Vice-Chancellor’s blog: Closing the year
We are nearing the end of a year that just like the year before has very much been marked by the pandemic. The difference being that there are now vaccines that can rapidly be adapted.
New AI method makes self-driving vehicles better drivers
A cyclist drops out of sight for a few seconds behind a car – a not-so-uncommon traffic situation for us humans. But for a self-driving vehicle, the cyclist ceases to exist. “We have succeeded in developing a new way for self-driving vehicles to...
Researchers investigating how AI affects the labour market
Artificial Intelligence (AI) affects the labour market. Researchers at Örebro University will now find out how. “This knowledge is necessary to make correct decisions in the future,” says Magnus Lodefalk, researcher in economics.
SEK 4 million for research on more human-centred artificial intelligence
Working together with robots and AI systems in the future will need to be more proactive and human-centred. This is the goal of Professor Alessandro Saffiotti’s research project, which has received SEK 4 million in funding from the Swedish Research...
New master’s programme in chemistry focusing on environmental research in the Arctic
Do you want to specialise in tracking the spread of environmental pollutants related to climate change in the Arctic and its impacts on the environment and our health? Together with universities in Norway and Denmark, Örebro University is now launching a...
Drop-in vaccination against COVID-19 in November
On Tuesday 23 November and Wednesday 24 November, Region Örebro County offers drop-in vaccination against COVID-19 in Långhuset at Örebro University. Both students and staff are welcome to get vaccinated.
Vice-Chancellor’s blog: Success and perseverance
Eleven new major research grants, new ways of contributing to a sustainable future, and support to effect equal terms for Sweden’s medical programmes. There is a lot going on at the university as we now return to our campuses.
Silicon Valley next stop for Ravi’s innovation: “It feels amazing’”
Silicon Valley has made a name for itself as the breeding ground for world-renowned tech companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook. Now an innovation from Örebro has made its way over there.
Study on PFAS and fatty liver disease – women more affected than men
Women are affected to a greater degree than men when exposed to PFAS, a group of highly fluorinated chemicals. A study from Örebro University shows how PFAS affect metabolism and lead to liver damage, so-called fatty liver disease.
Örebro is part of multi-million investment in mining research: “to set new world standard”
LKAB is investing SEK 80 million in research towards sustainable mining. Örebro University, with its expertise in AI and autonomous systems, is one of three universities whose researchers will contribute to the development.