New means of protecting Ukraine’s refugees
30 mars 2022
“The biggest refugee situation since the Second World War.” This is how international law scholar Rebecca Thorburn Stern describes the situation precipitated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The provisions of the EU’s Temporary Protection Directiv...
New study programme integrates international law and business
29 mars 2022
Autumn 2022 will see the start of a completely new one-year Master’s programme in which international and European commercial law are integrated with business economics and administration. The plan is for the students, through studies of realistic...
The perils of procrastination
25 mars 2022
COLUMN. Putting off what needs to be done, against our own better judgement, is surely a habit we can all identify with. For some individuals, however, the associated problems may be so severe as to affect their health, well-being and self-image a...
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 ago. Since 2004, when 6,000 Kiruna residents were informed that they would have to move because of gr...
Transforming space and society in Kiruna
22 mars 2022
When the Swedish government and mining company LKAB first shared responsibility for developing the city of Kiruna over a hundred years ago, they focused mostly on practical issues. How does one build a city in a “desolate wilderness”? How does one...
Ukrainian researchers get help from Scholars at Risk
15 mars 2022
Anna Jonsson Cornell, Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law at the Faculty of Law, is currently working intensively with the organisation Scholars at Risk to support Ukrainian researchers.
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. What’s your view on the situation that has arisen with the war in Ukraine?
New light cast on female pelvises in University collections
04 mars 2022
Many of the University’s museums currently hold preserved specimens of embryos, fetuses, newborns, and women’s pelvises. During the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth century, these formed part of embryological and obstetric collections at...
“The war in Ukraine is welding all of Europe together”
02 mars 2022
Hello there... Li Bennich-Björkman. You’re the University’s Johan Skytte Professor of Eloquence and Government, affiliated with the Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies. How does Russia's invasion of Ukraine affect democracy in Europe?
The AI tool that predicts violence
18 februari 2022
“We are motivated by the possibility of solving a problem that is really serious,” says Nazar Akrami, a professor of psychology at Uppsala University. Working with information technology researchers, he has developed a tool that analyses texts on ...
The Swedish Energy Agency grants funding to USER
10 februari 2022
The Swedish Energy Agency has granted funding for implementation of the project ”Evaluating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on electricity consumption patterns in the residential, public and commercial sector in Sweden”.
ERC Starting Grant for historian of ideas
31 januari 2022
The Starting Grants awarded by the European Research Council (ERC) in its 2021 call have been announced. The awardees include an Uppsala researcher: Ylva Söderfeldt, Senior Lecturer at the University’s Department of History of Science and Ideas.
New book gives insight into Rök Stone’s runes
27 januari 2022
The magnificent Rök Stone (Rökstenen), a runestone in the county of Östergötland, bears the world’s longest runic inscription: a message about death and fear of climate catastrophe from 9th-century Sweden. More people can now discover the story, t...
Deciphering ancient runic messages
25 januari 2022
Henrik Williams’ speciality is deciphering runic inscriptions. He is the world’s only professor of runology, which may be the smallest academic subject in the world, but is now expanding at Uppsala University. Currently, he is attracting attention...
Saying and doing are two different things
18 januari 2022
COLUMN. While more and more people say Yes and Amen when you ask them about the importance of living in a more environmentally conscious and sustainable way, few actually change their behaviour, writes Katarina Graffman, PhD in cultural anthropology.
Strengthening societal responses to natural hazard events
18 januari 2022
Our societies generally need to enhance their preparedness for extreme natural hazard events, such as large forest fires, extreme weather events and major floods. Crisis planning, an interdisciplinary study shows, is often based on time-honoured t...
"I wanted to examine and question my own opinions"
13 januari 2022
Former Archbishop Anders Wejryd, now about to defend your PhD thesis The Church of Sweden Aid that Disappeared at the Department of Theology: how did you get interested in Lutherhjälpen (Church of Sweden Aid, or the Swedish National Committee of t...
Focus of financial reporting can influence business cycles
27 december 2021
Editorial choices can impact the amplitude of business cycles even if the information that is reported is correct. On reason is that the focus of the reports can be on sectors that are non-representative of the economy in general. A new study show...
Small measures can be a big help for children of mothers with depression
20 december 2021
Several new studies among Syrian refugee families in Turkey and families with infants in Sweden and Bhutan show that children of mothers in poor mental health risk falling behind in their cognitive development. However, very small changes can suff...
Leadership – a key to achieving climate goals
10 december 2021
Everyone needs to be on board if climate goals are to be reached in time. Yet, the countries of the world continue debating how responsibility for climate solutions should be shared. Researchers involved in the Uppsala University Sustainability In...
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