Thousands of girls discover in their teens that they have an “atypical” sex development, maybe missing an x chromosome or a part of their genitalia. By adapting – and by resisting – they confront the norms of female embodiment.
Demola, a collaboration project between universities and private companies in which LiU is involved, has been given recognition by the World Bank. “Our project now has a whole different status,” comments Fredrik Borgsjö, Demola regional head of operations.
A stick of chewing gum in your pocket can show whether your body has been exposed to a dangerous amount of radiation as a result of an accident or a terrorist attack. When the sweetening agent in the chewing gum is exposed to radiation, a substance is created which can be detected several days after the event.
In the first thesis from the new Unit of Environmental Change Ola Uhrqvist shows how the climate models grew, took form and were shaped by contemporary thinking.
It’s time to formally open the Unit of Environmental Change at the Department of Thematic Studies. It starts on 16 October with the first ever ”Distinguished Lecture in Environmental Change”, a series of public lectures presented by leading environmental researchers.
A conference on dementia research takes place in Norrköping from 15 to 17 October.
Every year rotavirus causes half a million diarrhoea-related deaths amongst children in developing countries. Existing vaccines provide poor protection. The reason could be a widespread genetic resistance amongst children, according to virologists at Linköping University.
A new agreement between Linköping University and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore paves the way for a new type of postgraduate education and strengthens existing collaboration.
Linköping University has benefited greatly from the beginning of EU’s new Horizon 2020 research programme. Thirteen projects accepted so far, and a great chance that more will get through.
How can the internet help people with a hearing impairment? On 3 and 4 October, Linköping University is hosting an international conference on audiology and the internet.
50 published articles concerning the world of school have reached thousands of readers. Things are getting better for the online journal Venue at LiU.
Linköping University has taken a big step up in QS’s ranking of the world’s best universities under 50 years – to 26th place.
Putting a stop to the poaching of rhinos in Kenya is a priority project in the Clinton Global Initiative. The project is led by the Stimson Center in Washington DC, with Security Link at Linköping University as technology partner.
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.
Magnus Berggren, professor of organic electronics at LiU, was lauded for his groundbreaking research efforts when he accepted this year’s Marcus Wallenberg Prize from King Carl XVI Gustaf in Stockholm.
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.
Trust 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.
Have 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.
A job as a trainee education development officer in Dhaka is more appealing to Juliette Ramberg de Ruyter than a classroom in Sweden.
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.
Professor Isamu Akasaki from Meijo University and Nagoya University in Japan was recently awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics. Professor Akasaki has been an honorary doctor at Linköping University’s Institute of Technology since 2001.
Via the Swedish Council for Higher Education, Sweden is participating in an international research project that will show how Swedish educational institutions manage transitioning their international students onto the Swedish labour market. The study will be based on responses from international offices and career centres at the education institutions. Germany, the Netherlands and Canada are also participating.
Hanna Björnsson Hallgren, doctor and researcher in orthopaedics, won the prize for best national publication at the European Shoulder and Elbow Congress in Istanbul, 17-20 September. Article: “A specific exercise strategy reduced the need of surgery in subacromial pain patients”, published in June in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
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.
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