Uppsala University named Peace Center in stiff competition

Press release
27 April 2011

In keen international competition, Uppsala University has been named one of Rotary International’s seven international Peace Centers. This means that students from all over the world will be able to receive Rotary scholarships to pursue a master program in peace and conflict studies at Uppsala.

- Rotary’s decision is a source of tremendous pride for us. The field of peace, security, and democracy is one of our University’s truly robust areas in research and education, and it means a great deal to us to have been selected among more than 100 universities in the world, says Anders Hallberg, Vice Chancellor of Uppsala University.

Rotary Peace Fellowships from the Rotary Foundation enable students to win scholarships in tough competition to study peace and conflict studies for two years at an internationally leading university.

- It is, of course, a great honor to be recognized as offering world-class education, says Peter Wallensteen, holder of the Dag Hammarskjöld Professorship in Peace and Conflict Research at the University. This is an effect of our long-term quality work in education and research. It has resulted in bright international students already finding their way here.

- We have had strong support from Swedish Rotary in this process, and we look forward to continued collaboration both nationally and internationally.

Read more on Rotary website.

For more information, please contact the department chair, Associate Professor Erik Noreen phone: +46 (0)18-471 23 56, erik.noreen@pcr.uu.se or Professor Peter Wallensteen, +46(0)70-675 26 79, peter.wallensteen@pcr.uu.se

Suzanne Brenning, Rotary Sweden, 070-992 86 80, suzanne.brenning@telia.com
Sandra Pruefer, +41-44-387 7116, sandra.pruefer@rotary.org
Vivian Fiore, + 1-847-866 3234, vivian.fiore@rotary.org

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