News and events
Increased focus on lifelong learning
22 september 2021
Since 1 July 2021, lifelong learning has become an area prescribed by law in Sweden’s Higher Education Act. But work on this national task has been...
Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture – a hybrid event this year
03 september 2021
Are you curious about Amnesty International’s Secretary General Agnès Callamard or the chief architect of the 2015 Paris Agreement, Christiana Figu...
Innovation prize awarded to pharmaceutical researchers
02 september 2021
Hjärnäpplet is awarded by Uppsala University for outstanding transference of knowledge. This year’s prize goes to Professors Rolf Larsson and Peter...
Uppsala researchers solve long-standing biological search problem
02 september 2021
How the cell can mend broken DNA using another DNA copy as template has puzzled researchers for years. How is it possible to find the correct seque...
Alumnus of the Year Jenny Larsson is a CEO and ecowarrior
01 september 2021
For Jenny Larsson, Uppsala University’s Alumnus of the Year 2021, interest in the environment arose early in life. As Managing Director of Hitachi ...
Thawing permafrost releases greenhouse gas from depth
03 augusti 2021
Which effects did the heat wave of summer 2020 have in Siberia? In a new study geologists from Bonn, Uppsala and St. Petersburg compared the spatia...
New method for discovery of antiviral drugs
02 augusti 2021
The current COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for methods to identify new or repurposed drugs as antivirals. Researchers at Uppsala Univer...
A single cell type map of human tissues
30 juli 2021
In a study published in the US journal Science Advances, a single cell type map of human tissues is presented. An open access atlas has been launch...
New report: Responding to disinformation
14 juni 2021
Hello there Professor Dan Larhammar of the Department of Neuroscience, and also chair of the All European Academies (ALLEA) Scientific Committee on...
New technology paves the way for vaccination against cancer
11 juni 2021
With a new method, researchers at Uppsala University want to teach our immune system to identify tumors and create the T cells to destroy them. "It...
Hans Ellegren new Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
11 juni 2021
Hans Ellegren, Professor of Evolutionary Biology at Uppsala University, has been elected new Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Scie...
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...