Örebro University 75th on young university ranking
Örebro University comes in at place 75 when Times Higher Education ranks the young universities in the world. “It is good news that the university retains its place despite further increased competition,” says Örebro University’s vice-chancellor Johan...
“Wastewater must be free of antibiotic-resistant bacteria”
His research team was the first in Sweden to find bacteria resistant also to new types of antibiotics in waterways and lakes. Now, Faisal Ahmad Khan is presenting his doctoral thesis in biology at Örebro University. “Limiting the prescription of...
Positive development for Örebro University – higher rating in internationalisation index
Örebro University is climbing in the ranking of how international Swedish higher education institutions are. The most recent index shows, among other things, that the number of staff with international experience has increased and that research has an...
Challenge: Get computers to paint like your favourite artist
From raw data to “draw data”. At least that is the goal of Deep Art Challenge. Using AI technology, computers will generate pictures in the same style as the participants’ favourite artists.
Global Swede Award to international master’s student in chemistry
Kjell Hope from Canada is this year’s Global Swede from Örebro University. For the tenth year running, the Global Swede award ceremony has taken place, recognising top international students at Swedish higher education institutions who have distinguished...
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.”