Researchers are developing a robot that kills viruses and bacteria
Researchers at Örebro University are developing an open source and easy-to-build robot that uses UV-C light to kill COVID19 and other viruses. The goal is to allow anyone to build a robot and then use the software that the researchers have developed.
X-HiDE – a research bridge between students and companies
Örebro University invests in inflammation research, a research topic that brings researchers, physicians, students, and companies together into the newly started inflammation project, X-HiDE. The newly redesigned international Master's Programme in...
SEK 40 million for research on violence, abuse and sexual harassment within academia
How common are violence, abuse and sexual harassment within higher education and research – and what can universities, staff and students do about it? Sofia Strid, Associate Professor of Gender Studies at Örebro University, is heading up a large new EU...
SEK 48 million to study plant-based protein
A shift from animal to plan-based proteins is necessary if we are to meet the sustainability goals set out in Agenda 2030. There is, however, a knowledge gap to be bridged in terms of why people opt to change their diet – and how doing so affects their...
Housewives’ domestic work supports civil war
Women send food to the front lines, sew uniforms and give birth to children who will become soldiers. Örebro researcher Jenny Hedström’s study has been funded with SEK 3.1 million by the Swedish Research Council. Her research will investigate the role of...
Nominate for the Excellent Teaching Award 2020
Do you have a teacher who is particularly inspiring and engaging in their teaching – who can engagingly convey knowledge and helps you grow as a student? You can now nominate your favourite teacher for the Excellent Teaching Award 2020.
Shift to remote teaching in response to rapid coronavirus transmission in the county
To the greatest extent possible, teaching and examinations at Örebro University are now going into remote mode. The reason for this move is the rapid increase of COVID-19 in Örebro County. “We are currently seeing an alarmingly rapid spread of the...
Water-dwelling insects transport high levels of PFAS chemicals to land-based insects
The high levels of PFAS chemicals in lakes and ponds pass through the food chain when land-based insects feed on water-dwelling insects. “These results show that water pollutants do not stay there, but also affect wildlife on land”, says Alina Koch,...
New study: a glucose-lowering drug can protect kidneys in type 1 diabetes patients
A glucose-lowering drug commonly used in patients with type 2 diabetes, can protect the kidneys in patients with type 1 diabetes. According to results shown in a new study published in the Lancet. “This can be huge and cause many to switch treatments....
“Now we all must take responsibility for reducing the spread of infection”
The increasing number of COVID-19 infections in Örebro County continues, primarily in young adults. “It’s now serious. We all must do our part and take responsibility by keeping distance, washing our hands and staying home when we have symptoms,” says...