Revealed: The genes that affect spawning season in herring
5 April 2017
It is very important for all animals to reproduce at the time of year which gives their progeny the best chance of surviving. A new study, which co...
Otto Cars appointed to UN group on antibiotic resistance
20 March 2017
Otto Cars, Senior Professor of Infectious Diseases at Uppsala University and founder of the international network ReAct, has been selected as a mem...
Recommendations for reorienting teacher education to advance Sustainable Development Goals
15 March 2017
SWEDESD is presenting the results from the first Swedish International Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development conference ...
How to pull off a climate change challenge
8 March 2017
Changing your behavior doesn’t happen overnight, but can it be done during 30 days? Students at CEMUS’ course Global Challenges and Sustainable Fut...
North–South divide in science may hinder action on climate change
4 January 2017
Northern domination of science relevant to climate-change policy and practice globally and lack of research led by researchers in southern countrie...
Collaboration agreement for enhanced competitiveness
9 December 2016
Uppsala University has signed an agreement of intent with Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), a network of Swedish research institutes. Competiti...
Open seminar at Campus Gotland on Urban Sustainability
2 November 2016
'Sustainability Talks' is a series of transdisciplinary seminars at Uppsala University - Campus Gotland. On the 16th of November 2016, Thomas Elmqv...
Renewable energy – not always sustainable
28 October 2016
In a new thesis from Uppsala University, Simon Davidsson shows that a rapid expansion of renewable energy technology is not necessarily sustainable...
Conference: Southern Africa and Nordic countries explore alternatives to New Public Management
8 September 2016
On 7–9 September, university leaders and researchers from southern Africa and the Nordic countries will meet to discuss governance models beyond Ne...
Kevin Anderson is the new Zennström Visiting Professor of Climate Change Leadership
22 August 2016
Climate researcher Kevin Anderson will be Uppsala University’s second holder of the Zennström Visiting Professorship in Climate Change Leadership. ...
Measures to make Swedish universities more international – checklist presented to the government
18 July 2016
Uppsala University, SUHF and the Swedish Institute have produced a checklist of measures to further the internationalisation of Swedish universitie...
New paper filter can remove viruses from water
19 May 2016
A simple paper sheet made by scientists at Uppsala University can improve the quality of life for millions of people by removing resistant viruses ...
Focus on sustainable development
20 January 2016
Uppsala University has made a decision on how to proceed with its work on sustainable development. The strategic programme for this area which was ...
Uppsala students at COP 21 in Paris
8 December 2015
Participants from around 190 countries are gathering at the UN climate change negotiations COP 21 in Paris between November 30 and December 11. The...
Follow COP21 and the student delegation live at the Earth Sciences Library
27 November 2015
The Earth Sciences library will transform a part of the library into a COP21 (United Nations Climate Change Conference) information hub during the ...
SEK 8 Million grant for research in learning and sustainable development
5 November 2015
In stiff competition, SWEDESD together with international partners have been granted funding to conduct research over three years on social learnin...
Project seeks to answer how new genes arise
28 October 2015
One of the most thought-provoking questions in basic biology research is how life first arose and developed on Earth. A new research project is bri...
New material holds promise for future electric cars
23 September 2015
If electric cars are to be used in large numbers, the batteries presently available will need to be replaced by cheaper, safer ones. Researchers in...
Next Zennström Professorship holder to be appointed soon
17 August 2015
The process of appointing the University’s next holder of the Zennström Visiting Professorship in Climate Change Leadership is set to begin soon. T...
Uppsala University to invest in new Antibiotics Centre
2 June 2015
An Uppsala Antibiotics Centre is to be created at Uppsala University. This was announced by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Anders Malmberg at the opening o...
SWEDESD becomes member of GAP Partner Networks
19 May 2015
UNESCO is setting up a global community of practice aiming to contribute to the five Priority Action Areas of the Global Action Programme (GAP) on ...
Wind in the sails of sustainable development
27 April 2015
During a two-week sailing trip on the Baltic Sea, there's a lot of time to learn about sustainable development and make international contacts. And...
Growing interest in geotourism
27 April 2015
According to the Geological Survey of Sweden, (SGU), there is growing interest among the country's municipalities, organisations and other local in...
Zennström climate professorship to Doreen Stabinsky
26 January 2015
Climate researcher Doreen Stabinsky will be Uppsala University’s first holder of the Zennström Visiting Professorship in Climate Change Leadership....
Facilitating multi-stakeholder collaboration – a new handbook
21 January 2015
SWEDESD and partners have published a handbook based on recent experiences and insights from collaborative learning initiatives in 18 cities on thr...
Multi-billion Euro initiative for sustainable use of materials
10 December 2014
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has selected the consortium ‘RawMatTERS’, with more than 100 leading partners in industry...
Improved catalysers could reduce nitrogen oxides in diesel exhausts
18 September 2014
It is fully doable to reduce environmentally harmful nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel engines by improving the aftertreatment system in catalys...
Innovations in hot IT area to be led from Uppsala University
5 June 2014
Almost everything in our environment can now be equipped with a sensor and a chip and connected to the Internet. Possible applications are availabl...
Uppsala seminar to strengthen education for a sustainable planet
28 April 2014
125 researchers, policy makers, teachers and educators are invited to join the seminar “ESD – Call for Action” on 3 June 2014 at Blåsenhus, Uppsala...
Twenty-six per cent increase in admitted international Master’s students
25 April 2014
The second round of selections for Uppsala University’s international Master’s programmes has just been announced. The number of admitted students ...
Professor Leif Andersson awarded Wolf Prize
17 January 2014
Professor Leif Andersson of the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Uppsala University, has been awarded a 2014 Wolf Prize in Agri...
Record number of applicants for international Master’s programmes
16 January 2014
7,132 students have applied for Uppsala University’s international Master’s programmes starting autumn 2014, an increase of 52 per cent since 2013....
Welcome to TEDxUppsalaUniversity
25 August 2013
On September 21st 2013 the inaugural TEDxUppsalaUniversity will come to Uppsala. TED and TEDx are highly successful world-wide concepts that allow ...
Official opening of Uppsala University – Campus Gotland 1 July
19 June 2013
The 1 July, Gotland University will become part of Uppsala University under the name of Campus Gotland. Welcome to join us for the opening ceremony!
Winners of 2013 Pedagogical Awards selected
27 May 2013
This year’s winners of the Pedagogical Awards teach rhetoric, economics, pharmaceutical bioscience and mathematics. The free Pedagogical Prize goes...
Tarja Halonen gives 2013 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture
26 April 2013
Women’s participation in the sustainable world is the subject when Tarja Halonen, Finland’s president 2000–2012, gives this year’s Dag Hammarskjöld...
Slight increase in number of admitted Master’s students
18 April 2013
The second round of selections for Uppsala University’s international Master’s programmes has been completed. 730 students have been admitted for t...
Greater demand for Uppsala University’s international Master’s programmes
18 January 2013
The 15 January was the last day to apply for Uppsala University’s international Master’s programmes autumn 2013. The number of applicants has incre...
Walloons and Swedes gather once again around raw materials
14 December 2012
In 2010, Wallonie Bruxelles International and Uppsala University have signed an agreement aiming at promoting an increased collaboration between th...
What happens when we run out of oil?
16 November 2012
No army can stop an idea whose time has come. This quote from Victor Hugo comes at the end of Professor Kjell Alekletts new book “Peeking at Peak O...
Green humanists join the environmental debate
16 November 2012
In the environmental and climate debate, scientists are often brought in as experts. But let’s not forget humanists! ‘We can contribute expertise a...
Uppsala scientist receives funding for solar cell research
29 August 2012
The scientific cooperation network KORANET has granted €50,000 in funding to Uppsala University professor Rajeev Ahuja at the Department of Physics...
Uppsala University new member of network for collaboration with China
26 March 2011
Uppsala University recently became a member of a European university network in Beijing - European University Centre at Peking University (EUC) – t...
Ocean waves -- our new electricity supplier
1 July 2010
Uppsala researchers have developed an entirely unique energy technology that is adapted to the slow movements of waves. Now this technology is to b...
Uppsala University competing for strategic funding
18 March 2009
This week the Vice Chancellor submitted Uppsala University’s applications for the strategic research funding that the government made available wit...
New book provides social scientific perspective on sustainable fishing
9 September 2008
Life is being threatened in our oceans, and many species are redlisted and in need of policies that can quickly lead to sustainable fishing. In a ...
New methods create superior solar-energy technology
17 April 2008
Linda Brus has developed and tested new methods of making solar-energy plants more competitive.