MOOCs: Uppsala University opens its doors to the world
26 August 2016
Uppsala University is now offering three web-based Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The courses are free of charge and fully open to the public, making it possible for tens of thousands of inte...
Kevin Anderson is the new Zennström Visiting Professor of Climate Change Leadership
22 August 2016
Climate researcher Kevin Anderson will be Uppsala University’s second holder of the Zennström Visiting Professorship in Climate Change Leadership. He will continue the work of Doreen Stabinsky in e...
New approach to drug development with Upsalite
9 August 2016
For the first time, researchers have revealed the nanostructure of the mesoporous magnesium carbonate Upsalite® and pore size control was achieved without organic templates or swelling agents. By c...
Limestone assimilation under volcanoes helps understand Earth’s carbon cycle
8 August 2016
In a new study researchers from Sweden and Italy show what happens when magma meets limestone on its way up to the surface. Magma-limestone interaction might help explain why volcanoes like Vesuviu...
The professor with an eye on the human factor
23 June 2016
The challenge faced by Anders Jansson is to design technical systems so that they suit their users. His method for improving working environments has helped everybody from nurses to office workers....
Machine learning for computers takes a major step forward
23 June 2016
Thomas Schön, professor of Automatic Control at the Department of Information Technology has received a framework grant of 29 million SEK from SSF – the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research fo...
MAX IV – ready to open up a new world
22 June 2016
On 21 June the MAX IV Laboratory in Lund was officially opened – Sweden’s largest ever investment in research infrastructure. The laboratory is the world’s most modern facility for synchrotron ligh...
How honeybees do without males
16 June 2016
An isolated population of honeybees in South Africa, the Cape bees, has evolved a strategy to reproduce without males. A team of researchers at Uppsala University and in South Africa has sequenced ...
28 million to research on perovskite solar cells
7 June 2016
Just a moment ... Gerrit Boschloo at the Department of Chemistry-Ångström who has received SEK 28 million in framework grant from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, SSF, for the project...
Next generation of thin materials
3 June 2016
The Department of Inorganic Chemistry at the Ångström Laboratory carries out research aimed at developing new durable materials. Now professor Mats Boman and his collaboration partners have receive...
Climate change affects how organic materials are decomposed
27 May 2016
A new study by researchers at Uppsala University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences shows that the decomposition of organic materials in lakes, rivers and streams is controlled on ...
Winners of 2016 Distinguished Teaching Awards selected
25 May 2016
This year’s winners of the Distinguished Teaching Awards teach subjects related to linguistics, economics, medical cell biology, and physics and astronomy. The Free Distinguished Teaching Award goe...
Uppsala student received Global Swede award
25 May 2016
The Global Swede award recognises international students in Sweden who have excelled in areas relating to innovation and entrepreneurship. Fabían Martínez Ponce, a student in the Master Programme i...
See the film about next generation computing systems
24 May 2016
Computers have become the foundation for nearly all scientific and societal advances. David Black-Schaffer´s research area is how to increase the computational power with heterogeneous computing.
Ultra-fast method to create terahertz radiation advances materials science
24 May 2016
Uppsala physicists have in an international collaboration developed a new method for creating laser pulses which are shorter, have much higher intensity and cover the THz frequency range better tha...
New paper filter can remove viruses from water
19 May 2016
A simple paper sheet made by scientists at Uppsala University can improve the quality of life for millions of people by removing resistant viruses from water. The sheet, made of cellulose nanofiber...
New light on the pervasiveness of same-sex sexual behavior
13 May 2016
Same-sex sexual behavior is common in animals but puzzles evolutionary biologists since it doesn’t carry the same obvious benefits as heterosexual courtship behavior that leads to mating and produc...
Coral death stops baby fish from learning predators
11 May 2016
In a world first study researchers have found that coral bleaching and death can have dramatic repercussions for how small reef fish learn about and avoid predators.
Bird genome contains 'fossils' of parasites
21 April 2016
In rare instances, DNA is known to have jumped from one species to another. If a parasite’s DNA jumps to its host’s genome, it could leave evidence of that parasitic interaction that could be found...
New discovery for better batteries
8 April 2016
Materials researchers at Uppsala University have made new discoveries in understanding energy storage in lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. This will help in the design of new materials for future bat...