Grants and Awards
Meeting Tomorrow’s Challenges
At Uppsala University research is being conducted to understand our society, make the world better and make life simpler. Research that offers new perspectives on fundamental scientific questions as well as contributing to a sustainable environment, human health and the development of society.
Read about Uppsala University’s research strategies and strong research areas in science and technology, medicine and pharmacy, and humanities and social sciences. See also research areas at the department level.
See our full evaluation of research quality: Quality and Renewal 2011.
Innovation and development
Wave power, new materials, cancer vaccines, robots, smart windows, machine translation, 3D optics, PET technology, and micromotors are a few examples of activities and products that have grown out of the University’s research, creating some one hundred new companies in the last ten years. UU Innovation is Uppsala University’s organization for supporting commercialization and collaboration with the business community.
Uppsala University is now part of three Knowledge and Innovation Communities selected by the EIT. Since 2011, Uppsala University has been part of the KIC InnoEnergy, and in December 2014 the consortia RawMatTERS and EIT Health, where Uppsala University is a member, were selected as KICs.
New Horizons Magazine
New Horizons is Uppsala University’s magazine showcasing current research, the people behind the discoveries, new programmes and courses and exciting collaborative projects.
Every issue of New Horizons features a spotlight on a particular field of research. Here we offer a glimpse into current ongoing research at Uppsala University. Read about world-leading research and scientific breakthroughs.
Support Uppsala University
Your contribution will make a difference. There are many ways of supporting Uppsala University and we truly appreciate every gift, regardless of size. A lot of important research being conducted today has only been possible thanks to generous donors. Attractive projects are being developed within science, education and culture for our donors to invest in.