Recent grants and awards
Lars Lannfelt’s award for excellent research from Swedish Alzheimer’s Foundation
01 februari 2019
This year, the Swedish Alzheimer’s Foundation (Alzheimerfonden) has awarded its major research prize, worth SEK 2.5 million, to Lars Lannfelt, Seni...
2018 awards and distinctions
24 januari 2019
Each year Uppsala University awards prizes, distinctions and medals to people who have promoted research, education or development at Uppsala Unive...
Göran Widmalm receives the Ulla and Stig Holmquist Prize
06 december 2018
Göran Widmalm, Professor of Organic Chemistry at Stockholm University, has been awarded the 2018 Ulla and Stig Holmquist Science Prize in Organic C...
Linnaeus and Rudbeck medal winners designated
05 december 2018
The Rudbeck Medal will be presented this year to Professors Per Artursson, Kristina Edström and Lars Engwall, while the Linnaeus Medal will be pres...
New Oscar prize-winners designated
30 november 2018
Uppsala University’s Oscar Prize for young researchers in 2018 has been awarded to Weronica Ek at the Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathol...
“Our challenge is to learn how to live differently”
27 november 2018
Hello there, climate researcher Keri Facer from the University of Bristol. You are Uppsala University’s third visiting Zennström Professor of Clima...
Emma Tysk: Uppsala Student of 2018
23 november 2018
This year’s Uppsala Student of the Year is studying in the Master Programme in Computer and Information Engineering, and also runs her own graphic ...
Keri Facer new Zennström Professor in Climate Change Leadership
22 november 2018
Climate researcher Keri Facer from the University of Bristol will be Uppsala University’s third visiting Zennström Professor of Climate Change Lead...
Ola Larsmo awarded Martin Henriksson Holmdahl Prize
16 november 2018
The Martin Henriksson Holmdahl Prize is Uppsala University’s foremost award for efforts to promote human rights and liberty. This year’s prize is a...
Johanna Lindahl awarded the SIGHT Award 2018
09 november 2018
Johanna Lindahl, senior scientist in veterinary-epidemiology, has been awarded the SIGHT Award 2018 and SEK 100,000 from the Swedish Institute for ...
Contribution to Uppsala’s runic research
07 november 2018
Runic research at Uppsala University has received a donation of USD 15,000 from Swedish-American Myrna G. Smith. Part of the gift is a new contribu...
New honorary doctors at Uppsala University
31 oktober 2018
The nine faculties at Uppsala University have decided who to designate as honorary doctors this academic year. Among the new honorary doctors are r...
New Preses of the Academy of Culinary Arts and Meal Science
19 oktober 2018
Professor Agneta Yngve, Department of food studies, nutrition and dietetics at Uppsala University, was on Thursday October 18th elected as Preses (...
Research about the health of women born abroad
19 oktober 2018
The Royal Society of Arts and Sciences of Uppsala awarded its 2018 prize for outstanding interdisciplinary research to Professor Birgitta Essén.
Björkén Prize awarded to Joseph Minahan och Maria Strömme
09 oktober 2018
Joseph Minahan, Professor of Theoretical Physics, and Maria Strömme, Professor of Nanotechnology, have been awarded the Björkén Prize, Uppsala Univ...
Lars Tranvik awarded prize for research in freshwater ecology
07 september 2018
Professor Lars Tranvik will be awarded with The Ecology Institute Prize 2018 in freshwater ecology. The prize is presented annually since 1986, alt...
Hjärnäpple winner: “Believing is a must”
06 september 2018
“Hello, Håkan Engqvist, Professor of Applied Materials Science and recipient of this year’s Hjärnäpple*, Uppsala University’s prize for successful ...
Four top researchers at Uppsala University win ERC Starting Grants
27 juli 2018
The European Research Council (ERC) has now announced which researchers have been awarded ERC Starting Grants in the 2018 call. A total of EUR 603 ...
Gunilla Lundmark new Managing Director of Uppsala University Holding Company
19 juni 2018
On 1 September, Gunilla Lundmark will take office as Managing Director of Uppsala University Holding Company, where she succeeds Lars Jonsson. She ...
Vice-Chancellor Eva Åkesson to receive King’s Medal
08 juni 2018
H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf has decided to award Uppsala University’s Vice-Chancellor Eva Åkesson and Johan Svedjedal, Professor of Literature, H.M. ...