Solar cells for buildings upgraded in new EU project
It looks like ordinary black glass, but the entire façade produces electricity. The Frodeparken apartment block in Uppsala is covered with thin-fil...
The 2017 Nobel Lectures: Physics, Chemistry, Physiology/Medicine and the Peace Prize
It is a long-standing tradition for the newly awarded Nobel laureates to be invited to Uppsala University in connection with the Nobel Prize ceremo...
Martin H:son Holmdahl Scholarship to theologian and lawyer
The Martin H:son Holmdahl Scholarship is Uppsala University’s foremost award for action to promote human rights and freedoms. This year it goes to ...
Two genomics researchers share the 2017 Björkén Prize
Kerstin Lindblad-Toh, Professor of Comparative Genomics, and Leif Andersson, Professor of Functional Genomics, have together been awarded the Björk...
Fredrik Pettersson: Uppsala Student of the Year
The Uppsala Student of the Year is a well-known figure in student life at the University. Fredrik Pettersson has been First Curator of the Västmanl...
The University does not accept harassment
On Friday 24 November, women researchers published a protest against sexual harassment in academia, under the hashtag #akademiuppropet. There must ...
The origin of a new species of finches observed
Darwin’s finches in the Galápagos archipelago provide an iconic model for the evolution of biodiversity on earth due to natural selection. A team o...
The brain chemistry of shyness
Welcome, Tomas Furmark, Professor in the Department of Psychology. You’ve received research funding from the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and...
Refugee crisis analysed in new project
Was the 2015 refugee crisis a crisis of refugees in itself, or a question of the EU’s internal borders, political polarisation and inadequate crisi...
Genome sequencing reveals extensive inbreeding in wolves
Researchers from Uppsala University and others have for the first time determined the full genetic consequences of intense inbreeding in a threaten...
Dog ownership linked to lower mortality
A team of Swedish scientists have used national registries of more than 3.4 million Swedes aged 40 to 80 to study the association between dog owner...
Catalogue of printed sheet music now available online
To increase the accessibility of special collections catalogues, our Catalogue of sheet music in print -1970 has been digitized and is now searchab...
Uppsala University’s research environments evaluated
Uppsala University has conducted its third, extensive research evaluation. This time, more than 130 external reviewers have focused in particular o...
Another three years for Eva Åkesson
On 9 November, the Government decided to extend Eva Åkesson’s appointment as Vice-Chancellor for a further three years, until 31 December 2020.
Breastfeeding does not protect children against asthma and allergies
The effect of breastfeeding on the risk of developing asthma and allergy has been debated for a long time. In a recent study, Uppsala University re...
“Politicians must address water problems”
Ashok Swain wants to increase political awareness of water problems in the world. With his new appointment as UNESCO Chair on International Water ...
Officially opened: new forum for studies of internationalisation in higher education
On 7 November, Uppsala University’s new Forum for Studies of Internationalisation in Higher Education was officially opened. The ambition is to mak...
Frictionless collaboration that benefits both sides
What are the ingredients for a successful collaboration between universities and industry? One person who’s found the recipe for success is Susanne...
Three new honorary doctors at the Faculty of Theology
Professors Lori G. Beaman, Sidnie White Crawford and Elaine Scarry have been appointed new honorary doctors at Uppsala University’s Faculty of Theo...
Diabetes researchers believe the future is bright
Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases in the world, but as yet there exists no known cure for the malady. Now, as part of an internationa...