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).
Young people have poor knowledge of food hygiene
15 juni 2017
Annual cases of food poisoning are estimated at over 500,000, at a societal cost of over SEK 1 billion. Handling food properly is an issue of knowledge and in a new study from Uppsala University, Marie Lange, doctoral student in food science, demo...
Uncertainties among writers aiming to publish
05 juni 2017
One in five people dreams of publishing a novel. At the same time, there are no hard and fast criteria for determining whether a manuscript has the proper traits for publication by an established publisher. This creates a fundamental insecurity am...
Sociologist made a fellow of Gerontological Society of America
29 maj 2017
Sandra Torres, Professor of Social Gerontology at the Department of Sociology at Uppsala University, has been made a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America.
Children at Swedish “gender-neutral” preschools are less likely to gender-stereotype
29 maj 2017
A new study from Uppsala University in Sweden has indicated that the norm-conscious practices used by teachers at preschools termed “gender-neutral” are associated with reductions in children’s tendencies to make gender-stereotypical assumption. T...
New decrease in number of conflict fatalities
10 maj 2017
According to new data from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP), the number of fatalities in organised violence decreased for the second consecutive year in 2016. However, the large share of conflicts with external involvement is a source of c...
Amartya Sen awarded the 2017 Johan Skytte Prize
20 april 2017
The Johan Skytte Prize annually recognises the most valuable contribution to the field of political science. This year’s prize is awarded to Amartya Sen, Thomas W. Lamont Professor at Harvard University.
Why do we choose to get vaccinations?
27 mars 2017
Since vaccines protect not only those who take them, but also the people who otherwise could have been infected, there are many plausible motives for choosing to get vaccinated. Apart from the most obvious – wanting to protect oneself or one’s chi...
One in five overuses electricity at neighbours’ expense
06 mars 2017
Household electricity use falls by more than 30% when residents are obliged to pay for their own personal consumption. This is shown in a new study by researchers at Uppsala University’s and the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), pu...
Forsskål symposium celebrates freedom of the press
21 november 2016
This year, the Swedish Freedom of the Press Act turns 250. The 2016 Forsskål Symposium at Uppsala University focuses on the importance and opportunities of the freedom of the press, but also its threat’s and challenges.
New programme within the field of accounting and finance
25 oktober 2016
The new Master Programme in Accounting and Financial Management is about to start at Uppsala University. The first intake of students to the new programme will be in autumn 2017.
New honorary doctor at the Faculty of Social Sciences
21 oktober 2016
The Faculty of Social Sciences at Uppsala University has appointed Professor Sylvie K. Chetty at the University of Otago, New Zealand, as honorary doctor.
Bolstering communities against climate catastrophes may prevent future violence
18 oktober 2016
Severe drought is associated with a higher incidence of armed conflict among agriculture-dependent populations. Strengthening the status and well-being of these marginalised groups, can reduce the risk of conflict. This is a key finding of a study...
Donation enables new sociology prize
09 september 2016
Uppsala University has received its first donation for sociology to be used for the Hans L. Zetterberg Prize ‘to be awarded yearly to a younger researcher, Swedish or foreign, who, with his/her scientific work in sociology, preferably through frui...
Antidepressants boost CBT for social anxiety
04 juli 2016
Treatments for social anxiety disorder often include either selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), but new research from Uppsala University indicates that social anxiety disorder is best treated wit...