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  • 2014-11-20

    International students happy with Örebro University

    Örebro University gets praise from international students studying here. In a recent survey presented by the... Read more
  • 2014-10-31

    Predictors of Kidney Failure in Middle Age Found in Teenagers

    Kidney failure later in life can be predicted based on measurements taken in adolescence, according to a study by Swedish researchers at Örebro University published in the November issue of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases. Read more
  • 2014-10-27

    New global association of leading centres of advanced gender studies

    "This is an important step that widens the international platform of gender studies", says Örebro Professor Liisa Husu on the new association the International Research Association of Institutions of Advanced Gender Studies, RINGS. It was formally founded last Friday in Örebro. Twenty-one research centres from 14 countries were represented. Read more
  • Margunn Bjørnholt
    Margunn Bjørnholt
    2014-10-10

    Two-generation gender equality study shows career benefits

    Couples in a research experiment launched in the 1970s shared the responsibility for home, family and work equally. Now, 30 years later, a follow-up study by Swedish researchers at Örebro University shows that the couples' strive for equality was beneficial not only for the familylife but also for the fathers' careers. Despite this their sons, now themselves parents, have not chosen the same path. Read more
  • 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

Updated: 2009-10-07

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