Climate change an important theme at national housing conference
21 maj 2019
What consequences will climate change have on housing construction and urban planning? This was one of the themes of the seventeenth annual national housing conference Bostadsmötet, which was held 15–16 May at the University Main Building. The con...
"Shadow of Brexit looms over European elections"
06 maj 2019
The United Kingdom and the other 27 EU member states had agreed that the British withdrawal from the Union would take place in good time before the elections for the European Parliament. But the postponement of the withdrawal deadline now means th...
Initiative on working life issues and immigration
06 maj 2019
Uppsala University is taking the initiative on immigration and working life issues in the new Uppsala Immigration Lab research environment.
New report reveals who the climate strikers are
02 maj 2019
With her school strike outside the Riksdag, Greta Thunberg initiated what would become a global climate campaign on the part of school children. Who are the strikers? Researchers in 10 European countries have investigated. A new report shows that ...
2019 Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science to Margaret Levi
28 mars 2019
Professor Margaret Levi at Stanford University and University of Washington has been named the 25th recipient of the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science. She is awarded the prize for “having laid the foundations of our understanding of why cit...
Diplomacy an approach to solving water problems
20 mars 2019
World Water Day, or International Water Day, is a thematic day created by the UN that is observed on 22 March every year. This year’s focus will be on why so many people still lack access to clean water. Ashok Swain, professor at the Department of...
Peace is best established with respect for local traditions and women’s needs
30 januari 2019
Lasting peace is best created with consideration for local conflict resolution traditions and with great sensitivity for the grassroots perspective, and above all, for the needs of female victims.
“Tepid is not nearly warm enough”
22 januari 2019
“The digital change process has begun in earnest and the organisations that will flourish are those that have a dynamic digital intrapreneurship.”, writes Katarina Blomkvist, senior lecturer at the Department of Business Studies and one of the aut...
Is it possible to predict the labour market of the future?
15 januari 2019
Oskar Nordström Skans, Professor of Economics, has received funding from the Swedish Research Council to develop the research environment “Technological development and the future labour market”.
The Torgny Segerstedt Medal to Peter Wallensteen
06 december 2018
This year the Torgny Segerstedt Medal goes to Peter Wallensteen, a post-retirement professor at Uppsala University. He receives it for his extensive contributions to peace and conflict research.
Industrial robots increase wages for employees
22 oktober 2018
In addition to increasing productivity, the introduction of industrial robots has increased wages for the employees. At the same time, industrial robots have also changed the labour market by increasing the number of job opportunities for highly s...
Populism boosted by economism
12 september 2018
The rise of a populist party like the Sweden Democrats in Sweden is usually said to be linked to the past few years’ refugee flows. But the explanation lies deeper than that: in how the welfare systems function in today’s Sweden, says Sten Widmalm...
“In an uncertain political situation, the PM should resign”
12 september 2018
Not all the votes in the Swedish election have been counted, and the political situation is unclear. We talked to Li Bennich-Björkman, Professor of Political Science at Uppsala University, to hear what is going on.
Food in elderly care better with dieticians
21 augusti 2018
While both the Swedish National Food Agency and the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare in recent years have come up with new guidelines for food for the elderly, not all municipalities conform to them by any means. There are different co...
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 ...