News archive 2017
Developing artificial intelligence – by studying humans
“Research in artificial intelligence imitates the human ability to draw conclusions,” says Mehul Bhatt, who is a new professor in computer science at Örebro University, and funded by the Knowledge Foundation (KKS) and Enfo AB. He wants to ease the...
All applications granted by Knowledge Foundation
In this year’s round, Örebro University had all five of its applications within the Swedish Knowledge Foundation’s programme for strategic recruitment approved; three associate senior lecturers, one lecturer and one international visiting professor.
Researching technical solutions for sufferers of dementia
Even persons suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s should be able to have their voices heard. This is the starting point for Antonios Tsertsidis’s research on assistive technology for the elderly.
Nobel Prize winners giving meaning to our biological clock
The audience in a full Aula Nova was taken on a scientific journey to encounter genes and proteins inhabiting our cells and controlling our biological clock. Michael W. Young and Michael Rosbash, two of this year’s Noble Prize winners in medicine,...
“It’s a huge opportunity – apply”
When Örebro University introduced its postdoctoral research fellow scheme, there were 600 applicants for 17 positions. Now, the University is launching a similar programme for promising junior researchers – this time 18 associate senior lecturers.
EU invests SEK 340 million in improved tests for liver disease
Two Örebro researchers have together with European colleagues been awarded EUR 34 million, almost SEK 340 million, to develop a blood test that will enable healthcare professionals to identify which patients suffering from fatty liver are at risk from...
On account of the #metoo campaign
Over recent weeks we have seen a torrent of #metoo-related petitions from groups of mainly women providing frightening narratives of an expression of power that manifests itself in sexual harassment and assault. At Örebro University, there should be no...
Record number of students nominating teachers for the Excellent Teaching Award
Never before have so many students nominated teachers at Örebro University for the Excellent Teaching Award. Previous years have seen around 70 nominations, this year the number was up to 241. All schools are represented among the nominations.
"A friendly campus close to nature"
"I think I’ve learned more in the past two months in Örebro than the four years of university combined," says Stefania Rabasco reflecting on her first semester of the Master of Chemistry in Environmental Forensics programme at Örebro University.
Ikaria’s sprightly 100-year-olds – Örebro researchers want to unravel the mystery
Is their way of socialising, the stress-free lifestyle or genetics? No one knows for sure. But the fact is that those living on the Greek island of Ikaria live a very long time. Now researchers at Örebro University want to investigate why.