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  • 2014-07-16

    Children not eating enough fruit and veg

    Less than every fourth child in Europe have enough fruit and vegetables included in their daily diet, a study by Swedish researchers at Örebro University and Karolinska Institutet shows. The findings are a part of an EU-funded study and are presented in Public Health Nutrition today. Read more
  • Peter Berglez
    Peter Berglez
    2014-06-25

    Rewarding collaboration despite differences

    International collaboration between different universities often involves studying certain conditions and circumstances in the respective countries and comparing the results. This however does not necessarily have to be the case. In working together with Makerere University in Uganda, the Media and Communications Department at Örebro University has instead focused on comparing methods and learning from each other's experiences. Read more
  • Walid Al-Saqaf
    Walid Al-Saqaf
    2014-06-02

    The tool that sidestepped Arab censorship

    Arab Internet users are critical of the fact that major Western enterprises provide totalitarian regimes with technology that enables Internet surveillance and censorship. They also have a different point of view in terms of the type of content that should be censored. These are a few of the conclusions drawn in Walid Al-Saqaf’s doctoral thesis at Örebro University. This interdisciplinary thesis discusses a tool – Alkasir – with which to get round censorship and the users of the tool have been interviewed about their views on censorship and freedom of expression. Read more
  • 2014-05-28

    Global journalism in the digital age

    Digital surveillance, privacy and journalism. These issues were in focus during Global Journalism Day at... Read more
  • Robin the robot helps take care of 94-year-old Italian Grandma Lea
    2014-05-06

    Robin the robot helps take care of 94-year-old Italian Grandma Lea

    At 94, Grandma Lea could not live alone anymore but wanted to stay at home. In our ageing society, many elderly people are in the same situation. Robotics offers a safe and affordable solution. An EU-funded team @giraffplus has developed the GiraffPlus system; a robot assists older people in their homes, connects them to family, friends and healthcare professionals, while wearable devices and sensors throughout the home keep an eye on the person's health and activities. The system should be in commercial production by the end of 2015. The EU market for robots and devices assisting our older people is estimated to reach €13 billion by 2016. Read more
  • Professor Dimiter Driankov
    Professor Dimiter Driankov
    2014-04-11

    New grant gives robotics research an edge

    A 36 million SEK funding grant from the Swedish Knowledge Foundation in combination with industry contributions will allow researchers from two successful robotics fields at Örebro University to join forces to create a new research profile named Semantic Robots. In addition to providing full-time employment for seven to eight researchers, the funding will facilitate the appointment of a number of visiting scholars, postdoctoral researchers and doctoral students for various lengths of time. Read more
  • 2014-02-08

    Professor Yolanda Bergel Sainz de Baranda honorary doctor at Örebro University

    Dr Yolanda Bergel Sainz de Baranda, Professor of Private Law at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain has been conferred an honorary doctorate at Örebro University, Sweden. The conferment took place during Örebro University's 15th annual academic ceremony, which was organised around the theme of "Courage" and attended by some 600 guests. Read more
  • 2014-02-08

    Professor Willem M de Vos honorary doctor at Örebro University

    Professor Willem M de Vos, Chair of Microbiology at Wagening University, Professor of Molecular Microbiology, Helsinki University, Finland, and Finland Academy Professor of the Finnish Academy of Sciences, has been conferred an honorary doctorate at Örebro University, Sweden. The conferment took place during Örebro University's 15th annual academic ceremony, which was organised around the theme of "Courage" and attended by some 600 guests. Read more
  • Achim Lilienthal
    Achim Lilienthal
    2014-01-14

    New possibilities when robots move freely

    Robots today require static environments to operate efficiently, navigating with the help of wires in the floor or reflectors on the walls. But this is something that researchers at Örebro University want to change. In an article in The International Journal of Robotics Research, they are describing a system that allows robots to navigate reliably despite changes in their environment. The objective is to enable robots to move freely and operate in environments with constant activity. Read more
  • 2013-12-13

    When the body becomes a prison

    Women with excess hair growth in the face and on the chest, abdomen and thighs are suffering in silence. They are embarrassed, they blame themselves for their hairiness and would do anything to keep it a secret. Women, who after all have plucked up the courage to seek medical help, tell stories of how they have felt brushed aside and even ridiculed, according to new research presented today at Örebro University, Sweden. Read more

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