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Hear what Uppsala University researchers have to say on different hot societal issues. Here you will find facts, new viewpoints and knowledge that is both deep and broad.

Antibiotic resistance

Antibiotics save lives around the world every day. But the growing problem of bacterial resistance is a serious public health threat, which the European Antibiotic Awareness Day calls attention to each year on 18 November. If we are not able to overcome the difficulties of developing new antibiotics and making sure they are available worldwide, antibiotic resistance will continue to be one of the greatest threats to healthcare across the globe.

Spotlight on antibiotic resistance


Democracy means government by the people, but how is the will of the people realised? In recent years, populist parties critical of parts of our democratic systems have won growing numbers of votes in general elections. One of democracy’s problems today is ‘alternative facts’ or half-truths being spread online. What news can one actually trust?

Spotlight on democracy

Combatting cancer

The number of cancer patients could double in 25 years. In spite of significant advances, researchers face ever greater challenges. Read on to hear what a number of Uppsala University researchers have to say about the current state of cancer research.

Spotlight on combatting cancer