 2021
Increasing mental ill health is one of the most urgent public health challenges in the world. The global meeting Uppsala Health Summit, to be held online on 18–21 October, will discuss which preventive measures societies should deploy to better ad...
Less violence but uncertain future in Afghanistan
11 oktober 2021
The civil war in Afghanistan has been one of the world’s longest and bloodiest conflicts. Since the Taliban took power on 15 August, the situation has become calmer, but the future remains uncertain. “One worrisome trend is the restrictions on the...