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Softwares for fMRI yield erroneous results

Brain activity

Common statistical methods used to analyse brain activity through images taken with MRI scanners cannot be trusted, as shown by Anders Eklund and Hans Knutsson of Linköping University, and Thomas Nichols of the University of Warwick, in the highly-ranked journal PNAS.




Solar cells on window

Organic solar cells: coming soon near you

Organic printed solar cells will soon be in a window or a bag near you. In “Sunflower”, the recently-concluded EU project, researchers and businesses brought the technology a great deal closer to our everyday lives.

Olle Ingnäs

Solar cell première

Printed organic solar cells produce electricity from several of the windows at Tekniska verken in Linköping. Professor Olle Inganäs and his research group are leading the development towards the sustainable energy sources of the future.

Ethnicity, nationality, and social class on company boards

Ethnicity, nationality, and class affiliation are areas that have not been researched as regards the composition of management in new companies. Researchers at Linköping University and Kristianstad University are going to change that.

Robots playing football. Photo: Charlotte Perhammar

Robots prepare for World Cup

In the robot lab at LiU, training is in full swing. On 30 June, Jasmine, Elsa and their four teammates travel to Leipzig for RoboCup – the Football World Cup for robots.

Strengthening immune defence may be solution for treating tuberculosis

Researchers at Linköping University have made a discovery that could contribute to developing new vaccines and treatment alternatives for tuberculosis in the future. The results have been published in Scientific Reports, a sister journal to the highly respected periodical Nature.

Bread

Stanford inspires in business design

Over the spring, Ronaldo’s Stone Oven Bakery in Linköping got help from master’s students in Business Management to develop their company. The concept has its basis in ideas from Stanford University.

Marianne Dahlén

Listen to pods on intellectual property law

How do jurisprudence and intellectual property law relate to innovation and design? Listen to two podcasts with some of the leading researchers in intellectual property law.

X-ray

Ethical aspects of medical age assessment

If a medical age assessment is not conclusive, it’s better to say yes than no. That’s the advice from two Linköping University researchers who conducted an ethical analysis of several cases of medical age assessment.

Curtains

New treatment for depression

A new treatment for severe depression is to be introduced at the Linköping University Hospital. It uses magnetic stimulation of nerve cells deep in the brain. The method is currently in use at a very limited number of hospitals worldwide.

Flip-flop

Environmental researcher counts flip-flops

The huge volumes of litter we leave in the oceans is one of the greatest environmental problems of our time. Professor Henrik Kylin from LiU has studied how the beaches on a remote atoll in the Indian Ocean have been covered with litter, even though the atoll has no permanent residents.

University Hospital Campus

First International Summer Academy

This summer Linköping University will host its first Summer Academy for students from international partner universities.

Group of people practicing Swedish

Speech therapy students help new arrivals

Over the spring term, future speech therapists from Linköping University have been working pro bono with language training for newly arrived refugees.

Alyssa Blumenthal

Her cookbook combines biogas and algae

Alyssa Blumenthal came to LiU in September 2015 on a Fulbright scholarship. Now she is full of enthusiasm about the Biogas Research Center (BRC), Linköping University, Sweden and energy-related issues. However she is leaving academia for her hometown, New York City.

Water treatment facility

1 TWh of biogas to be gotten from waste

There is one TWh of biogas in the waste streams from paper and pulp mills. A biogas facility at, or adjacent to, a mill also provides a number of other advantages, as a newly released research report shows.

LiU students in collaboration with student from the US

Their degree project won in Maryland

Engineering students Victor Wessén and Fredrik Bergendal did their degree project long-distance together with two students from the University of Maryland. At the beginning of May, they went over there to present it on-site – and brought home the university’s prize for best project.

Three Horizon 2020 projects to LiU

The circular economy, the recovery of resources from landfill mining and the regional influence of universities are three projects with LiU involvement that have received funding from Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions.

High-quality doctoral studies

Our doctoral studies have not been reviewed by the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) for several years; a new round is therefore being planned. But UKÄ has jumped the gun with a pilot group to test the new evaluation model. Among those in the starting gate was the Department of Thematic Studies - Technology and Social Change.

Arne Jönsson

Simplified language on the Web

Modern linguistic theory and machine learning will help Swedish government agencies make themselves understood on the internet. Vinnova is investing just over nine million Swedish crowns into a research project led by LiU professor Arne Jönsson.

Honorary doctors to present

On Friday 27 May, Linköping University’s honorary doctors for 2016 will give presentations.

Helix awarded SEK 35 million from Vinnova

The Helix research centre, which focuses on issues of working life, is being awarded SEK 35 million by Vinnova. During its ten years, Helix has received nothing but praise in evaluations – and now its funding has been secured for another five years.

Brazil

Largest-ever Swedish-Brazilian research seminar

This week a Swedish research delegation - the largest ever - is visiting Brazil. The delegation is headed by LiU vice-chancellor Helen Dannetun, and includes some 20 LiU researchers.

Ekhiotz Jon Vergara

Mobile apps and games are also energy thieves

Ekhiotz Jon Vergara has developed EnergyBox a tool that measures and calculates how much energy is consumed by gadgets when connecting to the Internet to use apps and games. He found major opportunities for energy efficiency.

Patient

Hospitals not learning from measuring infections

Suffering from an infection during a hospital stay is a common care-related injury. To prevent spreading and to work preventively, all hospitals measure the occurrence of care-related infections. But the time-consuming measurements are not followed up on.

Child trafficking on the increase in Europe

Late last week, the children’s rights organisation ECPAT published a global study on tourism and the sexual exploitation of children. One of the researchers who helped with the study is Elif Härkönen of Linköping University.

Missing student found dead

Linköping University student Victor Karlsson Sehlin, missing since last Tuesday, has been found dead. “It’s extremely sad, and my thoughts are with his family, as well as his friends and fellow students,” says Helen Dannetun, vice-chancellor, Linköping University.

LiU Brazil

Happy and boisterous LiU-Brazil Open Day

Brazilian families in Linköping were welcomed to LiU with an abundance of cookies, meatballs, Brazilian cheese bread and brigadeiros. The university was presented by a Brazilian student, a postdoc, and a professor.


Features

farewell liu

Farewell Ceremony 2016, audience

Excitement about the future – and a celebration right now. That was the mood at this year’s Farewell Ceremony for Linköping University’s international master’s students.

 

the deported liu student

Sofie AbrahamsonSofie Abrahamson, lecturer at the Department of Culture and Communication, has involved herself in the case of Syed Latif, who was deported after getting a job through the wrong channels.

 

academic ceremony

Commencement CeremonyThis year’s Commencement Ceremony in the De Geer Hall combined stately ritual with serious partying. 

 

with an eye for the tiger

Rebecka Le MoineMaster’s student Rebecka Le Moine is in India right now to study tigers on behalf of the World Wide Fund for Nature.

 

unesco prize

Anders Jidesjö

Anders Jidesjö, Department of Thematic Studies, is research coordinator for the Kunskapslänken national programme, which has been nominated for a UNESCO-Japan prize for sustainable development.

 

engineering dreams pick up speed

Race carA lot of takeout and evenings were consumed before this year’s race car was ready for the prestigious track at Silverstone.

 

international day

Asian doll

iDay 2016 in Colloseum was a worldly experience with food and culture from 15 countries.

 

prizes raining

Joakim Wren2016 Environmental Engineering Profile of the Year. Winner of the 2015 Skapa prize in Östergötland. And winner of the 2016 Nordic Cleantech Open as well as a desirable spot on the list of the 33 hottest new technology companies.

 

number one in social media

Niklas Myhr

LiU alum Niklas Myhr is known as ‘The Social Media Professor’.

 

climate and power

Anna Kaijser, portrait

Anna Kaijser, researcher at the Department of Thematic Studies – Environmental Change, brings out the connections between climate and social relations of power.

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In brief

Conference on education and gender

Researchers from around the world will gather in Linköping from 15 to 17 June to discuss gender, nationalism and intersectionality, with a focus on schools and education.
“We want to shed particular light on Sweden and Scandinavia. We believe we have so much equality, and this belief is part of our identity. But it can also lead to superiority over people from other countries. That ‘we’ are so good and ‘they’ don’t know what we’re talking about,” says Katarina Eriksson Barajas, professor of education at Linköping University.

Bus. Photo: Göran Billeson

Cheaper bus

As of 1 September, everyone studying at least half-time will be able to buy tickets from Östgötatrafiken at student prices. The student discount applies to 30-day central and suburban routes. The student association Stuff were the ones pushing the issue of student discounts on public transportation.

Quality of Life

Students in the Cognitive Sciences programme are arranging the KVIT conference on April 28–29, an international conference with invited speakers and visitors from Sweden and Europe. This year’s theme is Quality of Life.

Visiting professor in mathematics

Professor Nageswari Shanmugalingam, University of Cincinnati, will be visiting professor in mathematics, funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. She will work with the potential theory group, led by Jana Björn and Anders Björn, for 12 months in 2017-18.

Article commended

Osama A.B. Hassan, associate professor in construction technology at KTS, has been awarded the “Highly Commended Paper Award” from the Emerald publishing firm for his article, “The role of peer-learning and formative assessment in effective engineering learning environments: A case study”, published in the Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education.




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Last updated: 2016-06-17