News on migration and racism
Long road into work for highly educated refugees
17 januari 2023
Highly educated refugees who come to Sweden have to wait a long time before they are able enter the labour market, as shown by research at Uppsala ...
Political exclusion risks undermining democracy
05 december 2022
COLUMN. There are clear signs that the current political system is unable to offer all people equal opportunities to participate in political life ...
“A successful climate transition could help create a more peaceful world”
05 oktober 2022
Russia's war in Ukraine should be a reminder that we cannot continue to consume oil to the extent we do today. Nina von Uexkull is a peace and conf...
“The Sweden Democrats’ discourse has become normalised”
14 september 2022
The Sweden Democrats surpassed the Moderate Party and will now be a force to be reckoned with. What type of government are we most likely to see? A...
Mass exodus calls for many health actions
07 april 2022
What health measures need implementing for people fleeing from the war in Ukraine? Soorej Jose Puthoopparambil, researcher and Senior Lecturer at U...
Parents with a low education level discriminated in school choice
07 april 2022
Parents with a higher education and parents with Swedish names are treated better when they contact schools for information prior to choosing a sch...
12 million Ukrainians expected to flee to the EU
30 mars 2022
Some 12 million Ukrainian refugees are expected to come to the EU. It's anticipated that more than one in three of them will want to travel to Germ...
Transforming space and society in Kiruna
24 mars 2022
State and corporate ideas about nature, people and the future played a decisive role in the development of Kiruna as a mining town over a century a...
How the Sami were affected by research in “racial biology”
10 december 2021
Work at the Swedish State Institute for Racial Biology involved categorising ethnic groups into distinct races and evaluating them in relation to o...
Sweden’s first WHO Collaborating Centre for Migration and Health
06 december 2021
International maternal and child health at Uppsala University’s Department of Women's and Children's Health has been appointed as a WHO Collaborati...
Telling the story of Sweden’s Jews
11 november 2021
"There are many ways of being Swedish, and being Jewish is one of them." These words set the seal on Carl Henrik Carlsson’s history of the Jews in ...
Linnaeus’ complicated relationship with racism
07 maj 2021
Since June 2020, Carl Linnaeus has been a subject of debate in Sweden and around the world. What sparked it off were the actions of the Black Lives...
Scientific evaluation of matched integration meetings
07 maj 2021
For the first time, a scientific study is to be conducted of an integration activity involving matched meetings between established and new Swedes....
Important to understand the flow of refugees from conflicts
24 februari 2021
Hello there, Margareta Sollenberg, a researcher at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research. You were recently awarded a grant from the Swedis...
International initiative on migrant health data
22 januari 2021
In a collaboration with Uppsala University, the WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe) has published new technical guidance describing why and...
Insecure housing situation drives Roma migration
21 januari 2021
Building or improving one’s own home is a strong motive for Roma who migrate from one European country to another. Their everyday life is marked by...
Researchers highlight major flaws in EU refugee policy
08 december 2020
European refugee policy from 2015 onwards can be described as a failure, believe researchers working on the EU project RESPOND, which has studied t...
Black Lives Matter brings sharper focus to the situation in Sweden
12 oktober 2020
The Black Lives Matter demonstrations in Sweden are partly a question of showing solidarity and supporting the struggle of African Americans in the...
“The American dilemma is far from resolved”
15 juni 2020
The police violence in Minneapolis that resulted in the death of George Floyd has once again thrust relations between black and white Americans ont...
International research project contributes to better reception of migrants
16 december 2019
EU member states need to create a structure for internal solidarity and a better reception of migrants that begins outside Europe’s borders, says Ö...