Historical discoveries as Linnaeus Garden is excavated
07 oktober 2022
Unique pots, eighteenth-century porcelain and the bones of countless fish and birds: archaeologists who have been excavating part of the Linnaeus Garden have come across a wealth of exciting objects that can tell us more about the people and anima...
“A successful climate transition could help create a more peaceful world”
05 oktober 2022
Russia's war in Ukraine should be a reminder that we cannot continue to consume oil to the extent we do today. Nina von Uexkull is a peace and conflict researcher who sees many benefits in the climate transition – both for the environment and for ...
Energy: EU fuel tax cuts could increase Russian oil profits
19 september 2022
An EU-wide fuel tax cut of €0.20 per litre could increase oil profits in Russia by more than €8 million per day in the first one to three years, according to a modelling study published in Nature Energy. The findings suggest that alternative polic...
“The Sweden Democrats’ discourse has become normalised”
14 september 2022
The Sweden Democrats surpassed the Moderate Party and will now be a force to be reckoned with. What type of government are we most likely to see? And might the protracted voting process have impacted this year’s election? Oskar Hultin Bäckersten, ...
The technology shift – how AI is transforming the workplace
07 september 2022
A major technology shift is happening in the workplace. What is the impact on the work environment when artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics are introduced on a large scale? And what happens in the labour market when certain skills are no lon...
Children's Rights in Biomedicine Conference on September 12
07 september 2022
On September 12, the Department of Law will host its conference “Children's Rights in Biomedicine” to scrutinize scientific risk and uncertainty in biomedical interventions.
New model forecasts birth dates
06 september 2022
Since its launch in October last year, the Pregspect website has been used by approximately 18,000 pregnant women. Mikael Elinder, associate professor at the Department of Economics, is one of the researchers behind the service, which calculates p...
New data on violent political protest in UCDP
08 juli 2022
Violent political protest has become increasingly common across the globe, with the Middle East and Africa displaying the trend most often. This is shown in a new study conducted by peace researchers at Uppsala University. In conjunction with the ...
Municipal housing policy influences refugee reception
05 juli 2022
Municipalities can use their local housing policy to influence the extent to which refugees are able to settle in the municipality in the long term. While certain municipalities offer refugees permanent housing contracts, others only provide tempo...
Linnaeus medalist and Rudbeck medalists nominated
30 juni 2022
This year, the Rudbeck Medal is awarded to Professors Lena Claesson-Welsh, Emily Holmes, and Wang Yi, while the Linnaeus Medal is awarded to Professor Lars Lind.
Political intolerance limits debate in Sweden
16 juni 2022
Political intolerance is high in Sweden, and more than half are reluctant to express their views in public. This is shown in a survey conducted by Uppsala University and the SOM Institute in Gothenburg.
Can democracy solve the climate crisis?
13 juni 2022
Hello Linda Wedlin, organisor and moderator of a panel discussion during Almedalen Week with the theme ‘What knowledge and what kind of democracy is needed for a successful climate transition?’ What are you going to be discussing?
Why go and vote in the autumn elections?
07 juni 2022
COLUMN. Uncertainty is the fundamental existential condition of democracy. When we go to vote, we share that uncertainty about the future equally among us. We can reassess our decisions and judgements. As Professor of Political Science Sofia Nässt...
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...