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29-30 May, 2017


"On the Move – Exploring Contemporary Dynamics of Migration"

Uppsala University invites paper proposals for a U4 Cluster Conference Social Sciences, Economics and Law (SSEL), hosted by Uppsala University, 29-30 May 2017. 

U4 is a strategic partnership between Ghent University (BE), University of Göttingen (DE), University of Groningen (NL), and Uppsala University (SE). It is based on well-established, existing, bilateral agreements between the partner universities. The U4 cooperation is especially intended to take stock of academic research activities within the participating universities. The aim is to disseminate research, stimulate research cooperation, and provide a venue for innovative and multi-disciplinary research approaches and critical reflection.

The SSEL Conference 2017 aims to bring together researchers and PhD students from the participating universities on topics specifically addressing today’s global challen ges for societies. The conference theme of the contemporary dynamics of migration operates at many levels in society. It involves challenges emanating from different kinds of population movements, influencing issues of borders, governance, legislation, labour, health and mediation of refugeedom among others.
U4 runs between 9 am on May 29 and 17 (at the latest) May 30.


The online registration is closed. If you have any questions regarding a new registration please send a email to annaliv.jonsson@uadm.uu.se otherwise contact the conference secretariat u4ssel@akademikonferens.se


If you need to cancel your  registration

Notification of cancellation must be made in writing and sent by email to Akademikonferens, the conference secretariat: u4ssel@akademikonferens.se

Change of Name

Should you be unable to attend, you will be given the opportunity to send a colleague in your place. Please send a email to the conference secretariat as soon as possible. Email address: u4ssel@akademikonferens.se

Program overview

"On the Move – Exploring Contemporary Dynamics of Migration"

U4 Cluster Conference Social Sciences, Economics and Law (SSEL)



Monday 29 May
09:00 Introduction 
09:15 Parallel Sessions 
10:45 Coffee 
11:00 Parallel Sessions 
12:30 Lunch at Gotlands nation 
13:30 Parallel Sessions 
15:00 Coffee 
15:30 Common Panel 
16:30 Parallel Sessions 
19:30 Dinner at Gotlands nation

Tuesday 30 May
09:00 Parallel Sessions 
10:30 Coffee 
11:00 Parallel Sessions 
12:30 Wrap up 
13:00 Lunch at Gotlands nation 
14:00 Open Space: EU funding opportunities

Conference program

For a detailed conference program click here

Workshop program 

Click here to view poster program


Click here to view abstract book

Contact us

Conference office

For questions regarding registration and practical details.

E-mail: u4ssel@akademikonferens.se
Phone: +46 18 67 15 10 or +46 18 67 10 03

Organising committee

For questions regarding the scientific programmes.

Prof dr. Anna Singer, cluster coordinator Uppsala, anna.singer@jur.uu.se

Dr. Anders Westlin, Research officer Social Sciences and Law, Uppsala, anders.westlin@uadm.uu.se

Ms. Anna Liv Jonsson, Project manager at The Division for Communication and External  Relations, Uppsala, annaliv.jonsson@uadm.uu.se

Dr. Fredrik Andersson, Senior faculty administrator Humanities and Social Sciences, Uppsala, fredrik.andersson@uadm.uu.se


Gamla Torget

The conference venue for U4 SSEL is Uppsala University Campus Gamla Torget. At this campus, Uppsala University conducts research and provide education in Law, Political Science and Peace and Conflict Research. Also located here are the Institute for Housing and Urban Research (IBF), Uppsala Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies (UCRS), the Dag Hammarskjöld and the Law Library, UN depository library and European Documentation Center (EDC).


The entrance to the conference will be from street  Östra Ågatan between entrance 17 and 19.

Gamla Torget

Between entrance 17 and 19 on street Östra Ågatan you will find an entrance to a inner courtyard, this is where the conference will be held.



For your convenice we have prebooked some rooms at CityStay Uppsala and Clarion Hotel Uppsala with arrival 28 May to 31 May. To make a booking please click on book a room below for each hotel.

City Stay Uppsala

City Stay - hotel and hostel in Uppsala's best location. Here you can stay comfortably and affordably with Uppsala Cathedral, Uppsala Castle and Carolina Rediviva in sight. 

Economy single room
SEK 1035 per room/night with breakfast
Standard single room
SEK 1150 per room/night with breakfast

Clarion Hotel Gillet

Clarion Hotel Gillet is a modern, full-service hotel with a focus on personal service and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Right in central Uppsala. Now they also can offer a fully renovated Selma City Spa.

Single room SEK 1620 per room/night


Travel information

From Arlanda Airport to Uppsala

By bus: Bus 801 runs between Arlanda Airport and Uppsala every 30 minutes throughout the day. You can by your ticket with a credit card on the bus, but cash is not accepted. The journey time is approx. 45 minutes. More information: www.ul.se/en.
By train: Trains leave Arlanda Airport for Uppsala Central Station every 30 minutes directly from Sky City next to Terminal 5. The journey time is 20 minutes. Tickets may be purchased at the ticket desk in Sky City. Please note that an extra transit fee of 85 SEK must be paid at the ticket barrier to leave or enter Arlanda Airport. More information: www.sl.se/en.
By taxi: Taxis leave from outside of the arrival hall at all terminals. The cost is approx. 495 SEK. Always ask the driver for a fixed price in advance. We recommend Uppsala Taxi or Taxi Kurir.

To the conference venue

The easiest way to get to Campus Gamla Torget is to walk. From Uppsala Central Station to Östra Ågatan 19 it will take about 11 minutes (850 m). Below you have a google map showing the direction. The entrance is found on Östra Ågatan between entrance 17 and 19. We will put out sign for your convience.