News from Uppsala University
Research on work environment and health to receive funding
Through their jointly owned organisation AFA Insurance, the labour market parties in Sweden are providing over 28 million SEK in funding for nine n...
New discovery for better batteries
Materials researchers at Uppsala University have made new discoveries in understanding energy storage in lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. This will ...
Jon Elster awarded this year’s Johan Skytte Prize
This year's Johan Skytte Prize for outstanding contribution to Political Science is awarded to Professor Jon Elster, Robert K. Merton Professor in ...
Mathematics research to be given a boost
Fifteen prominent mathematicians will receive funding to bring Swedish mathematics research back to the international top. Four of them are based a...
New plant species found in east Himalaya
The alpine vegetation of Arunachal Pradesh in East Himalaya is still poorly known. For those who manage to get access (and have the energy to climb...
New tool improves treatment of atrial fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of stroke. Treatment with oral anticoagulation reduces this risk but instead increases the risk of bleeding....
International Master’s programmes an attractive choice
The first round of admission for the international Master’s programmes at Uppsala University is finished. 1 437 students have been admitted to the ...
Online international collaboration demonstrates reliabiblty of quantum simulations
Scientists from Uppsala University teamed up with colleagues from over 30 universities and institutes to investigate to what extent quantum simulat...
Decreased blood vessel leakage can improve cancer therapy
Cancer therapy is often hampered by the accumulation of fluids in and around the tumour, which is caused by leakage from the blood vessels in the t...
Uppsala physicist ranked as one of Europe’s foremost
Henrik Johansson, senior lecturer in theoretical physics at the Department of Physics and Astronomy and ranked as one of the foremost researchers i...
Uppsala University to consolidate efforts in racism research
Today, society is faced with the difficult situation of an increasing number of refugees and burgeoning racism, and the work for social inclusion i...
WHO to collaborate with ReAct in fight against antibiotic resistance
The Uppsala University-based network ReAct recently presented a so-called Toolbox developed to guide actors in curbing antimicrobial resistance at ...
Small birds' vision: superfast rather than sharp
One may expect a creature that darts around its habitat to be capable of perceiving rapid changes visually. Yet birds are famed more for their good...
New research sheds light on the life of Saint Erik
The saint's legend speaks of a king who died a dramatic death in battle outside the church where he had just celebrated mass. But what can modern s...
Three UU researchers granted positions by the Swedish Cancer Society
The Swedish Cancer Society has decided to award Anna Dimberg, Patrick Micke and Marika Nestor grants for research positions. Researchers from the D...
Join the UU Delegation in developing a new Global Citizenship Program
Faculty and students from seven international universities will come together at a workshop in Uppsala during 18-21st April, marking the first meet...
Mosquito CSI – Bacteria reveal information of recent events in a mosquito’s life
Researchers at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and Uppsala University in Sweden have found that the bacteria on and in a mala...
Evolutionary ‘selection of the fittest’ measured
A difference of one hundredth of a percent in fitness is sufficient to select between winners and losers in evolution. For the first time researche...
New cancer treatment to be tested
The Swedish Medical Products Agency and the Regional Ethics Committee have approved the initiation of a clinical trial for a completely new form of...
Bird species found to use syntax
Human communication is powered by rules for combining words to generate novel meanings. Such syntactical rules have long been assumed to be unique ...