Uppsala University


Uppsala University in Sweden was founded in 1477. It is a comprehensive university with nine faculties, about 40’000 students, and c. 6,000 employees. The university has c. 600 full professors, 22% of which are women. Some 4,200 undergraduate degrees and about 330 doctorates are conferred every year. The annual turnover of Uppsala University is c. MSEK 5’300; nearly 70% goes to research and postgraduate education. About 50% of the research budget is funded from external sources.

In EURYKA, research work is conducted by the Department of Government. The Department of Government has been conducting research and educating students for nearly 400 years. Today it provides a vibrant and internationally successful research environment. With 60 faculty members and 40 PhD-students, the Department of Government is recognized as one of the leading political science departments in the Nordic countries. Each year, the Department awards the prestigious Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science to an outstanding international scholar within our discipline.

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Katrin Uba is the principal investigator of the Swedish team. She received her Ph.D. in political science in 2007 from Uppsala University. Her thesis examined the impact of anti-privatization protests on privatization policies in developing countries. Her post-doctoral research has focused on the formulation of renewable energy policies in the EU (Sweden, Spain) and the mobilisation of protests against the EU-policies in the EU member-states. Results of these projects have been published in international peer-reviewed journals. Her research interests are protest mobilisation, social movement outcomes & labour movement in Sweden & beyond. She has studied outcomes of protests against school closures in Sweden (RJ); the Swedish Protest Database 1980-2011 (FAS) & economic crisis LIVEWHAT. She is currently involved in 3 projects: Labor Movement Gone Digital (RJ) & Horizon 2020 financed EURYKA (youth political activism) and REMINDER (free-movement in the EU). For up-to-date information, please visit Katrin's staff page .