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 August 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 August 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 June 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
8 June 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
7 June 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
5 June 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
4 June 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
4 June 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 May 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 May 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 March 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 March 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 March 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 March 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
6 March 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 January 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...