News on migration and racism
Linnaeus’ complicated relationship with racism
07 maj 2021
Since June 2020, Carl Linnaeus has been a subject of debate in Sweden and around the world. What sparked it off were the actions of the Black Lives...
Scientific evaluation of matched integration meetings
07 maj 2021
For the first time, a scientific study is to be conducted of an integration activity involving matched meetings between established and new Swedes....
Important to understand the flow of refugees from conflicts
24 februari 2021
Hello there, Margareta Sollenberg, a researcher at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research. You were recently awarded a grant from the Swedis...
International initiative on migrant health data
22 januari 2021
In a collaboration with Uppsala University, the WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe) has published new technical guidance describing why and...
Insecure housing situation drives Roma migration
21 januari 2021
Building or improving one’s own home is a strong motive for Roma who migrate from one European country to another. Their everyday life is marked by...
Researchers highlight major flaws in EU refugee policy
08 december 2020
European refugee policy from 2015 onwards can be described as a failure, believe researchers working on the EU project RESPOND, which has studied t...
Black Lives Matter brings sharper focus to the situation in Sweden
12 oktober 2020
The Black Lives Matter demonstrations in Sweden are partly a question of showing solidarity and supporting the struggle of African Americans in the...
“The American dilemma is far from resolved”
15 juni 2020
The police violence in Minneapolis that resulted in the death of George Floyd has once again thrust relations between black and white Americans ont...
International research project contributes to better reception of migrants
16 december 2019
EU member states need to create a structure for internal solidarity and a better reception of migrants that begins outside Europe’s borders, says Ö...
Mixed feelings about people begging
27 maj 2019
In a new thesis in human geography, Erik Hansson analyses Swedish society’s reactions to the presence of begging European citizens. The thesis cove...
Initiative on working life issues and immigration
06 maj 2019
Uppsala University is taking the initiative on immigration and working life issues in the new Uppsala Immigration Lab research environment.
Birgitta Essén: “We mustn’t treat Muslim women as collective victims”
05 februari 2019
If Swedish care services are to provide the correct treatment for Muslim women, we must accept them as rational individuals and listen to their own...
Major European research project focuses on 2015 refugee crisis
15 januari 2019
What can we learn from the European Union’s management of the refugee crisis that started in 2015? Was the crisis a matter of refugees or rather a ...
Challenges in working life
22 oktober 2018
How do you build computer systems without compromising your work environment? Are robots a threat to wage development? What obstacles do newly arri...
Populism boosted by economism
12 september 2018
The rise of a populist party like the Sweden Democrats in Sweden is usually said to be linked to the past few years’ refugee flows. But the explana...
Road to work for migrants – a crucial issue for Sweden
21 juni 2018
A costly and desolate trek through social measures or a worthwhile rescue for Sweden? Olof Åslund, Professor of Economics, sees migration as a key ...
Most EEA countries benefit financially from EU mobility
28 mars 2018
In a new report, Uppsala University researchers show that most countries in the European Economic Area (EEA) benefit financially when they receive ...