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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.

Sign - University City of the Year

Linköping is University City of the Year

Collaboration, student democracy, development in teaching and learning, and a sense of home. In a long citation that covered a large number of points, the head of the Swedish National Union of Students announced that Linköping had been named 2016/17 University City of the Year.

Brain scan

Brain imaging reveals autism in boys

Researchers at Linköping University and the University of Gothenburg have developed a new brain imaging measure to identify autism in boys. The method opens up new possibilities to track progress and improve treatment.

Interpreter

Shortage of interpreters in elder care

With a greater number of foreign-born persons in the country’s homes for the elderly, qualified interpreter aid is needed. But this aid is insufficient, and this has consequences both for individuals and for care.

Helene Hellmark Knutsson at CMIV

Minister urged to increase contact hours

Helene Hellmark Knutsson, Swedish minister for higher education and research, visited LiU on Friday. The previous day, a student union at LiU had published an opinion piece on its most important issue: when will the students get more contact hours?

Student still missing

Victor Karlsson Sehlin, a 22-year-old student at LiU, is still missing, despite intensive search efforts by police, military and hundreds of volunteers, including many students. On Sunday 15 May Missing People is organising another search.

Visualisation Center C

Have a drink and a think – at Future Week

Environment, sustainability and the future is the theme at Sustainable Future, a LiU event that’s part of Framtidsveckan – Future Week – due to take place in Norrköping from 20 to 27 April.

Forensic sciences a new strategic area

Research in forensic sciences get a push forward when Linköping University and the Swedish National Board of Forensic Medicine concentrate on a new strategic area.


Features

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.

 

peaceful coexistence the only way

Child refugeeSocial anthropologist Haris Agic is one of several LiU researchers taking part in the debate around the refugee question.

 

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. 

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In brief

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.

LiU ranks 131 in Europe

Linköping University placed in the 131-140 group on the 2016 Times Higher Education ranking of the 200 best universities in Europe. The top three places were taken by Oxford University, Cambridge University and Imperial College in London.

Underestimated plants in podcast

LiU Prof Magnus Bergren and the research on electronic plants are on the Australian Science podcast Future Tense. The program Underestimated Plants describes our increasing knowledge of plant neurobiology and how plants communicate. The radio station RN, part of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, ABC, is broadcasting all over Australia, and has about 60 shows on science and art weekly.




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