DNA analysis of environmental samples can secure biodiversity
09 juni 2023
To counteract the current biodiversity crisis, we need more effective monitoring of biodiversity. Can DNA-based analysis of environmental samples be a solution? This is the theme of a panel discuss...
Nine years of visions and goals
09 juni 2023
After nine years, Johan Tysk is stepping down from his role as Vice-rector for the Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology. “It’s been a wonderful role to have.”
Negligent not to warn about ticks
31 maj 2023
He has 10,000 ticks in a freezer and is one of the media’s frequently hired experts on the subject. Professor Thomas Jaenson has dedicated the last 40 years to studying ticks and the diseases they ...
Barren habitat for sows leaves imprint on piglets’ brains
26 maj 2023
In a new study, researchers from Uppsala University, together with colleagues in Brazil, have investigated the impact that a barren living environment for sows leaves on the next generation. The pi...
Aviation fuel from carbon dioxide, water and sunlight
26 maj 2023
In the quest for fossil-free fuels for aircraft, a new study shows that isoprene could be part of a future solution. Isoprene can be produced by blue-green algae from sunlight, water and ordinary c...
Breaking the isolation of Ukrainian university teachers
17 maj 2023
During the spring, around 80 Ukrainian university teachers have had the chance to take a course on online teaching and learning from Uppsala University. The hope is to give them new perspectives on...
International conference on the battery technology of the future
08 maj 2023
On 9-10 May, the EU flagship Battery 2030+ will be hosting its annual conference at Uppsala University. To promote new innovations in the field of battery research, 300 representatives from the res...
Materials science researchers achieve top rankings
28 april 2023
Four of Uppsala University’s materials science researchers are among the most prominent in Sweden within the field, according to Research.com’s recently published ranking list. Top of the list is V...
Electric aviation makes new demands on future airports
25 april 2023
In just a few years all domestic aviation in Sweden is due to be fossil-free. Electric aircraft could be part of the solution. However, this in turn makes new demands on airports, which must be abl...
Student project turned into start-up idea
24 april 2023
Hello Ivana Suchankova and Chiara Dalla Santa. You are Master’s students from Uppsala University competing with your start-up idea in the Venture Cup Startup regional final in May 2023.
She is keen to increase gender awareness in research and teaching
21 april 2023
How are we affected by our environment and the materials around us? Just how gender equal are courses and programmes today and what part do gender stereotypes play in who learns what? Anita Husséni...
"We hope to gain a broader understanding of the armed forces and their needs"
20 april 2023
This spring, the Swedish Armed Forces will visit the Faculty of Science and Technology at Uppsala University on a number of occasions. What’s the purpose of these visits, Marcus Lindahl, Professor ...
Inequality leads to higher mortality during flood disasters
19 april 2023
A new study led by researchers from Uppsala University shows a clear link between economic inequality and mortality during severe flood disasters. Countries with an uneven distribution of income ha...
Swimming pools of the rich make cities thirsty
12 april 2023
Rich elites with large swimming pools and well-maintained lawns are leaving poorer communities without basic access to water in cities across the world. New research, led by Uppsala University, pub...
Atmospheric circulation contribute to extreme weather events
03 april 2023
The sharp increase in heatwaves in southern Europe in recent years is not only due to the greenhouse effect. Climate change has made a particular type of atmospheric circulation pattern more common...
Two ERC Advanced Grants to Uppsala University
30 mars 2023
In the latest round of ERC Advanced Grants from the European Research Council (ERC), two researchers at Uppsala University have been successful: Ashleigh Harris and Sebastian Deindl. Their projects...
His algorithm aims for better age assessments
28 mars 2023
Can a computer analyse a picture of a face and decide how old the person is? Anders Hast thinks it can. He is currently developing an algorithm that is intended to determine a person’s age based pu...
Oldest sea reptile from Age of Dinosaurs found on Arctic island
14 mars 2023
For nearly 190 years, scientists have searched for the origins of ancient sea-going reptiles from the Age of Dinosaurs. Now a team of Swedish and Norwegian palaeontologists has discovered remains o...
"The IT sector has a problematic growth rate"
07 mars 2023
Watching videos on YouTube and various streaming services accounts for an increasing share of the world's energy consumption. But what is really the carbon footprint of our online activities? Mike ...
Development of robots that promote inclusion and diversity
03 mars 2023
How do we develop social robots that make everyone feel included and represented? This question is the focus of researchers Ginevra Castellano and Katie Winkle and also of an international conferen...