Recent grants and awards
2017 Gustaf Adolf Medals awarded
13 March 2017
Five Elder Gustaf Adolf Medals in gold and two in silver have been awarded to employees at Uppsala University.
How to pull off a climate change challenge
8 March 2017
Changing your behavior doesn’t happen overnight, but can it be done during 30 days? Students at CEMUS’ course Global Challenges and Sustainable Fut...
SEK 71 million in grants secured for science and technology research environments
6 March 2017
The Swedish Research Council has decided on grants for research environments in science and technology. Uppsala University is the recipient of thre...
Eva Åkesson appointed member of Tartu University Council
17 February 2017
The government of Estonia has appointed Uppsala University Vice-Chancellor Eva Åkesson as new member of Tartu University Council. Professor Åkesson...
Uppsala University big data research secures SEK 59 million
13 February 2017
The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) will provide a total of SEK 200 million to seven different research projects on handling extrem...
Horizon award to Per Venge for quick blood test
9 February 2017
Per Venge, professor of clinical chemistry at Uppsala University’s Department of Medical Sciences, has been awarded the EU Commission’s Horizon Pri...
Uppsala researcher is Sweden’s most cited in computer sciences
7 February 2017
We had a few words with Peter Stoica, Professor of Systems Modeling at the Department of Information Technology who has been ranked number 1 in Swe...
Millions for Environmental Law Projects
17 January 2017
The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency recently decided to fund two research projects connected to the Law Faculty. Jan Darpö, project leader ...
Research grants awarded to fight dementia
16 January 2017
Dementia is one of the world’s greatest health issues. 47 million people around the world are affected and a new case is discovered every three sec...
SEK 12 million to nanosensor research
15 December 2016
The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research has selected 20 researchers at Swedish higher education institutions who will receive SEK 12 million ...
2016 Ulla and Stig Holmquist prizewinner selected
12 December 2016
Professor Kristina Luthman at Gothenburg University’s Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology has been selected winner of the Ulla and Stig H...
Science & SciLifeLab Grand Prize to Neir Eschel at Stanford University
12 December 2016
Neir Eshel, psychiatry resident at Stanford University, has discovered how interactions between brain neurons make us able to predict the consequen...
2016 Holmdahl Scholarship recipients selected
8 December 2016
The Martin Henriksson Holmdahl Scholarship is Uppsala University’s finest award for efforts that further human rights and freedoms. This year, the ...
Kristina Edström appointed Adviser to the Vice-Chancellor for research infrastructure
6 December 2016
Kristina Edström, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry (Ångström Laboratory) and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Science and...
Rudbeck and Linnaeus medallists selected
5 December 2016
This year’s Rudbeck Medal goes to professors Sverker Gustavsson, Lena Kjellén and Peter Stoica, and the Linnaeus Medal to Professor Hans Ellegren. ...
Four new Academy Fellows at Uppsala University
1 December 2016
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation’s investment in young researchers continues with 29 new Wallenberg Academy Fellows, four of which are at U...
Antibiotics researchers get a SEK 10 million boost
30 November 2016
A research group led by Dan I. Andersson at Uppsala University has secured a SEK 10 million grant from the Swedish Research Council for two researc...
Professor Per Artursson elected AAAS Fellow
23 November 2016
Professor Per Artursson of the Department of Pharmacy has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He...
New prizes and distinctions to Uppsala researchers
22 November 2016
The recipients of Uppsala University’s Oscar Prize, Geijer Prize and Torgny Segerstedt Medal have now been announced. The prizes and the medal will...
Three prominent Uppsala University researchers receive ERC Starting Grants
4 November 2016
The European Research Council (ERC) has announced which researchers are being awarded Starting Grants for 2016. 325 research projects across the EU...