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► Uppsala's law programme popular yet again

15 April was deadline day in Sweden for applications for university and college courses. The number of applications have now been counted and they show that Uppsala's law programme is still the most popular study programme at Uppsala University.


► Torbjörn Ingvarsson named Teacher of the Year

The Student Council of Uppsala University's Law Students' Association has named the Law Faculty's Teacher of the Year 2014/2015. Following a nomination process in which all Uppsala's law students were invited to have their say and in which about 300 cast their votes, it was clear that Torbjörn Ingvarsson, Senior Lecturer in Civil Law, had won this year's award, gaining one third of the votes.


► Ragnar Söderberg Foundation grants for Faculty of Law researchers

Two of the researchers awarded grants (Fellowships) in Law from the Ragnar Söderberg Foundation this year are working at Uppsala University's Faculty of Law. They are Eric Bylander, Associate Professor (Docent) in Civil and Criminal Procedural Law, and Lotta Lerwall, Docent in Public Law. Both have received funding for their projects, on the subjects of review permits in higher courts of law and supervision of public administration respectively.


► New editor for SJFU

Since 1 January 2015 Bertil Wiman, a professor of fiscal law, has been the new editor for Skrifter från Juridiska Fakulteten i Uppsala (SJFU).


► Medal for former Faculty of Law Dean

Torbjörn Andersson, Professor of Civil and Criminal Procedural Law from 2008 to 2014, has been chosen to receive the King Gustaf Adolf Gold Medal for his longstanding, important work at the University.


► New book on the welfare gap, Europe's social challenge

How is the European Union to tackle the growing social and economic gap among its member countries? In an interdisciplinary book project, researchers on legal, economic and political topics analyse social challenges to the EU.


► Honorary doctor at Uppsala's Faculty of Law deceased

Richard Freiherr von Weizsäcker, who held an honorary doctorate at the Faculty of Law, passed away on 31 January 2015 at the age of 94.


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