Research for a better world
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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.
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 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.”
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.
This research ranges from unfettered pure research to applied research with industrial ties, covering everything from the smallest building blocks of life to advanced engineering.
Comprehensive research in Uppsala targets the alleviation, healing, and cure of diseases and the development of new drugs that will help people to survive and live their life to the fullest.
Research on how people’s conceptions and knowledge are formed in time and space and the economic, political, social, and cultural aspects of social development.
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Upcoming theses at Uppsala University.
Sweden ScienceNet – Data on research projects supported by Vetenskapsrådet, FAS, Formas, VINNOVA, the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research and Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.
Methane-producing microbe blooms in permafrost thaw
In time with the climate warming up, parts of the permafrost in northern Sweden and elsewhere in ...
Abdominal fat accumulation prevented by unsaturated fat
New research from Uppsala University shows that saturated fat builds more fat and less muscle tha...
Detailed study of living cells challenges classic gene regulation model
In all living organisms, genes are regulated by proteins called transcription factors. The establ...
New drug candidate starves dormant cancer cells
In a study published in Nature Communications, researchers at Uppsala University and Karolinska I...
New Horizons is the Uppsala University magazine. Read about research fields of the future, the individuals behind the breakthroughs, new educational programs, and exciting collaborative projects.
International relationships characterised by quality and long-term perspective are a priority, as is the development of strategic collaborations with selected partners. Read about our Internationalisation Programme.
Growth and innovation
Uppsala University plays an active role in society, promoting growth and innovation. In the last ten years some one hundred new companies have been created to develop research breakthroughs.
Grants & Awards
Quality and Renewal
Quality and Renewal, KoF11
An overall evaluation of research at Uppsala University, called ‘Quality and Renewal 2011’, was carried out in 2011.