News from Uppsala University
Statement on the death of honorary doctor Kofi Annan
20 August 2018
This weekend the news reached the world that former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan had passed away. Kofi Annan was Secretary-General of the United...
Nominate for the title Alumnus of the Year
19 August 2018
Now it is time to nominate for the title Alumnus of the Year 2018. Take the opportunity to recognize someone who have inspired you or made a lastin...
Working memory might be more flexible than previously thought
16 August 2018
Breaking with the long-held idea that working memory has fixed limits, a new study by researchers at Uppsala University and New York University sug...
There is not one kind of “good sperm” – it depends on other qualities in the male
16 August 2018
In a study published in Behavioral Ecology researchers from Uppsala University show that the same type of sperm is not always the best for all male...
Magnetic antiparticles offer new horizons for information technologies
15 August 2018
Nanosized magnetic particles called skyrmions are considered highly promising candidates for new data storage and information technologies. Now, ph...
The end-Cretaceous extinction unleashed modern shark diversity
3 August 2018
A study that examined the shape of hundreds of fossilized shark teeth suggests that modern shark biodiversity was triggered by the end-Cretaceous m...
Eruptive behaviour and magma storage at Bali volcano
16 July 2018
A new study by researchers at Uppsala University and INGV, Italy, published in Scientific Reports, sheds light on magma storage under the currently...
Neutrinos in the ice indicate source of cosmic rays
12 July 2018
An international research team that includes researchers from Uppsala University and Stockholm University have identified a likely source for the h...
New research detects brain cell that improves learning
6 July 2018
The workings of memory and learning have yet to be clarified, especially at the neural circuitry level. But researchers at Uppsala University have ...
Striking differences in brains of wild and domestic rabbits
26 June 2018
An international team of scientists has used high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study how domestication has affected brain morphol...
Road to work for migrants – a crucial issue for Sweden
21 June 2018
A costly and desolate trek through social measures or a worthwhile rescue for Sweden? Olof Åslund, Professor of Economics, sees migration as a key ...
U4 and Tartu prepare for European University application
21 June 2018
The U4 universities (Ghent, Göttingen, Groningen and Uppsala) have joined forces with the University of Tartu to prepare an application for the Eur...
Secret of the volcanoes
20 June 2018
There is no risk of an eruption when volcano researcher Steffi Burchardt is out on a research expedition. She studies extinct volcanoes that had er...
Gunilla Lundmark new Managing Director of Uppsala University Holding Company
19 June 2018
On 1 September, Gunilla Lundmark will take office as Managing Director of Uppsala University Holding Company, where she succeeds Lars Jonsson. She ...
Fatalities in organised violence still decreasing
18 June 2018
New data from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP), Uppsala University shows that the number of fatalities in organised violence decreased for ...
European universities issue call for research and innovation
15 June 2018
The European Commission’s proposal for the ninth framework programme for research and innovation, which is part of a long-term budget 2021–2027, ha...
Endocrine-disrupting pesticides impair frog reproduction
14 June 2018
In a new study, researchers from Sweden and Britain have investigated how the endocrine-disrupting substance linuron affects reproduction in the We...
Large-scale whaling in north Scandinavia may date back to 6th century
13 June 2018
The intensive whaling that has pushed many species to the brink of extinction today may be several centuries older than previously assumed. This vi...
Scholarship took him from China to doctorate in Uppsala
10 June 2018
Yan Shao was one of the first Chinese students to receive Anders Wall’s scholarship for a Master’s degree at Uppsala University. Back then he knew ...
First forecasts from ViEWS – the Violence Early-Warning System
8 June 2018
The challenges of preventing, mitigating, and adapting to large-scale political violence are daunting, particularly when violence escalates where i...