Mamduh Halawa, Uppsala Student of the Year 2020
28 december 2020
A sense of meaning: that is what the Uppsala Student of the Year 2020 hopes to help as many people as possible discover. While studying on Uppsala University’s psychology programme, Mamduh Halawa has also found time to write a book about the impac...
Grants for research on the impact of AI on people and society
15 december 2020
In a major 10-year national research programme, two Wallenberg Foundations are supporting research on the impact of the ongoing technology shift, involving digitalisation and artificial intelligence, on our society and our behaviour. Two of the gr...
Researchers highlight major flaws in EU refugee policy
08 december 2020
European refugee policy from 2015 onwards can be described as a failure, believe researchers working on the EU project RESPOND, which has studied the situation for refugees in 11 different EU Member States. Interviews with refugees and various soc...
Turkic cultural heritage in Uppsala
07 december 2020
Uppsala University has a rich collection of manuscripts, printed material, art objects and maps related to the Ottoman Empire and other Turkic cultures. How did they come to Uppsala? This story is told in a new book “Turcologica Upsaliensia. An Il...
This year’s recipient of the Zetterberg Prize announced
06 november 2020
Lisa Lindén, Department of Sociology and Work Science at the University of Gothenburg, has been awarded the 2020 Zetterberg Prize in Sociology, for her research on the socio-political dimensions of vaccinations.
Urban densification can have both positive and negative health effects
15 oktober 2020
Urban green spaces and urban densification are both associated with a lower rate of mortality from cardiovascular disease. These apparently confounding results were published in a new article in the Journal of Epidemiology.
Black Lives Matter brings sharper focus to the situation in Sweden
12 oktober 2020
The Black Lives Matter demonstrations in Sweden are partly a question of showing solidarity and supporting the struggle of African Americans in the United States. But it is also about using the global movement to highlight what is happening here, ...
Alumnus of the Year organises humanitarian aid in megadisasters
07 oktober 2020
Worldwide, within 48 hours, he should be able to arrive on site to organise relief wherever there is a humanitarian catastrophe. Jamie LeSueur, global Head of Emergency Operations at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Socie...
Increased mental ill-health during pandemic
07 september 2020
Mental ill-health in this country has become more prevalent and severe during the COVID-19 pandemic. This trend, despite infection control measures being less restrictive in Sweden than in most other countries, is revealed by a study by Uppsala Un...
Shirin Ahlbäck Öberg appointed to the Coronavirus Commission
07 september 2020
Hi, Shirin Ahlbäck Öberg, associate professor and senior lecturer at the Department of Political Science, will participate in the Government’s commission evaluating the measures taken to limit the spread of COVID-19. What are your thoughts on the ...
Swedish workers among Europe’s best-paid in late 1800s
03 september 2020
In 19th-century Sweden, workers’ wages rose faster than in other European countries. By 1900, they were among the highest in Europe, and the steepest rise of all had been for those who earned least. This is shown by new research at Uppsala Univers...
New series of podcasts from SCAS
24 augusti 2020
The Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS) has launched a new series of podcasts: SCAS Talks. The first three episodes of SCAS Talks discuss the ongoing coronavirus pandemic from a variety of perspectives. Two future episodes planned for the ...
Uppsala professor in reference group for the Coronavirus and the economy
18 augusti 2020
The government has appointed a reference group of economics researchers to examine the economic consequences of the Coronavirus. The group will provide advice to the finance minister and hold regular meetings during 2020.
Increasing levels of violence in Africa
15 juni 2020
New data from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP), Uppsala University, shows that the number of fatalities in organised violence continues to decrease. The declared defeat of Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq has pushed the number of fatal...
“The American dilemma is far from resolved”
15 juni 2020
The police violence in Minneapolis that resulted in the death of George Floyd has once again thrust relations between black and white Americans onto the agenda, a dilemma that will most likely play a central role in this autumn’s presidential elec...
Studying the psychological effects of the pandemic
05 juni 2020
For many people, the past few months have been a trial. Karin Brocki is studying the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on mental health – both among the population at large and in families with young children. Over 1,000 people have already responde...
Distinguished Teaching Awards 2020 announced
05 juni 2020
This year’s winners of Uppsala University’s Distinguished Teaching Awards teach subjects in the fields of pedagogy, political science, surgery and chemistry. The Independent Pedagogical Award has been awarded to Christine Mackay Tircomnicu of the ...
Large variation in personality traits among patients with social anxiety disorder
03 maj 2020
Individuals with social anxiety disorder have markedly different personality traits than others. Emotional instability and introversion are hallmarks, according to a new study from Uppsala University.
Peter J. Katzenstein awarded 2020 Skytte Prize
09 april 2020
Peter J. Katzenstein, Cornell University, USA, has been named the 26th recipient of the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science. He is awarded the prize for “furthering the understanding of how history, culture, and norms shape economies, as well ...
Researcher calls for more democratic online forums
27 mars 2020
It’s been over 20 years since the internet was popularised, but did it really become the democratic arena many hoped for? Doubtful, according to Malin Holm, a researcher at Uppsala University. Power online is basically a reproduction of society at...