News from Uppsala University
Uppsala University ranked number 77 in new world ranking
17 augusti 2020
Uppsala University is in the top 100 in the new ranking of world universities recently published by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. In the 2020 A...
The VR game that takes you to medieval Visby
14 augusti 2020
Using a VR helmet, you can try your hand at archery in 14th century Visby. This new VR game has been developed by the game company Disir, which was...
Carolina Rediviva's shop and exhibition hall open again
13 augusti 2020
Monday, August 17, the shop and exhibition hall in Carolina Rediviva will open again after being closed during the spring. The opening hours are 12...
Sharp rise in child mortality due to COVID-19 restrictions in Nepal
12 augusti 2020
In a Lancet Global Health article, researchers from Uppsala University show how Nepalese restrictions prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic have result...
New findings on enzymes with important role in SARS-CoV-2 infection
04 augusti 2020
Researchers at Uppsala University have described the presence, throughout the human body, of the enzyme ACE2. This is thought to be the key protein...
Research on metallic nanoparticles may lead to improved solar cells
28 juli 2020
In a new study, a research group at Uppsala University explain their outstanding success in harvesting “hot electron holes”. The results of their w...
Unexpected associations found between drug response and cell changes in brain cancer
15 juli 2020
Therapies for treating glioblastoma brain cancer can be delivered with greater precision and existing drugs can be used in new ways. These are the ...
Uppsala one of nine institutions in European University on sustainable cities
09 juli 2020
The Enlight consortium, of which Uppsala University is a member, will be one of 24 new European university partnerships to receive funding from the...
New light on evolution of teeth
08 juli 2020
The evolution of our teeth began among ancient armoured fishes more than 400 million years ago. In the scientific journal Science, an international...
Palm trees most abundant in American rainforests
06 juli 2020
Characteristics of palm trees differ from those of other tropical trees in many ways. In a major new study led by scientists at Uppsala University,...
Voluntary measures to prevent Coronavirus infection were very effective
02 juli 2020
Voluntary measures taken by individuals to reduce the spread of infection have been crucial in limiting the number of cases and deaths from COVID-1...
New solar forecasting model performs best
29 juni 2020
A new mathematical model for predicting variations in solar irradiance has been developed at Uppsala University. It may help to promote more effici...
Novel function of platelets in tumour blood vessels found
25 juni 2020
Scientists at Uppsala University have discovered a hitherto unknown function of blood platelets in cancer. In mouse models, these platelets have pr...
A vital game of hide-and-seek elucidated by novel single-molecule microscopy
25 juni 2020
Life depends on an intricate game of hide-and-seek taking place inside the cell. New research, which is now published in the journal Nature, sheds ...
Molecular simulations show how drugs block key receptors
24 juni 2020
Many pharmaceuticals work by targeting what are known as “G-protein-coupled receptors”. In a new study, scientists from Uppsala University describe...
Corona crisis scholarships for international students
23 juni 2020
Many international students have suffered financially during the coronavirus pandemic. Vice-Chancellor Eva Åkesson yesterday approved coronavirus-r...
Innovation Prize to Sara Mangsbo
22 juni 2020
This year, the Uppsala University Innovation Prize for outstanding transfer of knowledge – the Hjärnäpple* –goes to Sara Mangsbo, Assistant Profess...
Decision taken on new vice-rectors
17 juni 2020
Uppsala University’s current vice-rectors and deputy vice-rectors reach the end of their term of office on 30 June. The Vice-Chancellor has now dec...
Operational plan adopted to promote further positive development
17 juni 2020
Uppsala University contributes to the growth of knowledge and to solutions to the major challenges facing society through top quality research and ...
Anders Hagfeldt proposed as new Vice-Chancellor of Uppsala University
17 juni 2020
On 17 June the University Board decided to propose Anders Hagfeldt, Professor of Physical Chemistry, as new Vice-Chancellor of Uppsala University f...