Uppsala University

Uppsala University

UppsalaUppsala University (UU) 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 LIVEWHAT, 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.

The Department’s faculty consists of researchers covering all the major fields of political science. It hosts, for example, an interesting interdisciplinary project studying economic crisis (“Global economic crisis, institutional change and inequality in comparative perspective: Changing Western welfare states and labor markets since the global financial crisis of 2008” led by Prof. Joakim Palme). The UU team has a tight collaboration with the scholars working for the above-mentioned project.

Members of the Swedish team


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.

Currently, she is finalizing a project that examines how protests against school-closures affect the attitudes of the political elites, as well as the decisions about the school-closures in Sweden; and she is also in charge of a large project for setting up a Swedish Protest Database 1980-2011. For more information visit: http://katalog.uu.se/empinfo/?id=N2-1208

EvaEva Storskrubb (PhD in Law) is based in Stockholm and also works for the law firm Roschier. She is an internationally recognized specialist in EU procedural law who holds an LL.L degree from the University of Helsinki and a J.D. from the European University Institute in Florence.

She lectures at Uppsala University and publishes regularly in the field.

LudvigLudvig Norman is post-doc and teacher at the Department of Government, Uppsala University. He has previously been Associated Researcher at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs as well as Visiting Researcher at the Centre for European Policy Studies. His research concerns the institutions of the European Union with a special focus on the conditions under which supranational institutions influence policy outcomes.