News archive 2016
Social media providing some ease in authoritarian Uganda
Anyone who openly criticises the government in Uganda runs a high risk of being put on trial. But there are less chancy ways of using social media to influence those in power. Wairagala Wakabi is the author of the doctoral thesis in informatics at Örebro...
Fight against honour-related violence gathers activists, politicians and researchers
Nawal El Saadawi, Egyptian author, physician and political activist has visited Örebro University to meet with politicians, practitioners and researchers. The event concluded the EU project Fatima – a project against honour-related violence.
Board nominates Johan Schnürer as new vice-chancellor
“An exciting role and one that I approach with humility and great expectations,” says Johan Schnürer commenting on the Board’s decision to nominate him as the new vice-chancellor of Örebro University.
Örebro University ranked among the best young universities in the world
Örebro University ranks 63 when Times Higher Education lists the best young universities in the world. The 150 under 50 ranking only includes institutions that are under 50 years old.
Spencer – a major success with passengers
Spencer the robot has shown that it is able to function in an airport. At the end of March, it registered passports and guided passengers through a crowded Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. This was the final testing of the three-year Spencer project.
Örebro University on the top 200 list of European universities
Times Higher Education today released their list of the top 200 universities in Europe. Örebro University places itself in the interval 161-170. “We have only been a university for 16 years, so this is a tremendous development,” comments Vice-Chancellor...
Pros and cons of video games in schools
Video games that include physical exercise, known as exergames, encourage children to exercise and counteract overweight – two reasons why schools in several countries use them in physical education. "One drawback is that health in some games is all...
Established link between scholarships and girls’ schooling in Bangladesh
Scholarships enable girls to prolong their schooling, thereby putting off marriage. This link is established by Yeasmin Sayeed in her doctoral thesis in economics at Örebro University. She is also pointing to ways in which VAT can be used to bridge...
Record-breaking recruitment fair
Örebro University’s annual recruitment fair, Campusmässan, takes place today. This year, a record-breaking 125 businesses and organisations are exhibiting at the fair.
A university – with the right to celebrate
In 2016, the doctoral students at Örebro University will grow substantially in number. The plan is to make room for an additional 30 compared to last year’s 55 new PhD entrants. "This is a highly justified initiative. The admission of doctoral students...