LiU #26 in ranking of young universities
Linköping University has taken a big step up in QS’s ranking of the world’s best universities under 50 years – to 26th place.
The QS ranking is dominated by Asian universities, which have taken the top five places. First is Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, led by former Linköping University Vice-Chancellor Bertil Andersson. He will visit Linköping University on 1 October to sign a cooperation agreement.
Linköping University has climbed the Top 50 Under 50 ranking quickly, first breaking into the group two years ago.
It is based on factors relating to research, teaching, employability and internationalisation.
QS’s main ranking list, including universities of all ages, is dominated by American and British universities. Here Linköping University places 283, climbing more than one hundred places in three years. In education Linköping University ranks among the top one hundred.
The QS World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, both UK based, together with ARWU, are the three largest and most influential global ranking systems. In the past three years, Linköping University has advanced on all three.
”All rankings must be taken with a pinch of salt, and be evaluated according to what they measure, and how they measure it. But of course it’s good news that we are making solid advances on several ranking systems. It’s a result of all the good work being done at the university,” says Vice-Chancellor Helen Dannetun.
Thirty years ago an association was formed, aimed at fostering contact between Swedes and international students and researchers. It is now celebrating its 30th anniversary.
Associate Professor Maria Lerm searches for better treatments for tuberculosis – a disease that kills two million people every year. She has just won the Fernström Prize of SEK 100,000.
The construction of the brain from the embryo stage is regulated by a genetic timepiece in the stem cells. This discovery by researchers at Linköping University may have great significance for developing safe and effective methods of repairing brain and spinal cord injuries.
Peter Agnefjäll, President and CEO of IKEA Group, and Elnaz Baghlanian, editor and office coordinator at Swedish PEN, have been named Linköping University’s Alumni of the Year for 2014.
Two or three injuries per season – that is standard for an average athlete. The consequence can be life-long suffering. Linköping University now has a research centre devoted to this issue.
On 19 September the new Institute for Analytical Sociology (IAS) at Campus Norrköping will be officially opened, with an afternoon reception and a tour of the premises.
Sweden is a free and equal country, where material welfare is a given and the lifestyle is active. This is the image that is given in the Migration Board's Cultural Orientation Program aimed at children who are to be relocated to Sweden, according to a new thesis at the Department of Child Studies.
In politics, being an outsider carries a heavily loaded negative image. But the question of what belonging, and being an outsider, actually are is a complex one. If we oversimplify it we run the risk of coming up with solutions that are oversimplified and hence do not work, social work researchers warn.
The Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV) in Linköping is upgrading its equipment and ensuring its place as a world leader in its field.
Women who are members the Sweden Democrats (SD) are driven by a desire to care – for ”Swedes” who have to be protected from outsiders, as well as for the people who come to Sweden. The best solution – including for these immigrants – is that they return home and get help there, or in a nearby country. All according to a study of female SD members.
The more people who beg for our compassion, the colder we become. The desire to give is strongest towards one person. The physiological mechanisms behind this behaviour have now been documented.
Almost half the elderly who described themselves as lonely in 2004 did not do so in 2011. Being lonely is not a static, but a dynamic state – something we go in and out of. This is the finding of a major study of loneliness among the elderly in Sweden.
Researchers at the LiU Computer Vision Laboratory came out victorious in an international competition with their method for tracking a moving object, such as a car or a face in a crowd. There are many applications for this method – the only limit is our imagination.
Many older patients are given bisphosphonate for years to treat osteoporosis. But there is a risk that this treatment can lead to a rare type of fracture of the femur. After 4–5 years, the relative risk is over 100 times greater than for patients not receiving the treatment.
Women who suffer from pain during sexual intercourse more often remain childless than women on average. And sufferers who do have children more often deliver by caesarean section and run a higher risk of tearing during childbirth, according to a large register study conducted at Linköping University.
Fever is a response to inflammation, and is triggered by an onset of the signaling substance prostaglandin. Researchers at Linköping University can now see precisely where these substances are produced – a discovery that paves the way for smarter drugs.
Pattern recognition is a rapidly growing research field, with many important applications. Next week some 1100 researchers will come to Sweden for the conference ICPR. Magnus Borga, professor from Linköping University, is general chair of the organizing committee.
This weekend 130 researchers will arrive in Linköping, to take part in LinStat 2014, an international conference on statistics.
Linköping University has taken a big step up on ARWU, a global ranking that places special emphasis on research strength. This year’s placing is 308, 70 spots higher than last year.
Christina Hörnell is the new music director at Linköping University. She starts on 1 October, replacing Hans Lundgren who is retiring.
Leading materials research at Linköping University and Acreo Swedish ICT will be in the spotlight when around 100 senior materials researchers, plus PhD students, from over 20 divisions in three departments gather for a conference on 20-21 August, 2014.
A number of aspects of a rooster’s personality determine whether it will win a duel and gain high status within a group. This has been shown by research conducted by Linköping University’s Hanne Løvlie and other researchers.
Studentbostäder has introduced new rules giving new students earlier access to available corridor housing.
Scams relating to student housing are on the rise. The Student Tenants' Organisation (KOMBO) has issued a warning to students looking for housing. International students are particularly vulnerable.
PhD student Negar Sani has succeeded in explaining how a printed diode can function in the GHz band. The diode forms the missing link between mobile phones and printed labels.
Focus on the pupil, not the frameworks. What’s important is what happens in the classroom. This was the message from Linköping University researchers at a well-attended seminar at the Almedalen Week.
The cognitive abilities of dogs takes even researchers by surprise. Per Jensen, professor of ethology, has written yet another book about dogs’ behaviour.
Gorgeous autumn weather and Movits! on the main stage. Thousands of students celebrated the start of studies at the Kalasmottagning.
Ross Duncan, Canadian master’s student at LiU, is working for the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan in Kabul.
Anette Wickström, senior lecturer in social anthropology, sees parallels between healthcare work in Sweden and South Africa.
The students are back and the traditional two-week period of welcome events is well underway.
LiTHe Blås drew resounding applause at the EU Parliament, and was close to winning the Dutch championship in ”Dweilmusik” on their 2014 EUtour.
In the newly-started mentor group LIKES, international and Swedish teaching students gather to discuss and cook.
A year ago she studied political science at LiU. Today she is working with refugee issues at national and international level.
Graduates of the international master’s programmes at LiU said goodbye to their teachers, classmates and their time as students at the Farewell Ceremony on 11 June.
Two researchers from Linköping University, Olle Inganäs and Fengling Zhang, are included on Thomson Reuters’ list "Highly Cited Researchers 2014". The list is based on how often scientific articles are cited by other authors. The two – both professors in materials science at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology – share the list with 3,213 other researchers from around the world. See the full list at http://highlycited.com/index.htm 3215.
The medical database Expertscape has ranked LiU researcher Johnny Ludvigsson among the world's top ten experts in research on type 1 diabetes.
Nine members of IFM travelled to Australia to chair and present to over 800 people at the 24th Anniversary World Congress on Biosensors. In addition to poster and oral presentations, LiU had an exhibition stand with Acreo Swedish ICT AB. The next World Congress on Biosensors will for the first time be held in Sweden - in Gothenburg in May 2016.
Martin Ball, recently titled professor in logopedics, has been elected fellow of the Learned Society of Wales.
Åke Björck, Professor Emeritus in Numerical Analysis, has been named as a SIAM fellow.
With its headquarters in Philadelphia, SIAM, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, is one of the biggest professional mathematics organisations with members all over the world.
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Last updated: 2014-09-19