Revolution in the age of social media
Have social media changed the conditions for uprisings and protest movements around the world? New concepts like ‘‘Twitter revolution” are widely u...
Dramatic start sparked will to struggle
A Tunisian vegetable vendor immolates himself in protest against the country’s government. The event launches an uprising that brings down the pres...
New research collaboration on free electron lasers
Today, November 28, Uppsala University, together with the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Stockholm University, is signing a declaration of...
New Vice Chancellor and Deputy Vice Chancellor for Uppsala University with new year
It has now been decided who will be the new Vice Chancellor and Deputy Vice Chancellor of Uppsala University. On January 1, Eva Åkesson will become...
Expert evaluation gives high marks to research
Research at Uppsala University meets a high standard, with more than 90 areas of research warranting classification as “world-leading.” This is one...
New analytical method enhances the possibility of selecting optimal cancer treatment
For a cancer treatment to be adapted to each individual patient, a large number of tumor samples need to be examined carefully. Collaboration betwe...
Time to talk about ethics!
The Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB) is starting an ethics blog! In the blog, researchers from CRB discuss their own research and comme...
Smart materials that get bone to heal
Bone tissue is very good at self-healing, but in many situations the natural healing process is not sufficient. In a dissertation at Uppsala Univer...
Uppsala University visits China
In early November, the vice-chancellor Professor Anders Hallberg is traveling to China together with a delegation from Uppsala University to partic...
Language scholars solved 18th-century cipher
Together with an American colleague, two language scholars at Uppsala University have deciphered a hand-written manuscript from the 1730s. The manu...
Ranking: Uppsala University among the 100 best in the world
Times Higher Education has carried out a new ranking of the universities throughout the world. Uppsala University is one of the 100 best.
Gerontological research in focus at Uppsala conference
On September 21-23 Swedish and Japanese researchers are meeting in Uppsala for a three-day conference on gerontological research in an interdiscipl...
Peace laureate Ebadi on human rights
The Iranian human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi will visit Uppsala University on October 8. She will give a public le...
Former UN president Eliasson on peace, development, and human rights
Peace, development, and human rights are the theme for Jan Eliasson, diplomat and foreign minister of Sweden April–October 2006, when he delivers t...
New on the Web
On September 8 the central Web pages within www.uu.se are being moved to a new publishing system.
Uppsala University best in Sweden in new world rankings
Uppsala University is among the top 100 and ranks best in Sweden as QS World University Rankings 2011/12 ranks universities throughout the world.
Lizard genome mapped for first time
A lizard genome has been mapped for the first time ever, by an international research team led by Kerstin Lindblad-Toh of the Broad Institute (U.S....
Exciting discovery about the origin of humans
A major evolutionary biological study, performed partly by researchers at Uppsala University, reveals what has driven the evolution of new forms of...
Major advanced cancer study to be led by Uppsala University
Several prominent cancer researchers are now joining forces in an advanced new cancer study. The goal is to understand which tumors will be difficu...
Uppsala University places high in world ranking
This year’s edition of the prestigious Shanghai ranking shows that Uppsala University is one of the 100 foremost universities in the world. The Uni...