Recent grants and awards
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...
Uppsala Student of the Year: Allen Ali Mohammadi
2 November 2016
Allen Ali Mohammadi wants to help people. He wants to save lives. He has already received an EU grant for his device which should be able to detect...
All new honorary doctors at Uppsala University in 2016
28 October 2016
Every year, all faculties at Uppsala University appoint one or several honorary doctors which are connected to the respective faculties. The title ...
Three new honorary doctors at the Faculty of Medicine
27 October 2016
Three new honorary doctors have been appointed by the Faculty of Medicine: Dr Robert Califf, influential clinical researcher and Director of the US...
New honorary doctor at the Faculty of Social Sciences
21 October 2016
The Faculty of Social Sciences at Uppsala University has appointed Professor Sylvie K. Chetty at the University of Otago, New Zealand, as honorary ...
New honorary doctor appointed by the Faculty of Educational Sciences
19 October 2016
Jim Ryder, Professor of Science Education at the University of Leeds, has been appointed new honorary doctor at Uppsala University’s Faculty of Edu...
Radio journalist appointed new honorary doctor
18 October 2016
Radio show host and journalist Peter Sandberg has been appointed honorary doctor at the Faculty of Theology, Uppsala University.
Allergy researcher appointed new honorary doctor
7 October 2016
Gunnar O. Johansson, Professor Emeritus of Clinical Immunology, Esp. Allergology, at Karolinska Institutet, has been appointed new honorary doctor ...
Two new honorary doctors at the Faculty of Law
7 October 2016
The Faculty of Law has appointed two leading researchers, Professor Emeritus Markku Helin and Professor Emerita Adrienne Héritier, as new honorary ...