After just nine weeks of internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy, the brain of patients suffering from social anxiety disorder changes in volume. Anxiety is reduced, and parts of the patients' brains decrease in both volume and activity. This study could help us develop more effective therapies for one of the most common problems in mental health.
Mental stress in children can affect how their genes are expressed in their cells – whether they are ‘on’ or ‘off’. Now, researchers at LiU are going further to study whether such changes, caused by environmental factors, can be inherited from generation to generation.
Symbiosis for freedom from fossil fuels is the theme for E-Week 2016, which kicked off on Tuesday, January 26th at the Museum of Work in Norrköping. That afternoon, the Environmental Technology Social was held for the eleventh time.
The Burn Injury Centre in Linköping is showing survival data for adults with extensive burn injuries that is better than anywhere else in the world. The results, which are built on a new analysis model, are being presented in the latest number of the scientific periodical Burns.
Why does a lobster’s shell change colour from dark blue to orange-red when it is boiled? It’s a question that has long puzzled scientists. But now the mystery seems to be solved. Researchers at Linköping University took part in the study which has been selected as one of 2015’s most important discoveries in chemistry.
Students at Linköping University establish themselves the most quickly on the labour market, as shown in a recent report from UKÄ, the Swedish Higher Education Authority. LiU shares first place with Örebro University among the major, established higher education institutions.
Mood-based disorders are one of the top-ten causes of disability worldwide. However the genes underpinning these disorders have proven to be remarkably elusive.
Climate-sensitive regions are home to most of the world’s lakes. New research shows that these northern freshwaters are critical emitters of methane, a more effective greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.
Quantum cryptography is not as secure as previously believed. Jan-Åke Larsson and Jonathan Joge Fors now reveal that the method that today forms the basis for many systems of quantum cryptography is vulnerable to attack.
In a time when migration is a critical issue facing society, Linköping University is starting a new international programme to train specialists in this field.
Organisations, businesses, researchers and representatives of aboriginal populations make important contributions to the decisions made at climate change negotiations – according to the decision-makers themselves. This is the result of a study from LiU.
Historical moments, a surprisingly good agreement, but still a small lump in the stomach. That’s how Björn-Ola Linnér summarises COP21.
Per Aspenberg, Professor of Orthopaedics, thought he was invited to an academic meeting with the world’s most prominent osteoporosis researchers. After arriving at the luxury hotel in Geneva, he found out that an American company was behind it all.
How can electricity be extracted from waste heat? Why is an unhealthy lifestyle inherited? Is it possible to imitate human tissue on a chip? These are the challenges for three Wallenberg Academy Fellows at Linköping University.
The recent refugee crisis is unparalleled in modern Swedish history. LiU’s vice-chancellor has decided to appoint a coordinator to manage the university’s initiatives relating to the crisis.
Researchers at Linköping University’s Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Sweden, have developed power paper – a new material with an outstanding ability to store energy.
For decades, agreements on climate-related issues have been the business of nation states. But not any more. The UN’s Climate Change Conference in Paris has become an epicentre for all the world’s climate-related organisations.
Jan-Åke Larsson, professor of information coding at LiU, is part of the research group that proved that what Albert Einstein dismissed as ‘spooky action at a distance’ actually exists. “This is the experiment of the century,” he says.
Four researchers and two students from Linköping University will be on site in Paris to monitor COP21 – and to continue work on the participant survey that LiU has managed since in 2007.
Global warming will progress faster than what was previously believed. The reason is that greenhouse gas emissions that arise naturally are also affected by increased temperatures.
Linköping University has climbed to 24th position in the 2015-16 QS ranking of universities less than 50 years old.
Using semi-conductive polymers, both analog and digital electronic circuits can be created inside living flowers, bushes and trees, as researchers at Linköping University Laboratory for Organic Electronics have shown. The results are being published in Science Advances.
Non-toxic combinations of chemical substances from plants may be the key to stopping untreatable and recurring cancer illnesses. This is the conclusion of a gigantic metastudy, the results of which are now being published.
The Volkswagen scandal has sped up the work to produce new legal requirements for emissions while driving under actual conditions. With the LiU researchers’ method, new reliable tests can be developed quickly and easily.
On Thursday 12 November, Linköping University and Guangzhou University signed a memorandum of understanding, providing a structure for their ongoing collaboration.
Linköping University will today observe a moment of silence to honour the victims of the terror attacks in Paris on Friday evening. It will take place at 12 noon on Monday 16 November, and many Swedish universities will take part.
A delegation from Linköping University recently visited Singapore to enhance research collaboration and promote Swedish research.
Victoria Manfred, one of the students in the Mansvar project, wants more men to discuss violence and male sexuality.
Per Aspenberg was invited to an academic meeting in Switzerland. As it turned out, a US healthcare company was behind it.
LiU and Vice-Chancellor Helen Dannetun hosted an anniversary conference filled with science, new learning, good times and lots of interaction.
Environmental scientist Linnea Ackerfors is one of a thousand people selected to run the world’s longest relay race for the environment.
Alumni of the Year Mihai Aldén and Kajsa Andersson spoke about their choice of career paths and received diplomas.
The Wildlife Security project has further raised its profile, as LiU becomes a member of the Clinton Global Initiative.
It’s the cracks in international climate negotiations that interest Mathias Fridahl, researcher at the Department of Thematic Studies - Environmental Change.
Right now, Professor of Political Science Peo Hansen is up to his ears in national and international media, who want to interview him.
Charlotte Lundgren, communications researcher at the Department of Culture and Communication, has set up cameras to study the interaction among trainers, elite riders and horses.
The Linköping University master’s programme Adult Learning and Global Change has received the Excellence in e-Learning Award at a European conference. 70 programmes were nominated. The programme is a collaboration between Linköping University and universities in Canada, South Africa and Australia. It is one of LiU’s most popular international masters programmes.
LiU’s international master’s programmes were recently launched on Google+, a channel that is especially popular in Asia and the United States. This means our study information is now available on both Google+ and Facebook. The aim of the launch on Google+ is to reach a broader target group.
LiU Vice-Chancellor Helen Dannetun has been nominated in the “Visionary of the Year” category for Näringslivsgalan, the annual business awards dinner. In a total of seven categories, businesses and businessmen and -women who, through their great efforts for the community, great involvement and good ambassadorship placed Linköping on the Swedish and international market will be lauded. Näringslivsgalan will take place in the Konsert och Kongress building on 25 September.
LiU is maintaining its positions on the QS World University Rankings, placing 286th among the world’s 400 highest-ranking universities. Last year, it placed 283rd. Eight Swedish higher education institutions made it onto the Top 400 list.
The degree of performance for students coming from abroad continues to increase, a report from UKÄ, the Swedish Higher Education Authority, shows. The increase primarily concerns “free movers” in the general campus programme who – according to the statistics – performed on a par with Swedish students in the 2012/13 academic year. But for freestanding courses, students from abroad were ahead of Swedish students.
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