News and events
New chair and director appointed for Alva Myrdal Centre for Nuclear Disarmament
24 maj 2021
Uppsala University has appointed Cecilia Wikström to chair the governing board of the University’s new knowledge centre for nuclear disarmament and...
Uppsala Biobank, a resource for healthcare
11 maj 2021
Uppsala Biobank proved itself to be an important resource early on and a route into healthcare for research. Today, Uppsala Biobank’s services are ...
Welcome to a new kind of conferment ceremony
30 april 2021
It will soon be time at last for a doctoral degree conferment ceremony at Uppsala University again, after a break due to the pandemic. Though it ma...
His blue-green bacteria could produce biofuel in the future
22 april 2021
While Peter Lindblad has served in many academic roles over the years, it is to research that he always returns. At the Ångström Laboratory, his re...
Biomarkers help identify risks for COVID-19 patients
21 april 2021
In a new study, Uppsala researchers have found that two biomarkers in blood are more common in severely ills COVID-19 patients that develop muscle ...
Solar cells deliver world-record performance
16 april 2021
Hello there Vice-Chancellor Anders Hagfeldt, former Professor of Physical Chemistry at the Laboratory of Photomolecular Science, Swiss Federal Inst...
This year’s Johan Skytte Prize winner announced
15 april 2021
David D. Laitin, Stanford University, is this year’s recipient of the Johan Skytte Prize, known by many as the ‘Nobel Prize in Political Science’. ...
Uppsala University on Clubhouse
08 april 2021
Uppsala University now also has an account on the new social media app Clubhouse. Under the club name ‘Uppsala University’, all affiliated with the...
A Linnaeus manuscript donated to Uppsala University Library
22 mars 2021
A manuscript from 1745 bearing the signature of Carl Linnaeus has been donated to Uppsala University Library by Professor Robert A. Stein through t...
He analysed Alfred Nobel’s chemicals
15 mars 2021
In collaboration with the Swedish National Heritage Board and Uppsala University, the Nobel Prize Museum has determined the contents of 43 old bott...
Who will be the Alumnus of the Year 2021?
15 mars 2021
Join in by nominating your favorite candidate! Each year, Uppsala University awards the title of Alumnus of the Year to an alumnus who has made an ...
New model can predict how bacteria develop antibiotic resistance
08 mars 2021
Using theoretical models of bacterial metabolism and reproduction, scientists can predict the type of resistance that bacteria will develop when th...
Biodiversity makes us more resilient
08 mars 2021
Biodiversity is declining globally. Why is it so important, in the forest and for humans? Can it protect us from the effects of climate change? Wha...
Lessons from the Ebola disaster can be applied to COVID-19
22 februari 2021
How can we build trust in the community in the midst of a crisis, such as the Ebola disaster in the Democratic Republic of Congo? And can it be rel...
New biomarkers can lead to breakthrough in diabetes research
18 februari 2021
With the discovery of two new biomarkers, Olof Eriksson, researcher in translational imaging, may lead the way to the scientific breakthrough that ...
All known runestones now documented digitally
02 februari 2021
Have you ever wondered whether there is an interesting runestone nearby? Or would it be useful for you as a researcher to have access to specific r...
Runic research in Uppsala receives support from USA
01 februari 2021
Over the course of many years, Swedish-American Myrna G. Smith has supported runic research at Uppsala University. Now she has pledged a legacy of ...
Prize for global work to promote child health rights
29 januari 2021
Stefan Swartling Peterson, Professor of Global Health at Uppsala University and UNICEF health specialist, has been awarded the 2020 Martin Henrikss...
Uppsala University joins Wellcome Leap Global Network
29 januari 2021
Uppsala University has joined the Leap Health Breakthrough Network, a global group of 21 leading academic and research institutions, representing a...
Traditional Valborg celebrations in Uppsala cancelled
22 januari 2021
The celebration of Valborg was cancelled last year because of the pandemic. The actors involved in Valborg activities have now reluctantly conclude...