News and events
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...
Disrupted immune cell navigation in lymph nodes of breast cancer patients
14 januari 2021
In breast cancer, tumours of different types have divergent effects on the functioning of the lymph nodes. In patients with invasive breast cancer,...
Mamduh Halawa, Uppsala Student of the Year 2020
28 december 2020
A sense of meaning: that is what the Uppsala Student of the Year 2020 hopes to help as many people as possible discover. While studying on Uppsala ...
New Centre for Nuclear Disarmament for Uppsala University
22 december 2020
Today, the Swedish Government decided to assign to Uppsala University the task of setting up a new national knowledge centre for research on nuclea...
Continued support opens doors for more international students
04 december 2020
The Kjell and Märta Beijer Foundation has an agreement with Uppsala University to contribute nearly SEK 10 million in scholarships for internationa...
Sweden’s oldest academic ritual objects
03 december 2020
In connection with the succession of Vice-Chancellors, the University’s symbols of this high office are ceremonially handed over from the outgoing ...
Mobilising diabetes research
02 december 2020
Diabetes is one of our most common diseases, and it severely impacts patient quality of life. Uppsala University is now mobilising forces within di...
This year’s Little Polhem Prize to Uppsala alumnus
30 oktober 2020
The 2020 Little Polhem Prize has been awarded to Uppsala alumnus Richard Hedlund for his degree project on a drone-based detection system for avala...
Taking shortcuts to new virus and cancer treatments
22 oktober 2020
The growth of viruses and tumours can be slowed by turning off a specific gene. The researchers behind this discovery are now turning their attenti...
AI methods of analysing social networks find new cell types in tissue
22 oktober 2020
In situ sequencing enables gene activity inside body tissues to be depicted in microscope images. To facilitate interpretation of the vast quantiti...
Golden lustre on Uppsala’s battery research
21 oktober 2020
Kristina Edström, battery researcher and professor of inorganic chemistry at the Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory at Uppsala Universit...
Antibody treatment can help slow Alzheimer’s Disease
20 oktober 2020
Alzheimer’s disease makes up about 60 per cent of all cases of dementia. There is still no cure or treatment that can slow the progression of the d...
Just over 60,000 applicants to Uppsala University in the spring
16 oktober 2020
By 15 October, the deadline for applications to courses and programmes in the spring 2021, there were 60,497 applicants to study at Uppsala Univers...
Alumnus of the Year organises humanitarian aid in megadisasters
07 oktober 2020
Worldwide, within 48 hours, he should be able to arrive on site to organise relief wherever there is a humanitarian catastrophe. Jamie LeSueur, glo...