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Christmas concerts, carols and choirs

Christmas without concerts? That’s simply not an option for LiU’s choirs. This year, seven ensembles will perform at not less than 18 concerts.

cyclist in the inner city

Smart cities – more talk than action

The concept of “smart cities” is being used increasingly often within urban development. But this concept lacks a clear definition, and the way it is used depends on who is using it. These results are presented in a thesis by Malin Granath.

Old tourists in Spain

Cloudy skies on the Costa del Sol

Homelessness, ill health and the fear of dying in a foreign country. These are elements in some of the narratives collected by researcher Anna Gavanas in her book about Swedish pensioners who have emigrated to Spain.

Lena Sommestad

Lena Sommestad new chair of LiU Board

The Swedish government has appointed Lena Sommestad as new chair of the university board at LiU. Lena Sommestad has previously been minister for the environment and is today the county governor of Halland.

Daniel Aili and Sasan Zandi

Two new Wallenberg Fellows at LiU

LiU has two new Wallenberg Academy Fellows, who will get the opportunity to develop their research ideas. The challenges they’re taking on relate to relapses in acute leukemia, a form of cancer, and materials that can help us create new organs using 3D printers.

Helene Hellmark Knutsson

SEK 3 billion extra to research

Benefit to society, increased gender equality and initiatives linked to societal challenges are in focus in the research bill presented by the Swedish government. The bill provides extra money to LiU for research into 5G and digitalisation.

Electronic paper

SEK 20 million to energy research

Five researchers at LiU have each been awarded SEK 1 million per year for four years in research grants from a joint initiative by the Swedish Energy Agency and the Swedish Research Council in energy-oriented basic research.

Human petting a chicken

Measuring stress in chicken’s blood

How are animals in food production affected by stressful experiences early in life? Per Jensen wants to find out whether it is possible to see the traces of stress much later. He has been awarded SEK 8 million by Formas, the Swedish research council for sustainable development, to study the stress reactions of chickens in detail.

Timber truck not carrying a load

Large research grant for greener timber trucks

With the aid of a supercomputer, a wind tunnel and a research grant of SEK 5.7 million, the 2,000 timber trucks in Sweden are to achieve lower fuel consumption, becoming in this way a little bit greener.

cecilia åsberg

SEK 4 million to environmental humanities

The Seed Box, Sweden’s largest research programme in the environmental humanities, is now allocating grants to researchers, writers and artists around the world.

Rat bones in a jar

Sooner on your feet after hip fracture

An already available drug can help patients get back on their feet more rapidly after a hip fracture, according to an international study published in the Journal of Bone Joint Surgery. The results suggest that treatment with the drug accelerates the healing process in broken bones.

Illustration of antibody

Major grants for biosensor research

Biosensors with extremely small gold particles known as “nanoparticles” are helping researchers to improve the development of biological drugs. They are also playing a role in the diagnosis of disease. Daniel Aili at LiU is the principal investigator for a project that has been awarded SEK 5 million from the Swedish Research Council and Vinnova’s joint initiative in biological drugs.

Jan-Åke Larsson

Help researchers in The BIG Bell Test

In a large number of identical experiments conducted at nine locations worldwide, the ability of people to act unpredictably will be used in an experiment in quantum physics. Linköping University is the Swedish node of the experiment, scheduled for 30 November 2016.

Sustainable building

SEK 20 million for sustainable development

Eight LiU researchers will each receive approx. SEK 3 million for research relating to sustainable development. One of the research projects will answer the question: Which is better and cheaper: renovation or demolition and new construction.

Disco ball

Discourse and dance

Research and revels, can they be combined? Indeed they can, according to the organisers of the g16 conference. Not only researchers from all round the world, but also Linköping residents are invited to several events in association with the conference, 23-25 November.

Trump causes concern at Marrakech climate change meeting

The election of the new US president coincided with the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, and the result led to reactions. Donald Trump has not presented himself as a fan of climate change agreements.

Whiplash injury

Whiplash – evaluating interventions

Whiplash injury often leads to long-term pain and disability for many people. Around 30,000 people suffer whiplash injury each year in Sweden, half of whom subsequently experience persistent pain. The symptoms often increase during activity and when working with the arms at shoulder height.

Traffic planning

LiU researchers make space for drones

Reports of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) that force airports to close are becoming increasingly frequent. Researchers at LiU are now starting to develop models for the efficient management of the increasing numbers of drones.

mathias fridahl

Trump and bureaucracy challenge when the Paris Agreement is discussed in Marrakesh

The Paris Agreement came into force much sooner than many people believed. But it’s not just the various parties to the agreement who are preparing for the first meeting after it was reached.

textbooks

“Us and Them” attitudes in school textbooks

The textbooks in secondary schools in Sweden are not racist. Some textbooks, however, divide people into groups, and some fail to discuss Sweden’s national minorities.


Features

farewell exchange students

Farewell Mingle 2016On Tuesday 6 December, there was a Farewell Mingle at Kårhuset Kollektivet for the departing exchange students who have been studying at LiU during the autumn term. 

 

success for new master's

Stefan Jonsson"We have a global and critical perspective that attracts today's students," says Stefan Jonsson, professor at REMESO, about the Faculty of Arts and Science’s first international master’s programme at REMESO in Norrköping - Ethnic and Migration Studies.

 

health is our new religion

YogisAchieving perfect health has become a religion in the western world, according to a newly published study. Barbro Wijma, professor emerita and physician with many years of experience meeting patients, views this development with dismay.

 

black in sweden

Victoria Kawesa

Skin colour matters, also in Sweden. But many people don’t accept that racism is a problem here – only in other countries. So claims doctoral student Victoria Kawesa, who writes about black feminism and whiteness in Sweden.

 

redress for neglect

Shadows of peopleJohanna Sköld from Child Studies at Linköping University co-organised an international workshop where researchers compared various models of compensation for institutional neglect and abuse.

 

tomorrow's nobel laureates?

Pupils from a primary school in Skäggetorp Anna Lindström and Monika Lopez of the Department of Culture and Communication applied earlier this year for funding for an initiative in an issue relating to refugees. The funding was granted, and the “Tomorrow’s Nobel laureates” project was born. 

 

Alumni of the year 1

Suad Ali, porträtt

Suad Ali, expert on Sweden’s refugee quota, works tirelessly for refugees worldwide. For her dedication she has been chosen as one of Linköping University’s two Alumni of the Year.

 

Alumni of the Year 2

Thomas-Lunner-i-studioThomas Lunner’s research has given improved hearing to millions of people with impaired hearing. He has been chosen as one of this year’s Alumni of the Year.

 

 

Discussed mathematics

Jonas Bergman Ärlebäck vid tavlan i klassrummet på Skäggetorpsskolan. Foto från skolans fb.What’s zero to the power of zero? Jonas Bergman Ärlebäck, senior lecturer at LiU’s Department of Mathematics, rushed over to a local primary school to discuss mathematics. 

 

conference on climate change denial

Picture of globeMartin Hultman, who works with environmental history and the history of ideas, is organising the world’s first conference on climate change denial.

 

lessons for life in guatemala

Sabina Nordén and Sofie Folkesson building a school in Guatemala.Engineering students Sabina Nordén and Sofie Folkesson took a year off university to renovate a school in Guatemala – using PET bottles.

 

café success

Dörte Bernhard and Tove Mattson at World café. Dörte Bernhard and Tove Mattsson from the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning got it just right when they organised a World Café for 60 students of teaching and 30 students taking the accelerated course for those newly arrived in Sweden.

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In brief

Snus

LiU alumnus in Venture Cup’s Top 20

LiU alumnus Bengt Wiberg (who studied economics 1978-81) was unwilling to stop using snus, despite the problems it was causing him. So he invented a new method to package snus, Sting Free snus. Patents have now been sought in 38 countries and the method has been selected as one of Venture Cup’s Top 20 Ideas 2016.

Three days of Julia Kristeva

The famous psychoanalyst, linguist, philosopher and feminist Julia Kristeva has her own dedicated conference. This year it will be held in Stockholm from 13 to 15 October, with researchers from a number of countries coming together to discuss her work and ideas. Co-organisers include LiU’s Department of Culture and Communication.

International conference on aging and the elderly

The global population is becoming increasingly older, while the experiences of the elderly are becoming increasingly diverse. This will be discussed at an international conference on aging to be held in Norrköping, 6-7 October 2016.

Malmstens at London Design Fair

Graduates of the Furniture Design Programme at Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies will attend the London Design Fair, 22-25 September. The graduates will show innovative lighting for the private and public sectors. The pieces were first presented at this year’s Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair. In conjunction with the Stockholm fair, the graduates received invitations to participate in London.

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.




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