The Swedish Research Council was established by the Swedish legislature in 2001. The purpose of the Council is to provide funding for basic research of the highest quality in all disciplines. The objective is for Sweden to build on their achievements and become a leading research nation

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Sweden seen through the eyes of the US: Changing perceptions?

Sweden has long had a strong symbolic value in US politics, representing a utopia that has chosen a golden middle way between capitalism and socialism. However, the tone has not always been positive and this image has been ...

Democratic backslide a threat to free elections globally: Report

More than half of the 60 countries holding national elections this year are experiencing a democratic decline, risking the integrity of the electoral process, as reported in the latest Democracy Report from the V-Dem Institute ...

Researchers overestimate their own honesty, finds study

The average researcher thinks they are better than their colleagues at following good research practice. They also think that their own research field is better than other research fields at following good research practice.

Queues found to negatively impact voter turnout in Sweden

A new study by Uppsala University has investigated how the comprehensive queues that built up during the Swedish elections in 2022 negatively impacted voter turnout. In total, turnout fell by three percentage points. 87 percent ...

Improving precision of planning results in resilient forests

A new dissertation on forest industrial production systems, from researcher Per Nordin at Linnaeus University, reveals that successful regeneration measures are crucial for sustainable forestry. To ensure successful plant ...

Hijacking strategy mapped for hundreds of viruses

One strategy that viruses use to take over a host cell is to mimic small parts of the cell's proteins called motifs. In a new study coordinated from Uppsala University, researchers have used a new method and doubled the available ...

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