Research for a better world
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 a full evaluation of research quality: Quality and Renewal 2011.
Here we present a few of Uppsala University’s prominent researchers and the people behind the research. Research for a better world that raises important questions and contributes solutions to large societal problems.
New Professors 2013
Nearly 30 new professors were inaugurated at Uppsala University in 2013. Here they introduce their research. Read about research in anything from psychology, theoretical philosophy, molecular epidemiology and biology to radiation physics, pedagogics, strength of materials, wireless sensor networks, history and much more. Read the new professors’ research presentations or watch their inaugural lectures.
Eva Forsberg, new professor of pedagogics:
“A recurring theme in my research has been how different ways of shaping education has consequences for norms, knowledge and values that are transmitted from one generation to next.”
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. Do you want your research to make a difference? Does your organization want to develop through research? UU Innovation will help you with advice, contacts and financing.
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.