Welcome to all our new holders of international master scholarships
12 September 2018
More than 100 new holders of international master scholarships were welcomed to Uppsala University at a reception with speeches and mingling at the...
Obesity: a growing problem in South Africa and Sweden
12 September 2018
Health promotion in South Africa presents challenges different to those here at home. “One difference in the process is that we work very closely w...
Climate researcher: “More measurements needed”
6 September 2018
After an unusually warm and dry summer in Sweden the discussion about climate change gained new force. So, what is actually happening to the climat...
U4 and Tartu prepare for European University application
21 June 2018
The U4 universities (Ghent, Göttingen, Groningen and Uppsala) have joined forces with the University of Tartu to prepare an application for the Eur...
Battery researcher Kristina Edström wins KTH Great Prize
20 June 2018
Leading battery researcher Kristina Edström, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Uppsala University, has won the KTH Great Prize for 2018. Her rese...
Uppsala alumnus leads the first alumni network in South Africa
5 June 2018
Uppsala alumnus Irshaad Wadvalla is the first chairman of the newly founded Sweden Alumni Network in South Africa. “It’s very exciting, and we look...
Renewable – and ecologically sustainable?
1 June 2018
Sweden must phase out fossil energy sources – this is the general consensus. But opinions differ on what kinds of energy production society should ...
Launch of new Sweden–South Africa cooperation
17 May 2018
Yesterday, the South Africa Sweden University Forum (SASUF), was opened by Sweden's ambassador to Pretoria, the Vice-Chancellor of Uppsala Universi...
International Master’s programmes see 20 per cent boost in admissions
11 April 2018
Uppsala University’s international Master’s programmes continue their steady growth. The number of students admitted in the first selection round f...
Major collaboration on sustainable development starts with South Africa
15 March 2018
A new international collaboration has just started between Sweden and South Africa. The South Africa–Sweden University Forum (SASUF) is one of the ...
New policy report on innovation ecosystems in Europe
7 March 2018
The European university network – the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities (the Guild) – where Uppsala University is one of 19 member ...
Annual report and budget documents show stable development
1 March 2018
The annual report for 2017 shows that the University is continuing to enjoy stable development. Several important strategic investments have been m...
EIT Health grants millions for the development of innovative diagnostic tools
30 January 2018
With three million Swedish kronor from EIT Health, Peter Bergsten, Professor of Medical Cell Biology at Uppsala University, has joined DeTecT2D, an...
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 a...
Charter & Code, and The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R)
1 January 2018
Uppsala University is applying for the European Commission acknowledgement HR Excellence in Research, an award that indicates that Uppsala Universi...
Sensors to make waste management more climate-friendly
21 December 2017
The waste stations around Uppsala university’s campus area Ekonomikum now have sensors attached. The sensors measure how full the bins are and when...
Grants for research in sustainable global development
20 December 2017
The Swedish Research Council has announced Research Project Grants and Swedish Research Links Research Network Grants in the area of development re...
Malaria researcher receives first SIGHT Award in global health
13 December 2017
Andreas Mårtensson at the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health will receive the SIGHT Award in recognition of excellent scientific achieveme...
Three new honorary doctors at the Faculty of Theology
7 November 2017
Professors Lori G. Beaman, Sidnie White Crawford and Elaine Scarry have been appointed new honorary doctors at Uppsala University’s Faculty of Theo...
Threats from infectious diseases on Uppsala Health Summit agenda
12 October 2017
At the Uppsala Health Summit Tackling Infectious Disease Threats 10–11 October, experts and decision makers from ministries, academia, companies an...
New development plan for Campus Gotland
20 September 2017
The Board of Uppsala University has approved a five-year development plan for Campus Gotland, which clarifies the aims and focus of activities there.
Uppsala University to coordinate national collaborative project with South Africa
28 August 2017
In competition with other Swedish higher education institutions, Uppsala University has been granted SEK 5 million by the Swedish Foundation for In...
Three Uppsala researchers awarded Royal scholarships
17 May 2017
Three Uppsala researchers in technology and natural sciences are to receive scholarships from King Carl XVI Gustaf's 50th Birthday Fund for Science...
Admitted international Master’s students up by one third
21 April 2017
The numbers are in from the second selection round for international Master’s programmes, showing that 32 per cent more students have been admitted...
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...