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?
Mobilising for research on higher education
26 april 2018
Remarkably little research is conducted on higher education in Sweden, but a large share of existing research on the subject is at Uppsala University. Through a research network for research on higher education, researchers are now mobilising to d...
Most EEA countries benefit financially from EU mobility
28 mars 2018
In a new report, Uppsala University researchers show that most countries in the European Economic Area (EEA) benefit financially when they receive a citizen from an EU country who moves there to live and work. The report includes migration between...
Sustainable peace is more than lack of violence
28 mars 2018
In a world of conflict and violence new knowledge on how to build sustainable peace is urgently needed. In his dissertation, PhD candidate Florian Krampe emphasizes the need for helping countries to reset their internal relations on a peaceful path.
Focus on social work
26 mars 2018
At Uppsala University’s newly established Centre for Social Work (CESAR), which has hit the ground running, numerous projects have started.
New study shows Europe’s fiscal winners and losers from EU immigration
22 mars 2018
A large majority of European Economic Area (EEA) countries saw net fiscal benefits from EU immigration (people born in one EU country and living in another) between 2004 and 2015, the first major cross national analysis has shown.
She is researching human memory
06 mars 2018
Hedvig Söderlund has recently been appointed professor of psychology with a focus on human memory. She is investigating, for instance, how gender, ageing and severe depression affect memory.
Report suggests new approach to fight antibiotic resistance
24 januari 2018
An international consortium managed by the University of Geneva and AstraZeneca issues final report on its research-based suggestions for driving antibiotic development while ensuring access and sustainable use. Uppsala University is one of the pa...
Uppsala peace researchers: Was 2017 end of ‘Islamic State’?
19 januari 2018
When peace researchers at Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) summarize the conflict situation for the world in 2017, much focus is on the so-called Islamic State, IS. During the year, both Iraq and Syria claimed that IS had been defeated.
Muslims in the Baltic Sea region since the Middle Ages
03 januari 2018
Since the Late Middle Ages, Muslim Tatars have been settling in the Baltic region and continuing to practice their religion. Wooden mosques, such as those in Finland and the Baltic States, provide clear testimony to the long Muslim heritage in the...
Grants for research in sustainable global development
20 december 2017
The Swedish Research Council has announced Research Project Grants and Swedish Research Links Research Network Grants in the area of development research. Six of the grants will go to researchers at Uppsala University.
Group interventions reduce post-traumatic stress symptoms among unaccompanied refugee minors
20 december 2017
Participation in a post-traumatic stress group can be an effective help for unaccompanied refugee minors. In a new study with 46 participants, one in five young people completely recovered from their symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTS...
Collaboration for new knowledge in culture and society
09 december 2017
Uppsala University is aiming to develop new research collaborations spanning different research subjects. The newly created Centre for Integrated Research on Culture and Society at the Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences will fac...
Inauguration of The Swedish Centre for Studies of the Internationalisation of Higher Education
05 december 2017
Vice-chancellor Eva Åkesson has inaugurated The Swedish Centre for Studies of the Internationalisation of Higher Education.
The brain chemistry of shyness
22 november 2017
Welcome, Tomas Furmark, Professor in the Department of Psychology. You’ve received research funding from the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences to examine the chemical processes behind shyness and social anxiety disorder. What ...
“Politicians must address water problems”
13 november 2017
Ashok Swain wants to increase political awareness of water problems in the world. With his new appointment as UNESCO Chair on International Water Cooperation, he hopes to have a stronger impact on politicians worldwide.
New honorary doctors at the Faculty of Social Sciences
20 oktober 2017
American professors Henry Jenkins, who researches online activism, and I. William Zartman, who researches conflict resolution, have been appointed new honorary doctors at Uppsala University’s Faculty of Social Sciences.
Uppsala alumnus Therese Lundstedt: Breaking new ground in conservative industry
11 september 2017
The art of communicating simply and precisely to get a message across is one of the things alumnus Therese Lundstedt learned from her studies in Uppsala. Today, she is the CEO of the online broker Aktieinvest and is passionate about more people be...
First UNESCO Chair at Uppsala University
05 juli 2017
Ashok Swain at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research has been appointed a UNESCO Chair on International Water Cooperation.
Job applicants over 40 filtered out by employers
22 juni 2017
Job applicants are filtered out as early as age 40. This was shown by economist Stefan Eriksson at Uppsala University, one of the authors of a new report from the Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy (IFAU).