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Action against age discrimination

Discrimination based on age is common. Still we don’t often talk about ageism. LiU is taking part in an international project aimed at shedding light on the problem of ageism in Sweden.

EMC lab comes to Campus Norrköping

Combitech and Norrköping Municipality have managed to get Combitech Whirlpool to donate their advanced EMC lab to LiU. The lab will initially be used for teaching electronic design.

Sign with when, why and how written on it.

Educational Sciences tops bibliometric index

Last year second place - this year a slight improvement! LiU research achieved first place in the Swedish Research Council’s latest bibliometric index in the field of education.

The forest fire in Västmanland County

The forest fire that shook Sweden

What began one summer’s day in 2014 as a small fire in a clear-cut area turned into a civil emergency in just a few days. Researchers, police and fire fighters recently gathered at LiU to draw lessons from it.

Outdoor education in the shadow of Fukushima

There is interest in outdoor education among pre-school teachers in Japan. But after the 2011 earthquake, the pre-school teachers are faced with new problems when using outdoor education. This is what pre-school teachers explained during a visit to LiU.

Sketch of a boy adding the final building block to a temple

LiU prof busts medical myths

Many common surgical interventions, such as meniscus surgery, are both costly and risky, and offer no benefits at all – according to a group of orthopaedic ”mythbusters”.

The principle of Massive MIMO

LiU research for super-fast 5G

Telecoms companies around the world are gearing up for the next generation of mobile telecommunications; so is Ericsson, who recently launched their “5G for Sweden” project. At LiU there is leading-edge competence.

Part of logo for the concert

Big charity concert with women’s choir

Linköping University Women’s Choir (Linnea), will be performing at a charity concert on 6 March with songs about and by women and four invited speakers on stage. All the proceeds will go to Linköping Women’s Shelter.

x-ray of the middle of the hand

Combating osteoporosis before a hip breaks

One in five women, and one in ten men, in Sweden can expect to suffer a broken hip due to osteoporosis. But a simple hand x-ray can detect the problem before any bone fracture occurs.

person holding a mobile phone

Globalisation attracts Indian IT engineers to Sweden

More and more well-educated IT engineers from India are moving to Sweden in order to work here. One reason for this is organisational changes that make it easier for them to come here. But Sweden also needs their knowledge.

LiU written in molecules

Two hundred years ago, thermodynamics was applied to increase the efficiency of steam engines. Now, the research is scaled down to the molecular level, with the objective of developing materials for gas storage, nanosensors, molecular machines and thermal insulators.

nuclear power plant

Who’s who in the climate change debate?

Industrial fatalist, green Keynesian, eco-socialist or climate change sceptic? A new book from Jonas Anshelm, researcher at Linköping University, clarifies who’s who in the climate debate.

New LiU figures ready

The Linköping University Annual Report for the year 2014 is ready and has been submitted to the government. The figures describing LiU in brief do not differ greatly from the previous year: approximately 27,000 students, 1,300 PhD students, 4,000 staff and a turnover of approximately SEK 3.5 billion.

Christian Fickler and Adam Bäckström

Ideas for a better world

During the autumn and winter the Innovation Office has been running an ideas competition, in which students are challenged to come up with solutions to make the world more sustainable. Honour and an organic food box was at stake.

Placenta protects foetus from mother’s immune system

The immune system of the mother-to-be is a deadly threat to the foetus, and must therefore be weakened during pregnancy. New research shows that this adjustment is controlled by the placenta.

Cecilia Åsberg

Another 20 million to the green humanities

Linköping University has been awarded another SEK 20 million to create a world-leading programme in interdisciplinary social and environmental research.

A new student building by White Arkitekter

Investment in the future of Campus Valla

A new student building, a unified university administration, and collaboration activities in the middle of Campus Valla - this is Linköping University’s new venture. The decision was made by a unanimous University Board today. The new student building will be ready for move-in during September 2018.

Trends control which research reaches teachers

The work of schools should rest on a scientific basis. But the path research takes in reaching schools is not unproblematic, as Glenn Hultman of LiU demonstrates.


Questionnaire gives students chance to have a say

On 17 February LiU students were emailed a questionnaire. This is their chance to express their views on the study environment. The university is keen to get this feedback, as it provides valuable information that helps it make improvements.

Adoptive parents

Adoptive parents are model parents

A good parent should be self-sacrificing, happy and have a lot of time for their children. These are the findings of a study based on how adoptive parents are described in investigation reports prior to international adoption.

Research on cultivated cells may be flawed

Cells grown in the laboratory behave very differently from cells in the body. Research at Linköping and Edinburgh shows that after just a few days the change is so great that it can affect the interpretation of a study.

PO Sjöberg

Norrköping gets Digital Health Lab

In 20 years, one-quarter of all Swedes will be over 65 and when we need care we will receive it in our homes. The Digital Health Lab, which will help us detect diseases in time, dose medicines properly and be healthier, has now been inaugurated.

Lars Vilks

Freedom of speech in focus at Vilks visit

Last week, before the events in Copenhagen, the artist Lars Vilks visited the Student Association of Foreign Affairs at Linköping University.

Mariethe Larsson and Karin Fälth-Magnusson

LiU 40 to be celebrated all year

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Linköping getting its university. This will be observed throughout 2015.

Early marks do not yield better study results

Arguments for giving marks early are often about being motivational for all students. But this doesn’t add up. Instead, early marks can have the opposite effect on certain groups of students. This has been shown by researchers from institutions including Linköping University.

Image of map of parts of Africa

New perspectives on global justice

Is it right to pay compensation for international atrocities committed a long time ago? Do subsequent generations have a duty towards those people and nations who suffered? These questions are discussed in a new book by Göran Collste, professor of Applied Ethics.


Challenging austerity in the Baltics

The Baltic states are often described as good examples of how austerity can be used to overcome a financial crisis. A book on the downsides of austerity edited by LiU’s Professor Charles Woolfson has made waves worldwide.


solidarity economics

Klara FrimanFor Klara Friman, a degree in Design and Product Development means a job working in solidarity economics in Nicaragua.


into swedish living rooms

Painting ceramics in South AfricaFurniture designers Mattias Rask and Tor Palm are creating jobs for craftspeople all over the world.


scheduling benefits

Elina Rönnberg shows advanced calculationsGrad project in optimisation gave Elina Rönnberg the idea for start-up Schemagi. 


stoked for christmas!

Santas on Campus VallaChristmas markets, gingerbread snaps and decorations. This year our students have got into the Christmas spirit more than ever.


sinkhole party

Sinkhole Party outside Kårallen BuildingNews about LiU’s very own sinkhole spread like internet wildfire. The students rapidly organised a “drain party”.


five minutes with...

Maria Huge-Brodin ...Maria Huge-Brodin, the first professor of Environmental Logistics at LiU, in Sweden, in Europe, and perhaps even the world.


competing in robotics

Fredrik Löfgren with a robotMore motivating to study for a competition than for an exam, thinks LiU student Fredrik Löfgren, who competes in robotics competitions himself and is organizing the RoboCup Junior competition.


alumni of the year spoke

Vice-Chancellor Helen Dannetun with Alumni of the YearTrust your gut feeling! Peter Agnefjäll, President and CEO of the IKEA Group, and Elnaz Baghlanian, editor and office coordinator at Swedish PEN, gave well-received speeches at the Alumni of the Year ceremony.


pupils meet researcher

Pupils from BjörnkärrsskolanHave you ever worked at NASA? How did the sun start? Do aliens exist? A torrent of questions greets researcher Magnus Herberthson when he visits the second grade pupils at a local shool.

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In brief

Award-winning solar cell researchers

Olle Inganäs and Fengling Zhang have received the Thomson Reuters “World's Most Influential Scientific Minds” award. They are both professors at the Division of Biomolecular and Organic Electronics in the Department of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, where their research areas include organic solar cells.

Ambassador of Latvia to Campus Norrköping

The Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia, Gints Jegermanis, will give a lecture for students on the Latvian presidency of the council of the EU. The lecture will be held in Täppan (TP2) 15:10, 9 March.

Doctoral students’ income has improved

According to data from the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) the proportion of students who receive their revenue directly from the university increased, while the share of external funding declined in 2001 – 2013. The revenue for research and graduate education also increased during this period.

Glimmer Bureau

Furniture of the Year

Ania Pauser’s “Glimmer Bureau" recently won “Furniture of the Year” at the Elle Decoration Swedish Design Awards. Ania is a graduate of the Furniture Design programme at LiU’s Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies.

Event winners

A student team from the Industrial Engineering and Management master's programme won the semifinals at the “Tournament in management and engineering skills” in Istanbul. The finals will take place at the end of March in Germany. The competition is the largest European case competition for students in the field.



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