News archive 2020
Tougher rules on homeworking introduced
Örebro University is now introducing tougher rules on what staff are required to work on campus. This follows the Government’s new decision aiming to reduce the number of government employees working onsite.
Efforts for a stimulating working environment to attract international researchers to Örebro
As the third higher education institution in the country, Örebro University was at the end of 2018 recognised by the European Commission and its “HR Excellence in Research” award for their commitment to good working conditions and transparency in the...
Our partner Aston University named ‘University of the Year’ in the UK
In their annual awards, British newspaper The Guardian crowns the ‘University of the Year’ in the UK. This year, the award went to our strategic partner Aston University – for its work with outstanding student support, sustainability, graduate...
ILIAD researchers teach robots to communicate to humans
This semester, German student Tim Schreiter has had the opportunity to work with many state-of-the-art robot technologies gathered in one laboratory, at Örebro University.
New global guidelines for preventing pressure ulcers in patients receiving respiratory support
The treatment of COVID-19 patients in intensive care places great demands on healthcare professionals and on the care given. New global guidelines for preventing pressure ulcers in patients receiving respiratory support have now been issued. The work...
Radio host from Botswana goes PhD-student in Örebro
Lame Maatla Kenalemang-Palm came to Sweden from Botswana 6 years ago. Now she is married and works as a PhD-student at Örebro University, conducting research within the Successful Ageing research initiative.
Researchers are developing a robot that kills viruses and bacteria
Researchers at Örebro University are developing an open source and easy-to-build robot that uses UV-C light to kill COVID19 and other viruses. The goal is to allow anyone to build a robot and then use the software that the researchers have developed.
X-HiDE – a research bridge between students and companies
Örebro University invests in inflammation research, a research topic that brings researchers, physicians, students, and companies together into the newly started inflammation project, X-HiDE. The newly redesigned international Master's Programme in...
SEK 40 million for research on violence, abuse and sexual harassment within academia
How common are violence, abuse and sexual harassment within higher education and research – and what can universities, staff and students do about it? Sofia Strid, Associate Professor of Gender Studies at Örebro University, is heading up a large new EU...
SEK 48 million to study plant-based protein
A shift from animal to plan-based proteins is necessary if we are to meet the sustainability goals set out in Agenda 2030. There is, however, a knowledge gap to be bridged in terms of why people opt to change their diet – and how doing so affects their...