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Brain volume changes after CBT

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.

Grandfather’s lifestyle traced in his grandchildren

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.

Norrköping host for E-Week

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.

First-rate burn care

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.

Solved: the mystery of the lobster

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.


LiU students get jobs fastest

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.

Schizophrenia gene traced in chicken study

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.


Large and increasing methane emissions from northern lakes

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.

Jonathan Jogenfors Jan-Ake Larsson

LiU researchers reveal security hole

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.


New programme on migration and ethnicity

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.

Non-state actors highly valued at climate change negotiations

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.

Björn-Ola Linnér

High pressure on LiU researchers in Paris

Historical moments, a surprisingly good agreement, but still a small lump in the stomach. That’s how Björn-Ola Linnér summarises COP21.

US healthcare company behind academic meeting

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.

Three Wallenberg Fellows for LiU

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.

Refugees. Photo: Josh Zakary

LiU’s initiatives for refugees

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.

Power paper

Storing electricity in paper

Researchers at Linköping University’s Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Sweden, have developed power paper – a new material with an outstanding ability to store energy.

Climate Walk, Stockholm 2015

Climate efforts driven from below

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

‘Spooky action at a distance’ exists

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.

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LiU researchers to COP21 in Paris

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

Global warming will be faster than expected

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.

LiU continues to climb in rankings

Linköping University has climbed to 24th position in the 2015-16 QS ranking of universities less than 50 years old.

Organic electronic rose

LiU researchers create electronic plants

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.

Plants against cancer

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.


LiU research stops exhaust cheating

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.

Presidents shake hands

Collaboration with China on sustainable urban development

On Thursday 12 November, Linköping University and Guangzhou University signed a memorandum of understanding, providing a structure for their ongoing collaboration.

Moment of silence to honour victims of Paris terror attacks

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.


More collaboration with Singapore

A delegation from Linköping University recently visited Singapore to enhance research collaboration and promote Swedish research.


Discussing Male

Victoria Manfred

Victoria Manfred, one of the students in the Mansvar project, wants more men to discuss violence and male sexuality.


scientific deceit

Professor AspenbergPer Aspenberg was invited to an academic meeting in Switzerland. As it turned out, a US healthcare company was behind it.


science festival

Zou Cairong and Helen DannetunLiU and Vice-Chancellor Helen Dannetun hosted an anniversary conference filled with science, new learning, good times and lots of interaction.  


running for the environment

Linnea Ackerfors. Private pictureEnvironmental scientist Linnea Ackerfors is one of a thousand people selected to run the world’s longest relay race for the environment.


2015 alumni of the year HONOuRED

2015 Alumni of the yearAlumni of the Year Mihai Aldén and Kajsa Andersson spoke about their choice of career paths and received diplomas.


saving rhinos

Fredrik GustafssonThe Wildlife Security project has further raised its profile, as LiU becomes a member of the Clinton Global Initiative.


complex climate work

Mathias Fridahl outside Tema Building

It’s the cracks in international climate negotiations that interest Mathias Fridahl, researcher at the Department of Thematic Studies - Environmental Change.


the refugee crisis

Peo Hansen

Right now, Professor of Political Science Peo Hansen is up to his ears in national and international media, who want to interview him.


words alone are not enough

Charlotte Lundgren

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.

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In brief

Award-winning master’s programme

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.

Masters on Google+

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.

The Business Oscar

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 on the QS World University Rankings

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.

Students from abroad performing even better

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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