Press Releases

Flag hoisting to thank seafarers on Merchant Navy Day

Aug 19, 2015 12:01 BST Bury Council Civic leaders in Bury will fly the Red Ensign on Merchant Navy Day (3 Sep) to raise awareness of the UK’s ongoing dependence on Merchant Navy seafarers.

Climate pilgrimage launch – final destination: Paris

Jul 09, 2015 10:00 BST Church of Sweden Sunday 12 July sees the start in Uppsala of the Swedish pilgrimage to the climate summit in Paris in December.The pilgrimage is part of a global campaign, ACT Now for Climate Justice, to encourage world leaders to agree on a just and ambitious climate agreement.

Jun 02, 2015 08:17 BST Uppsala University ​An Uppsala Antibiotics Centre is to be created at Uppsala University. This was announced by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Anders Malmberg at today’s opening of the Uppsala Health Summit conference. The goal is for this interdisciplinary centre to be a regional, national and international knowledge resource and forum in the area of antibiotic resistance.

May 12, 2015 10:15 BST Uppsala University In a study published this month in Malaria Journal, researchers from Uppsala University and other institutions present a new model for systematically evaluating new malaria treatment programs in routine conditions across multiple countries.

May 06, 2015 15:05 BST Uppsala University For the upcoming Uppsala Health Summit on antibiotic resistance, 2–3 June, a report has now been published focusing on some of the most pressing issues and challenges. The aim of the meeting is to move the discussion forward, from the ‘what’ to the ‘who’ and ‘how’.

Mar 18, 2015 06:00 GMT Uppsala University Why do some countries seem to develop quickly while others remain poor? This question is at the heart of the so-called poverty or development trap problem. Using mathematics on open data sets researchers now present new insights into this issue, and also suggest which countries can be expected to develop faster. The paper is published in the open access journal Big Data.

Recognition of Palestine important step

Oct 30, 2014 07:00 GMT Church of Sweden The Swedish Government’s recognition of Palestine today may be an important step to help initiate the peace process and a two-state solution, but time is running out. The Government’s decision is in line with the decision made by the Church of Sweden’s General Synod two years ago. These are the words of Bishop Hans-Erik Nordin, Strängnäs Diocese.

Oct 07, 2014 06:29 BST Uppsala University By providing the infrastructure that connects global flows and financial systems, major cities have increased their political power alongside the nation-states. In some cases, they are pursuing their own foreign policy in several areas. In her PhD thesis Kristin Ljungkvist, at Uppsala University, has studied the effects of this development and argues that certain risks should be heeded.

Churches demand stop to violence in and around Gaza

Jul 17, 2014 16:00 BST Church of Sweden During the day, Bishop Eva Brunne, member of the Church of Sweden’s international council, has learned of the rumours of a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza – a hope that was rapidly shattered. “A lasting ceasefire must be the highest priority at present to enable the conditions for building peace to be created.”

International grant in Anders Wejryd’s name

Jun 16, 2014 13:14 BST Church of Sweden A newly established international grant in Anders Wejryd’s name was the farewell gift from the Central Board of the Church of Sweden to Archbishop Anders Wejryd at his leaving reception in Uppsala on Saturday afternoon. There were many well-wishers and speakers, and after the reception he solemnly laid down his crozier in Uppsala Cathedral – marking the end of his time as Archbishop.