News and events
Happy birthday, Uppsala University!
07 oktober 2019
On 7 October, it is 542 years since teaching began at Uppsala University in 1477. This first day of higher education in the city is worth commemora...
Emma Frans named 2019 Alumnus of the Year
07 oktober 2019
The Alumnus of the Year award is being presented this year to researcher, author, popular educator and science writer Emma Frans for her “tireless ...
Vikings, runes and nice company in Minneapolis
04 oktober 2019
At the end of September Uppsala university alumni and friends were invited to American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis to visit the exhibition “Th...
Grant to important research infrastructure at Uppsala University
03 oktober 2019
The Swedish Research Council has reached a decision on which applications have been successful in their call for Research infrastructure of nationa...
Major investment in research on impact of artificial intelligence on people and society
23 september 2019
A major national research programme aims to study the impact of artificial intelligence on society at large and on individual behaviour. The Marian...
Uppsala University places 102nd in new world rankings
23 september 2019
Uppsala University is ranked 102nd place among 1,400 universities throughout the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking of the world’s b...
The Vikings Begin – with Runes
18 september 2019
Welcome to an extra-ordinary lecture with Professor Henrik Williams, Uppsala University on runic inscriptions, on Friday 27 September at 6:30 pm at...
Welcome to all our new international scholarship holders
13 september 2019
International scholarship holders were welcomed to Uppsala University at a reception at the University Main Building on 12 September.
Does dietary red and processed meat intake associate with type 2 diabetes risk?
12 september 2019
Shafqat Ahmad, researcher at Uppsala University, will receive the Rising Star Award during the European diabetes conference EASD in Barcelona start...
Joscha Legewie awarded the 2019 Hans L. Zetterberg Prize
22 maj 2019
Joscha Legewie is awarded the Hans L. Zetterberg prize for his innovative studies within classic and central fields in sociology, including, race, ...
Vikings Pull in the Crowds in the US
20 maj 2019
Currently on a two-year tour of the United States, the Vikings Begin Exhibition contains exhibits dating back some 1,300 years to the era prior to ...
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 ...
New start for alumni network
29 april 2019
Uppsala University’s alumni network was closed for a few weeks in March while the old database was updated for a new alumni system. The new system ...
Nominate for the title Alumnus of the Year 2019
16 april 2019
Each year, Uppsala University awards the title of Alumnus of the Year to an alumnus who has made an outstanding contribution to their professional ...
University’s stable development continues
22 februari 2019
In the competition for research grants and more international students, the outcomes remain good. Today, when the University Board discussed the an...
Spotlight on runes and Vikings in Seattle
14 februari 2019
The spotlight was on runes, Vikings and Swedish–American relations when Uppsala University welcomed alumni and friends to a lecture event at the No...
Alumna of the Year: Lasting connection with Uppsala student days
04 februari 2019
Sofia Wadensjö Karén, Alumna of the Year in 2018, is managing director of the Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company (Utbildningsradion, UR) and ...
Full house at London alumni meeting focusing on algorithms
11 december 2018
The noise level was intense at the Swedish Embassy in London when 60 Uppsala alumni, honorary doctors and guests filled the beautiful, Christmas-be...
“Algorithms have a level of intelligence just below that of a bacterium”
26 november 2018
Hi David Sumpter, Professor of Applied Mathematics, who has written the book Outnumbered: Exploring the Algorithms That Control Our Lives. Algorith...
Keri Facer new Zennström Professor in Climate Change Leadership
22 november 2018
Climate researcher Keri Facer from the University of Bristol will be Uppsala University’s third visiting Zennström Professor of Climate Change Lead...