This year´s Johan Skytte Prize winner announced
12 April 2010
What is the connection between political economy and democracy? Polish-American Adam Przeworski, Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor of European St...
Faster route to new drugs
6 April 2010
With the help of microwaves, new drug molecules can be artificially created more quickly. The technology developed by Professor Mats Larhed at the ...
Deaf regain hearing
17 March 2010
With the help of various types of implants, many deaf people today can regain at least parts of their hearing. It is possible to replace damaged ha...
Troublesome green algae turned into green battery
15 March 2010
The unwanted blooming of the green alga Cladophora along the Baltic coast, and elsewhere in the world, may not only be a bad thing. A research team...
Seeds from Moringa tree can purify water
15 March 2010
Pure water is vital to humans, and in many countries there is a great need for alternative, inexpensive purification methods. In collaboration with...
Historians to shed light on women’s work
15 March 2010
We know very little about what people worked with in the past – and especially little about women. Now a database about women’s work is being creat...
Viruses in the service of humankind
11 March 2010
Cancer is one of our major public health diseases. The creation of viruses that benefit humankind is an example of Uppsala University research desi...
Millions donated to gene research to create new Swedish global stars
25 February 2010
The Beijer Laboratory at Uppsala University has received a SEK 10.8 million from the Kjell and Märta Beijer Foundation. The donation, distributed a...
University wants to see dramatic commitment to excellence in education
22 February 2010
The year 2009 brought 1,700 more students and increased funding for research at Uppsala University. In the coming three years, above all, the Unive...
Celsius-Linnaeus Lectures on unknown worlds
18 February 2010
The mystery of quantum physics and the potential of genetic research to create new life: this years Celsius-Linnaeus Lectures deal with two of the ...
Save energy with smart windows
17 February 2010
Do you have a battery layer in your window that regulates the amount of light coming through? You don’t? But in the future this may be possible. Re...
SciLifeLab Uppsala invites research collaboration
16 February 2010
Finding pathological genes and new possibilities for diagnosis and treatment is the goal as Science for Life Laboratory in Uppsala now commences it...
Governmental millions for solar cell research
15 February 2010
Solar cell research at the Uppsala University Department of Engineering Sciences at Ångström Laboratory has been granted SEK 22 million in funding ...
Governmental decision to back commercial wave power
11 February 2010
Today the Swedish Energy Agency decided to contribute SEK 139 million to a full-scale wave power array outside of Smögen, off the west coast of Swe...
Footprints that alter history
15 January 2010
Researchers at Uppsala University, working with Polish scientists, have discovered fossil footprints from land-dwelling animals that are 395 millio...
Uppsala University readies for future challenges
12 November 2009
A new program for internationalization and an action plan for stable growth with quality and the future in focus. These, among other things, were a...
Dinosaurs all day – in English
10 November 2009
It is time for Dinosaur Day once again this coming Sunday. For the third year in a row, the Museum of Evolution will offer a special day of lecture...
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to lecture at Uppsala University
25 September 2009
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is scheduled to visit Uppsala University and give a public lecture in the Grand Auditorium of the University Main ...
Positive signals about strategic allocations
15 June 2009
Today the research councils in Sweden presented their proposals regarding how funding for strategic research in the first 20 of a total of 24 selec...
No new mathematical solution by Swedish Teen
1 June 2009
Swedish and international media have recently reported that a 16-year old Swede has presented the solution to the Bernoulli numbers. This is not co...
Unauthorized work published in the University’s Acta Series
27 May 2009
The manuscript Textual Analysis of a Recovered Memory Trial Assisted by Computer Search for Keywords was not approved for publication by the Uppsal...
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...
DNA-analysis of hair in project aiming at identification of Copernicus
23 November 2008
In a collaborative project between Swedish and Polish scientists large efforts has been made in a project to identify the remains of Nicolaus Coper...
Blood fat medicine can kill cancer cells
21 November 2008
The substance simvastatin kills cancer cells and can reduce the risk of blood clots in cancer patients. Experimental studies also show that low do...
Violent video games affect biological systems
13 November 2008
An article published electronically yesterday in the scientific journal Acta Paediatrica, describes how heart rate and sleep in boys are affected b...
Dinosaurs - in English
12 November 2008
On Sunday, November 16, the Museum of Evolution will present a whole day for English-speaking residents of Uppsala.
New strategic commitments decided for 2009
6 November 2008
Uppsala University is continuing its strategic commitments, focusing on quality and renewal. Energy research, peace research, and medical research...
New methods takes temperature of fusion reactor
23 October 2008
For fusion energy to be commercially viable, better methods are needed for metering the temperature and output in a fusion reactor. In his doctoral...
More students taking master’s programs taught in English
16 September 2008
Nearly 400 students have registered for this autumn’s master’s programs taught in English at Uppsala University. Most of them are from countries i...
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 material repairs teeth and fractured vertebrae
9 September 2008
Dental and medical care is constantly looking for new materials to improve care procedures. In his doctoral dissertation Jesper Lööf has worked wi...
Uppsala University on prestigious ranking list
20 August 2008
Uppsala University occupies 71st place in the major ranking of the world’s universities that is carried out every year by Shanghai Jiao Tong Univer...
Linnaeus Grants to strong Uppsala teams
20 June 2008
SEK 184 million over ten years in Linnaeus Grants. This is what Uppsala University received when the Swedish Research Council and the Swedish Rese...
Kai Siegbahn exhibition opens with symposium
23 April 2008
The Uppsala professor and Nobel prizewinner Kai Siegbahn, who would have been 90 in April, is getting his own permanent exhibition at the Ångström ...
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.
More reliable forecasts regarding algal bloom in lakes
17 April 2008
One method of reducing algal blooms in eutrophied lakes is to build purification plants or manure pits nearby. In order to estimate whether this is...
Main contact a clue in the battle against cancer
15 April 2008
By cutting off the nutritional supply to tumours through treacherous blood vessels, it will perhaps be possible to gain ground in the battle agains...
Promising new material for hydrogen storage
11 April 2008
You can investigate the hydrogen storage properties of different materials effectively with the aid of heavyweight computer calculations. Carlos Mo...
Several of Sweden's hottest technology companies stem from Uppsala research
12 March 2008
The Swedish magazines Ny Teknik (New Technology) and Affärsvärlden (Business World) have jointly identified the 33 most interesting new technology ...
Major investment gives new boost to microtechnology research for space
13 February 2008
VINNOVA and the Swedish National Space Board are making a major investment in research and development of pioneering space technology at Uppsala Un...
Custom-tailored courses for employers forge new contacts
5 February 2008
Uppsala University Education, the University’s unit for commissioned education, is making major commitments in the form of custom-tailored courses ...
Bioethics and research ethics in focus
10 January 2008
Uppsala University pools its resources and focuses on research ethics. This year a new Interfaculty Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics has been...
Uppsala Health Summit seeking smart solutions in ageing society
30 November 0002
Get set for 3-4 June: Uppsala University, together with seven other Swedish actors, has invited politicians, opinion-makers and experts from health...