News from Uppsala University
Collaboration for new knowledge in culture and society
Uppsala University is aiming to develop new research collaborations spanning different research subjects. The newly created Centre for Integrated R...
This year’s Rudbeck and Linnaeus Medals awarded
The Rudbeck Medal is being awarded this year to professors Olga Botner, Fred Nyberg and Johan Svedjedal, and the Linnaeus Medal is being awarded to...
University finds misconduct behind plastics study
Uppsala University has now taken a decision in the misconduct case concerning a study on the consumption of microplastics by fish larvae. The Unive...
New dissertation on the treatment of malignant melanoma
Malignant melanoma is one of the most common causes of cancer deaths among young adults. Although treatment for melanoma has improved in recent yea...
Great interest in digital pathology
Which digital tools can help pathologists with the analysis of samples? This was the theme of a workshop on 9 November, for both computer scientist...
Inauguration of The Swedish Centre for Studies of the Internationalisation of Higher Education
Vice-chancellor Eva Åkesson has inaugurated The Swedish Centre for Studies of the Internationalisation of Higher Education.
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 Peace
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.