Vice-Chancellor’s blog: University life in the age of corona
Our university was able to very quickly make the shift to home-working and online teaching. All of a sudden, campus was empty and quiet. We have taken to socialising almost exclusively online. You would be forgiven for thinking that normal university...
Preparing for cautious opening of campus
Örebro University is working towards a gradual re-opening of campus activities. However, many restrictions will remain in place for the autumn semester. Difficult decisions have been made regarding international students, with students being advised of...
Launch of ORU2020 – new evaluation of the university’s research
For the third time, Örebro University is evaluating all its research. The difference is that in ORU2020, research within different fields will not be graded and compared. Instead, focus is on development.
Exercise and diet essential for healthy ageing
Resistance training, combined with a healthy diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, helps older women bring about gains in strength and mobility. That is researcher Peter Edholm’s conclusion in his thesis, which also shows exercise in middle age is linked to...
Vice-Chancellor’s blog: Oh, the lovely fickleness of an April day!
W. H. Gibson was right, April weather is so unpredictable. One moment there is brilliant sunshine, only to switch to freezing rain faster than you can say “digital examination.”
“I was struck by the open and inclusive environment”
This summer, Kerstin Nilsson will pass the torch to Mia von Euler. As the new dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health, she will be overseeing education as well as research. One of the first challenges to be addressed is the new programme in medicine.
120 million for a new centre for inflammation research
Inflammation contributes to many endemic diseases, such as cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Therefore, researchers at Örebro University are taking on inflammation with an entirely new approach. They have now received SEK 48 million in funding...
Improved flavour of herbs and vegetables grown in greenhouses with UV light
“Plants cannot choose to stay out of the sun or use sunscreen. Instead they produce substances that protect them from the sun’s UV light. These substances have an effect on flavour, colour and nutritional value,” says Örebro researcher Victor...
Örebro researchers show how a peptide can render antibiotics effective again – at doses 100 times lower than usual
A peptide renders older antibiotics effective again at doses 100 times lower than the common dosage, as shown by research from Örebro University. Lower doses of antibiotics in turn reduces the risk of further development of antibiotic resistance.
“The media image of the Roma legitimises racism”
Racism and xenophobia against Roma are expressed subtly in traditional Romanian media. In social media, however, racism takes more extreme forms, as shown in a doctoral thesis by Petre Breazu, PhD in media and communications studies.