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  • 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
  • 2013-12-09

    Örebro University is expanding Sweden’s most attractive chemistry programme

    Sweden's most applied for Bachelor's programme in chemistry is expanding. Örebro University is developing its successful initiative further by complementing its chemistry programme, specialising in forensics, with a Master's degree programme in environmental forensics. Read more
  • Dawei Geng
    Dawei Geng
    2013-10-25

    International award to environmental researcher

    Dawei Geng, doctoral student in chemistry at Örebro University, Sweden, has received the prestigious Otto Hutzinger Award for his presentation at an international environmental conference in Daegu in South Korea. He was awarded for the development of a new method with which to analyse environmental pollutants. Read more
  • Håkan Stattin.
    Håkan Stattin.
    2013-09-04

    Prestigious prize to Håkan Stattin

    Håkan Stattin, professor in psychology at Örebro University has received the prestigious William T. Preyer Award for Excellence in Research on Human Development. Stattin and his late wife, Professor Margaret Kerr, are rewarded for their internationally recognised research on child and youth development. Read more
  • 2013-09-03

    Groundbreaking event at Örebro University

    The first sod is today being turned to mark the construction start for a new building at Örebro University. Among other things, the facility will house Örebro University School of Business and a new, large assembly hall. The cost for the development project is estimated to 270 million SEK and it is due for completion by the summer 2015. Read more
  • 2013-08-14

    Coordination of the hand – a significant driver of the brain’s development

    The body's need for eye and hand coordination has played a significant role in the evolution of the brain, more so than previously believed, research suggests. These findings by Matz Larsson, researcher at Örebro University and Örebro University Hospital, Sweden, were recently published in the Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft's journal Frontiers in Zoology. Read more

Updated: 2009-10-07

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