“It’s about having role models”
18 juni 2019
What’s needed to give girls in East Africa the opportunity to study science at university level? Well, one way is to hold a summer school at Uppsala University. This resulted in networks that have ...
New research centre for ME at Uppsala University
18 juni 2019
Today, between 10,000 and 40,000 people in Sweden are suffering from myalgic encephalomyelitis or ME. In the search for a cure for the complex disease, a new research centre is being built up in Up...
eHealth records better for patients than predicted
10 juni 2019
Patients favour eHealth records more than healthcare professionals did before online patient medical records were introduced. A research group at Uppsala University has followed the perceptions and...
“It’s OK to be driven by curiosity alone”
14 maj 2019
As a researcher in nuclear physics, Karin Schönning gets to explore what the Universe is made of. Last year, she received the Robert Thalén prize for her contributions to the particle physics exper...
Participate in our safety survey!
13 maj 2019
The security and safety department at Uppsala University conducts a safety survey aimed at students and employees at the university. The survey will be available until the 30 June 2019.
A family tree for all the world’s small bird families
07 maj 2019
An international research team in which Uppsala University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) are participating has for the first time reconstructed the tree of life for all ...
“Our plants and animals are quite robust”
06 maj 2019
You cannot be the best at everything. A plant can be visible and very aromatic to attract pollinators or maintain a lower profile to avoid being eaten by herbivores. A new research study published ...
Uppsala Researchers win Utilisation Award
06 maj 2019
This year’s SSF Utilisation Award from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research goes to Maria Strømme and Håkan Engqvist of Uppsala University and Professor Carlota Canalias of KTH Royal Insti...
Artificial photosynthesis research granted EUR 3.2 million
06 maj 2019
A research project led by Uppsala University has been awarded a EUR 3.2 million grant by the European Commission. The aim is to create renewable solar fuel using soap foam, carbon dioxide and sunli...
Beijer Foundation to fund new AI professorship
03 maj 2019
Uppsala University is setting up a chair in artificial intelligence (AI). It will be funded with SEK 15 million, over five years, by the Kjell and Märta Beijer Foundation. The focus of the professo...
Image analysis facilitates work of oral and maxillofacial surgeons
02 maj 2019
In the future, oral and maxillofacial surgeons will be able to perform an operation on a computer before actually making an incision in the patient. Scanned three-dimensional images of the injured ...
Neural networks give a new picture of brain disorders
01 maj 2019
The explosion of medical data in recent years has increased demand for faster and more accurate analysis methods in healthcare. At the Department of Information Technology, researchers are developi...
Artificial intelligence in support of humankind
29 april 2019
Artificial intelligence is on the way in many areas. Specially trained computer systems are used in cars, for example, and as support for doctors making a diagnosis. These machines are especially g...
Megalithic tombs were family graves in European Stone Age
16 april 2019
In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an international research team, led from Uppsala University, discovered kin relationships among Stone Age individual...
Volcanic origin of Kiruna-type iron ores
12 april 2019
The origin of giant apatite-iron oxide ores of the so-called ‘Kiruna-type’ has been the topic of a long standing debate that has lasted for over 100 years. In a new article, published in Nature Com...
Johanna Hansson new Deputy Library Director
02 april 2019
As of April 1, Johanna Hansson takes up the new position of Deputy Library Director at Uppsala University Library.
"We’ve created a mushroom sandwich index”
02 april 2019
Cecilia Gustavsson at the Division of Applied Nuclear Physics is one of the researchers behind last autumn’s mass experiment Radiant Earth. The results are now in and reported to the upper secondar...
Origin of Scandinavian wolves clarified
29 mars 2019
There are no signs that hybrids of dog and wolf have contributed to the Scandinavian wolf population – a matter that has been discussed, especially in Norway. These wolves appear to have originated...
Several Uppsala researchers awarded major KAW grants
27 mars 2019
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has allocated grants in several of its major programmes of research. Six researchers at Uppsala University have been appointed as Wallenberg Scholars, while...
New course about the physics of music
25 mars 2019
Meet Cecilia Gustavsson, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Physics and Astronomy who has created the course The Physics of Music, which will be offered for the first time in the spring semester ...