Bachelor Program

Are you interested in issues of peace and development? Wondering why people participate in armed conflicts? We offer a 3-year Bachelor's Program in Peace and Development Studies.

Call for applications: Minor Field Studies Scholarships 2015. Deadline 9 April.

Master Program

One of the most popular programs at Uppsala University, our 2-year Master Program in Peace and Conflict Studies brings together students from all corners of the world. The program prepares graduates for a professional career as analysts or researchers within the international field of peace and conflict.

Call for applications: Minor Field Studies Scholarships 2015. Deadline 9 April.

Freestanding Courses

The Department offers a number of freestanding courses at the undergraduate and advanced levels.

Uppsala Rotary Peace Center

The Department is proud to host one of the six Rotary International Peace Centers. Students from all over the world can apply to Rotary scholarships to pursue a Master in Peace and Conflict Studies at the Department.

PhD Program

We offer a 4-year PhD program in Peace and Conflict Research.

Contact

Magnus Öberg (Head of Department)
Phone: +46 (0)18 471 27 87
E-mail: Magnus.Oberg@pcr.uu.se 

Karen Brounéus (Director of Studies)
Phone: +46 (0)18-471 23 27
E-mail: karen.brouneus@pcr.uu.se

Kristine Höglund (Director of Studies, PhD Programme)
Phone: +46 (0)18-471 63 87
E-mail: phdprogramme@pcr.uu.se

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Welcome to the Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Introductory event of the International Centre for Water Cooperation

Photo: SIWI

On 23 March 2015, an introductory event of Sweden’s first UNESCO Category II Centre, the International Centre for Water Cooperation (ICWC) was organized at SIWI, Stockholm. The ICWC is the first Category II Centre in the world to focus on the relationship between transboundary water and peace, conflict and development. In collaboration with the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, the ICWC has set up the Research School for International Water Cooperation at Uppsala. Three PhD candidates, Stefan Döring, Charlotte Grech-Madin and Kyungmee Kim are now conducting water cooperation-related research through the School. A post-doc is also being recruited to join soon. Swedish Minister for Education, Gustav Fridolin and representatives from UNESCO, Uppsala University and Gothenburg University attended the introductory event on 23rd March. Minister Fridolin reiterated the government’s commitment to working with water cooperation issues, in particular cooperation over transboundary waters. In the event, Professor Ashok Swain gave a presentation of the Research School.  


The department welcomes visiting guest from New Zeeland

Dr Katerina Standish, lecturer from the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, is visiting the Department as part of the STINT-funded collaboration between Uppsala and Otago. Dr Standish focuses her work on peace education. She is flanked on the picture with Karen Brounéus and Isak Svensson, from the Department. Uppsala University and University of Otago are part of the international Matariki-network.


More news from the Department

UCDP presented at the Diplomatic Forum in Stockholm

DPCR Researchers on National Television

International mediation: On Ukraine, Syria, and the Professionalisation of International Mediation Processes 

The European Institute of Peace

Stockholm Peace Talks

New Doctor in Peace and Conflict Research 

For more news, please see News Archive.


Call for applications

Minor Field Studies Scholarships

The Department has received four Minor Field Studies (MFS) scholarships. Final date for applications is 9 April 2015. For application material and more information about MFS, see the MFS-section


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Events

Speaker Series

"Nationalism and Ethnic-Based Trust: Evidence from an African Border Region"

19 March, 13.15-15.00 (Sal 2, Gamla Torget 3)

On 19 March, Amanda Lea Robinson, Assistant Professor, Department of Government, Ohio State University, will hold a lecture on "Nationalism and Ethnic-Based Trust: Evidence from an African Border Region". The Speaker Series lectures are open to the public. Most welcome!

For more information see the Speaker Series webpage.

Dissertations 2015

Angela Muvumba Sellström defended her dissertation: "Stronger than Justice - Armed Group Impunity for Sexual Violence" on 17 January, in Auditoriet, Muesum Gustavianum. The opponent was Professor Chandra Lekha Sriram, University of East London.

UCDP

Click image for the East Asian Peace Program's webpage

Recent Publications

For a complete list of publications from the Dept. of Peace and Conflict Research, please see Publications.


Guthrey, Holly L. Victim Healing and Truth Commissions: Transforming Pain Through Voice in the Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste. Springer, 2015.


Käihkö, Ilmari. (2015). "'Taylor must go' - the strategy of the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy". Small Wars & Insurgencies 26:2, 248-270


Isak Svensson. 2015. International Mediation Bias and Peacemaking: Taking Sides in Civil Wars, London: Routledge


Peter Wallensteen 2014. Uppsala konfliktdataprogram 35 år - från nattliga radioinspelning till sekundsnabb nerladdning i Bolkéus Blom, Mattias och Lars Magnusson (red) Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten vid Uppsala universitet 50 år, 1964-2014. Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, s 39-52. 


Von Uexkull, Nina. 2014. “Sustained Drought, Vulnerability and Civil Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa.” Political Geography 43: 16–26.


Hultman, Lisa, Jacob Kathman, and Megan Shannon. 2014. "Beyond Keeping Peace: United Nations Effectiveness in the Midst of Fighting." American Political Science Review 108(4): 737-753.


Joakim Kreutz (2015) "Human rights, Geostrategy, and Eu Foreign Policy, 1989-2008" International Organization 69(1). First view.


Joakim Kreutz (2015) "The war that wasn't there: Managing unclear cases in conflict data" Journal of Peace Research 52(1).


Buhaug, Halvard, Jonas Nordkvelle, Thomas Bernauer, Tobias Böhmelt, Michael Brzoska, Joshua W. Busby, Antonio Ciccone, Hanne Fjelde, Erik Gartzke, Nils Petter Gleditsch, Jack A. Goldstone, Håvard Hegre, Helge Holtermann, Jasmin S. A. Link, P. Michael  Link, Päivi Lujala, John O’Loughlin, Clionadh Raleigh, Jürgen Scheffran, Janpeter Schilling, Todd G. Smith, Ole Magnus Theisen, Richard S. J. Tol, Henrik Urdal, and Nina von Uexkull. 2014. "One Effect to Rule Them All? A Comment on Climate and Conflict." Climatic Change, doi:10.1007/s10584-014-1266-1