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.
The three projects will each run for three years, and include researchers from LiU’s Department of Management and Engineering.
Research exchange and joint training are key components of the Marie Sklodowska Curie programmes. The programmes will train a total of 42 doctoral students, six of these with their main affiliation at LiU. The total budget for the three projects is close to 13 million Euros.
Cir€uit (Circular European Economy Innovative Training Network) is a project involving 15 doctoral students. Two of these are at LiU, and will be trained in circular economy. The supervisors are Erik Sundin from the Divison of Manufacturing Engineering and Tomohiko Sakao from the Division for Environmental Technology and Management. The doctoral projects at LiU will examine new construction methods and policy support for a transition to a circular economy.
Other universities taking part and collaborating in the project are Leiden University, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Delft University of Technology, Grenoble Institute of Technology, Cranfield University and Aston University. Several companies, including Toyota Material Handling, are also involved.
New-Mine – Training Network for Resource Recovery Through Enhanced Landfill Mining, will develop cost-efficient technologies and methods to recover and simultaneously remediate hundreds of thousands of old landfill sites in Europe.
Joakim Krook and Niclas Svensson, both from the Division for Environmental Technology and Management, will each supervise a doctoral student, with a focus on profitability and environmental performance for this type of project, and how this relates to regulation and incentives. In this project, 17 universities and companies will collaborate and exchange experiences.
In the third project, RUNIN (the Role of Universities in Innovation and Regional Development), 12 doctoral students, of which two are from LiU, will study how universities contribute to innovation and regional economic growth, and to what degree they actually collaborate with companies and organisations in the surrounding community. Magnus Klofsten and Dzamila Bienkowska from the Division of Project, Innovation and Entrepreneurship will take part in the exchange, and will supervise the doctoral students.
This project also involves a collaboration between a large number of universities and other partners in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal. The participant organisations include Region Östergötland.
On Friday 27 May, Linköping University’s honorary doctors for 2016 will give presentations.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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?
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.
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.
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.
Dare to start your own company. That was Prince Daniel’s challenge when he lectured to students on Campus Norrköping. The great majority of students attending could imagine doing so.
One million electric cars could be charged by households at night with the electric installations that exist today, as shown by calculations carried out by researchers from LiU and VTI. But a broad investment in charging infrastructure is needed.
Soon you can find out what your cat’s meow, purr, growling or hissing means. A new research project will investigate how cats talk with us humans – and how we speak to them.
If you shop for ecological food, you’re also better prepared to drive an electric hybrid car in the best possible way. But being trained in ecodriving could almost be a disadvantage.
Alzheimer’s disease is a catastrophic diagnosis that invariably leads to death. A study at Linköping University now singles out a new candidate for a medicine: a molecule that can get through the blood-brain barrier and reduce the toxicity in the substance associated with the disease.
Xavier Crispin, professor of Organic Electronics at LiU, is receiving this year’s Göran Gustafsson Prize in Chemistry. The prize is one of the most coveted and prestigious among younger researchers in Sweden.
Three researchers from abroad, a business leader, a cultural personality, and an initiator of new research will become honorary doctors at Linköping University. This will take place in a ceremony at the end of May.
The risks of intentionally manipulating the climate to stop global warming, or “geoengineering”, has been discussed back and forth over the years. A new report shows that there is insufficient knowledge of the technology and what it could mean for the environment.
The number of students accepted to LiU’s international master’s programmes this autumn is considerably higher than last autumn. In the first selection, 952 students have been accepted.
Stig Arlinger, Professor Emeritus in technical audiology, has received the 2016 Grand Hearing Prize (Stora Hörselpriset). He is being given the prize for being behind the digital hearing aid.
A team of scientists at Sweden’s Linköping University have developed a molecular probe that can detect an array of different amyloid deposits in several human tissues.
iDay 2016 in Colloseum was a worldly experience with food and culture from 15 countries.
2016 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.
LiU alum Niklas Myhr is known as ‘The Social Media Professor’.
Anna Kaijser, researcher at the Department of Thematic Studies – Environmental Change, brings out the connections between climate and social relations of power.
Social anthropologist Haris Agic is one of several LiU researchers taking part in the debate around the refugee question.
Valla Saucer Rennen 2016. No snow is needed for a parallel pulka race. Creativity and the joy of competition is more than enough.
Victoria Manfred, one of the students in the Mansvar project, wants more men to discuss violence and male sexuality.
Per Aspenberg was invited to an academic meeting in Switzerland. As it turned out, a US healthcare company was behind it.
LiU and Vice-Chancellor Helen Dannetun hosted an anniversary conference filled with science, new learning, good times and lots of interaction.
Environmental scientist Linnea Ackerfors is one of a thousand people selected to run the world’s longest relay race for the environment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last updated: 2016-05-04