The Humanities Theatre – a new arena for discussion
Doors will soon open to the new Humanities Theatre – a spectacular auditorium and lecture hall, built as a classical theatre and equipped with the ...
New findings hope for cancer patients with kidney failure
Kidney dysfunction affects more than 50 per cent of all cancer patients, and is directly linked to poor survival. Despite the high occurrence, it i...
Admitted international Master’s students up by one third
The numbers are in from the second selection round for international Master’s programmes, showing that 32 per cent more students have been admitted...
Environmental collapse or sustainable future?
Young people have a bleak view of the future. They believe we are more likely heading towards environmental collapse than towards a sustainable wor...
Amartya Sen awarded the 2017 Johan Skytte Prize
The Johan Skytte Prize annually recognises the most valuable contribution to the field of political science. This year’s prize is awarded to Amarty...
Mandelgren Prize to Michael Neiß
Svenska fornminnesföreningen (the Antiquarian Society of Sweden) has decided to award PhD student and archaeologist Michael Neiß the 2017 Mandelgre...
Four young Uppsala researchers to receive Ingvar Carlsson Award
The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research has decided to award a total of SEK 16 million to four young postdocs at Uppsala University. The proj...
New study reveals how some chickens got striped feathers
Birds show an amazing diversity in plumage colour and patterning. But what are the genetic mechanisms creating such patterns? In a new study publis...
New members appointed to the University Board
At the beginning of April, the Swedish government announced the external members appointed to the Uppsala University Board. The new chair, starting...
Nicolaus Copernicus’ books digitized
The Copernicana Collection at Uppsala University Library is a collection of books that were owned or used by Nicolaus Copernicus (1473–1543), the w...
Revealed: The genes that affect spawning season in herring
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...
Genes key to killer bee’s success
In a new study, researchers from Uppsala University sequenced the genomes of Africanised bees that have invaded large parts of the world to find ou...
Two new supercomputers strengthen important research
Bianca and Rackham are two new supercomputers that were inaugurated at Uppsala University’s UPPMAX on 24 April. They are both unique in different w...
Manuscripts by Carl Linnaeus digitized
Linnaean manuscripts from Uppsala University Library’s collections have been digitized and made available online.
Why do we choose to get vaccinations?
Since vaccines protect not only those who take them, but also the people who otherwise could have been infected, there are many plausible motives f...
New study to resurrect enzymes billions of years old
Members of the international Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP), which seeks to support frontier research in the life sciences, include organisa...
Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia the focus of new Wallenberg Clinical Scholar
Professor Richard Rosenquist Brandell at Uppsala University’s Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology is one of this year’s two new Wallen...
New tool for prognosis and choice of therapy for rheumatoid arthritis
In rheumatoid arthritis, antibodies are formed that affect the inflammation in the joints. In an article published today in the journal Annals of t...
Otto Cars appointed to UN group on antibiotic resistance
Otto Cars, Senior Professor of Infectious Diseases at Uppsala University and founder of the international network ReAct, has been selected as a mem...
B vitamins may reduce negative health effects of air pollution
A new study by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and Uppsala University shows that B vitamins might play a criti...