News archive 2013
Örebro University is expanding Sweden’s most attractive chemistry programme
Sweden's most applied for Bachelor's programme in chemistry is expanding. Örebro University is developing its successful initiative further by complementing its chemistry programme, specialising in forensics, with a Master's degree programme in...
International award to environmental researcher
Dawei Geng, doctoral student in chemistry at Örebro University, Sweden, has received the prestigious Otto Hutzinger Award for his presentation at an international environmental conference in Daegu in South Korea. He was awarded for the development of a...
Prestigious prize to Håkan Stattin
Groundbreaking event at Örebro University
The first sod is today being turned to mark the construction start for a new building at Örebro University. Among other things, the facility will house Örebro University School of Business and a new, large assembly hall. The cost for the development...
Coordination of the hand – a significant driver of the brain’s development
The body's need for eye and hand coordination has played a significant role in the evolution of the brain, more so than previously believed, research suggests. These findings by Matz Larsson, researcher at Örebro University and Örebro University Hospital...
Why do adolescents engage in self-injury?
A new study from Örebro University, Sweden, shows that up to 20 per cent of high school adolescents, at one time or other, inflict self-injury. It is a clear indication that some youths are not coping very well with life. Psychology researcher Lauree...
Increased exports with foreign-born employees
Companies hiring foreign-born employees are seeing an impact on their foreign trade, research shows. In his doctoral thesis from Örebro University, Sweden, Magnus Lodefalk investigates the link between immigrant employees and firm trade, basing his...
Smart homes technology tested in Örebro
A safer and healthier old age – that is the aim of GiraffPlus, an international project led by researchers at Örebro University, Sweden. With a focus of developing sophisticated aids for the elderly in close collaboration with the intended users, the...
Well-meant but misleading advice to parents
Parents of teenagers are often given the advice to keep a check on their children – ask what they are doing, where they are, and who they are with – and to steer them away from deviant peers in order to avoid problems. And when parents find out their...
Örebro University host to new WHO centre for safety promotion
Örebro University is joining the World Health Organisation's (WHO) network for injury prevention and safety promotion. A collaboration agreement has been signed under which the university will offer communities, on a national as well as international...