The 2014 Johan Skytte Prize awarded to David Collier
Professor David Collier at the University of California, Berkeley, is this year’s winner of the Johan Skytte Prize in political science. He has bee...
Three of the nine Distinguished Professors found in Uppsala
For the first time, the Swedish Research Council has made decisions on funding within the Grants Programme for Distinguished Professors. Out of nin...
Simulating in tiny steps led to long-sought-after method
Using computer simulations to predict which drug candidates offer the greatest potential has thus far not been very reliable, because both small dr...
Successful Alumni Reception in Minneapolis on April 11
Uppsala University is a truly global university and our alumni are a very natural part of our global presence. Back in 2010 the first initiative wa...
Fewer differences than expected between girls’ and boys’ sexual experiences
Although a greater proportion of teenage boys than girls watch and fantasise about sex they have seen in pornography, there are no differences betw...
Lactase persistence alleles reveal ancestry of southern African Khoe pastoralists
In a new study a team of researchers lead from Uppsala University show how lactase persistence variants tell the story about the ancestry of the Kh...
Millions in funding towards medical technology
The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research recently decided to grant eight projects SEK 30–33 million each in funding over a five year period fo...
New general concept for the treatment of cancer
A team of researchers from five Swedish universities, led by Karolinska Institutet, have identified a new way of treating cancer. The concept is pr...
Nano-paper filter can remove viruses
Researchers at the Division of Nanotechnology and Functional Materials, Uppsala University have developed a paper filter, which can remove virus pa...
New gel promotes bone growth on implants
A research group at Uppsala University, Sweden has developed a new responsive coating for implants used in surgery to improve their integration int...
First selection for international Master’s programmes done
The results of the first selection for Uppsala University’s international Master’s programmes autumn 2014 are on their way out to the students. In ...
SEK 28 million grant to fund advanced imaging equipment
Uppsala University has received a grant of SEK 28 million from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation towards PET equipment. The new equipment wi...
Open lecture: Conducting the world’s largest election
Next month, more than 800 million people will cast their votes in India’s general election – the world’s largest election. To mark the occasion, th...
New approach makes cancer cells explode
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University have discovered that a substance called Vacquinol-1 makes cells from glioblastoma, the ...
New research on old swear words
‘Bad words’ have always existed. In a new book, a group of researchers from the Nordic countries present the latest research on swearing. How are s...
Limb bone marrow found in 370 million-year-old fish
This week in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, a team of French and Swedish researchers present the earliest fossil evidence for the ...
First DNA study on Linnaeus’s plants published
For the first time, a DNA study has been conducted comparing Linnaeus’s living plants in Uppsala and his plant specimens at the Linnean Society in ...
Full day symposium on Irish America
While Ireland has roughly 5 million inhabitants, there are as many as 30 million Americans said to have Irish roots. “Irish America” is the title o...
Methane-producing microbe blooms in permafrost thaw
In time with the climate warming up, parts of the permafrost in northern Sweden and elsewhere in the world are thawing. An international study publ...
Swedish universities slide in reputation ranking
Yesterday, Times Higher Education released the results of the World Reputation Rankings 2014. This year Uppsala University and Lund University have...