News on social sustainability
“There wasn't one Soviet Union – there were a lot of Soviet Unions”
27 januari 2023
Hello there, Li Bennich-Björkman, professor at the Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies and Skyttean Professor of Eloquence and Political Sci...
Early tastings shorten breastfeeding
19 januari 2023
The earlier infants begin to taste small samples of solid food, the earlier they eat more food and stop breastfeeding. This is shown in a new study...
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 ...
The history of Easter Island can teach us about sustainability
08 december 2022
Tourism has exploded on Easter Island over the last twenty years – something that has led to both financial gain and major encroachments on the is...
Tablet computers make preschool children’s play less creative
21 november 2022
Preschool children's play involving tablets is less creative and imaginative compared to their play involving physical toys. This is shown in a new...
Discovering the way to sustainable workplaces
10 november 2022
All companies and organisations work towards healthy working environments and employees, but what determines whether a workplace succeeds? In Swede...
The vulnerability of surrogate mothers in a global market
17 oktober 2022
A new dissertation on surrogacy highlights Thai women's experiences of having acted as surrogate mothers. The dissertation shows the women's vulner...
Energy: EU fuel tax cuts could increase Russian oil profits
19 september 2022
An EU-wide fuel tax cut of €0.20 per litre could increase oil profits in Russia by more than €8 million per day in the first one to three years, ac...
The teacher who thought twice to create a better school
09 september 2022
How can we make schools more orderly? How can we create a pleasant, peaceful classroom environment where students learn what is required and no one...
In search of a sustainable food sector
18 augusti 2022
New proteins, wild berries and experimental food production. Could this be the key to more sustainable food production? The FINEST innovation cente...
Municipal housing policy influences refugee reception
05 juli 2022
Municipalities can use their local housing policy to influence the extent to which refugees are able to settle in the municipality in the long term...
Small places can have big voices on sustainability issues
01 juli 2022
Hello Owe Ronström, organiser of four seminars on sustainability at Almedalen together with Swaminathan Ramanathan. The panelists include guests fr...
Political intolerance limits debate in Sweden
16 juni 2022
Political intolerance is high in Sweden, and more than half are reluctant to express their views in public. This is shown in a survey conducted by ...
Tourism as a tool for sustainable local development
13 juni 2022
Marije Poort, a PhD student at Uppsala University’s Campus Gotland, is focusing on sustainable destination development. Marije is exploring how peo...
Midwives want continuity for pregnant people
31 maj 2022
Over half of midwives are positive towards following the same person throughout their pregnancy, labour, and the early stages following childbirth....
Cultural heritage – a target in war
17 maj 2022
In the world heritage city of Visby, Mattias Legnér conducts research into cultural heritage in conflict zones. A lot of times, cultural heritage b...
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...
Putin’s vision of a conservative orthodox superpower
06 april 2022
Following traditional, conservative and Christian Orthodox ideals, in contrast to the “morally adrift” West, and defending Russia as a superpower. ...
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...
Online source evaluation important in wartime
07 mars 2022
Hello there Thomas Nygren, member of the EU’s expert group on fake news and online disinformation and professor at the Department of Education. Wha...