News archive 2018
Important step towards the prevention of type 1 diabetes
Örebro researchers have identified early changes in the metabolism in children who later in life develop type 1 diabetes – an important step towards the prevention of the disease. This is one of several research findings that will be presented at the...
“World’s happiest country” attracting exchange students
150 exchange students are now arriving at Örebro University. Student buddies, or faddrar as they are known in Swedish, are in the Nova building to greet them and to offer assistance during their first day in Örebro.
Making robots take over heavy-duty work in boilers
High-velocity metal coating of power plant boilers is heavy-duty work, not to mention very hot. Robotics researchers at Örebro University are now, in collaboration with Alfred Nobel Science Park and MH Engineering, developing a method for tackling these...
Robotics researchers inspired by the navigation skills of ants
By imitating ants’ behaviour, robots could become less expensive but also more reliable in their navigation, as shown in the doctoral thesis by robotics researcher Ali Abdul Khaliq.
Örebro University investing 40 million on 10 postdoctoral researchers
Örebro University is now continuing its investments in research within food and health with 10 postdoctoral researchers. The two-year positions are linked to research projects, and there is a possibility of extension.
Resistance training and proper diet essential to healthy ageing – especially for women
Physical activity and eating right are extra important for women, to maintain their muscle mass and functional ability. Peter Edholm talked about his research at the Swedish Association for Physical Activity and Sport Medicine’s (SFAIM) annual meeting,...
3.15 million to Örebro researcher to study self-harming youths
Psychology researcher Delia Latina at Örebro University has received just over SEK 3 million by the Swedish Research Council to study self-harming behaviour in young people. “Perhaps my research can lead to the development of new treatment methods,” she...
Three Örebro students to Cornell University
One has been sure of his career choice since he was 12 years old. Another has long considered being a chef – and for the third, being a meal ecologist was the perfect combination of various interests. This summer they will be brought together for an...
SmokeBot – a robot serving rescue units
A robot that can both see and navigate in smoke-filled areas, as well as discover gas leaks and plot maps of areas it has been in – this is the result of the EU-funded research project SmokeBot, led by Örebro researcher Achim Lilienthal.
Violent opposition online to gender equality
Men retaliated with serious threats. Gender researcher Sofia Strid has studied how gender equality activism has met with strong opposition online. “It’s a question of men with power who have resorted to violence,” she says.