Working memory might be more flexible than previously thought
16 augusti 2018
Breaking with the long-held idea that working memory has fixed limits, a new study by researchers at Uppsala University and New York University suggests that these limits adapt themselves to the task that one is performing. The results are present...
Fatalities in organised violence still decreasing
18 juni 2018
New data from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP), Uppsala University shows that the number of fatalities in organised violence decreased for the third consecutive year. In 2017, almost 90,000 deaths were recorded by UCDP, a decrease of 32% c...
First forecasts from ViEWS – the Violence Early-Warning System
08 juni 2018
The challenges of preventing, mitigating, and adapting to large-scale political violence are daunting, particularly when violence escalates where it is not expected. With funding from the ERC, Uppsala researchers have developed ViEWS: a political ...
New doctoral thesis: How over-production of meat is maintained
07 juni 2018
Meat consumption is high in Sweden, but production nevertheless outstrips demand. In a new doctoral thesis in sociology, Jonas Bååth has studied how Swedish meat producers are handling the problems that arise when supply of their products exceeds ...
Shamus Khan awarded the 2018 Hans L. Zetterberg Prize
05 juni 2018
Professor Shamus Khan of Columbia University is the second recipient of the Hans L. Zetterberg Prize in Sociology. The prize sum is SEK 100,000.
This year’s Distinguished Teaching Award winners chosen
04 juni 2018
The 2018 Distinguished Teaching Award winners at Uppsala University teach subjects related to art history, informatics and media, pharmaceutical biosciences and information technology. The free Distinguished Teaching Award was presented to Senior ...
First open system providing warning of conflicts
04 juni 2018
Hello, there Håvard Hegre, Dag Hammarskjöld Professor in the Department of Peace and Conflict Research. An initial version of the analytical tool called ViEWS (a political Violence Early-Warning System) was unveiled in June. What is it?
Shared meals important for wellbeing
29 maj 2018
How, where and when we eat are key issues for human health and wellbeing. A multidisciplinary research network at Uppsala University aims to deepen knowledge about the significance of meals.
Premier of research documentary on alternative entrepreneurship
14 maj 2018
An ethnographic research documentary on alternative entrepreneurship in Hungary will premier on the 16th of May. We talked to researchers Annika Skoglund and David Redmalm, members of the research group that created the documentary Pride - Alterna...
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.