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Welcome to the World of the Urks

Björn Wallsten

We continue to extract metals from the earth’s crust, with the associated risks to people and the environment, although only half of some of the metals we have already extracted are actually used. So, where are these unused metals? In many cases the world of the Urks.




Imagined ugliness can be treated with internet-based CBT

Imagined ugliness, or body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) as it is known, can be treated with internet-based CBT, according to a recent randomised study, the first of its kind ever conducted. The new treatment has the potential to increase access to care for sufferers of BDD.

Niklas Myhr, The Social Media Professor

Social media guru visits LiU

LiU alumnus Niklas Myhr is a marketing and social media expert, known as “The Social Media Professor”.

Transplant

Giving, selling or sharing – whose kidney is it?

Medicine, technology and research enable us to pass on our bodies, or parts of them, to other people. But an act of donation isn’t over just because the organ has changed bodies.

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.

LARM 2014

More companies than ever at LARM

LARM is the Labour Market Day for students at the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Linköping University. This year it will be the largest in southern Sweden, with 159 exhibitors. Over 300 students will work at the event.

Picture of eye

Investigation into misconduct goes further

In the spring of 2015, an anonymous report of insufficient conscientiousness in a research study within regenerative medicine was addressed to Linköping University. The Faculty of Health Sciences set up an independent external review group.

Picture of pig's snout

International interest in research into animal transports

Less spread of contagion, improved welfare for animals, fewer carbon dioxide emissions and higher corporate profits. The model for animal transports that LiU researchers have developed has roused strong interest from both international agencies and commercial businesses.

Playful German sheperd

Playful dogs are less stressed

It is well known that house-pets are good for people’s health. But how are our dogs doing with us? A research team at LiU is investigating this by measuring the amount of stress hormones stored in their fur.

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.

Fingerprint

How forensic evidence is created

With the advance of technology, forensic evidence is increasingly important to police investigations. In a new book, Linköping University researcher Corinna Kruse shows how the views of various professional groups impart meaning on forensic evidence.

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.

Studying

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.

lakes

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.

migration

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.


Features

a study in mud

VSR 2016Valla Saucer Rennen 2016. No snow is needed for a parallel pulka race. Creativity and the joy of competition is more than enough.

 

Discussing Male Violence

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.

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In brief

Pediatrics award

Johnny Ludvigsson, senior professor of paediatrics at Linköping University, has been awarded the International Healthcare Award in conjunction with the PGHTNCON 2016 paediatrics conference in Jaipur, India. The award will be presented at a ceremony on 14 February at NIMS University.

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.

 


 

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