Launch of ORU2020 – new evaluation of the university’s research
For the third time, Örebro University is evaluating all its research. The difference is that in ORU2020, research within different fields will not be graded and compared. Instead, focus is on development.
Food and health initiative funding from the Knowledge Foundation
Örebro University has received funding of SEK 5 million from the Knowledge Foundation for two associate senior lecturers. They will support the Food and health initiative. “They will join us in an exciting phase and will participate in developing both...
New international advisory board for Food and health initiative
Five experts from five countries with extensive experience of ensuring that research benefits society. That is Örebro University’s new international advisory board linked to the focus area Food and health.
120 million for a new centre for inflammation research
Inflammation contributes to many endemic diseases, such as cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Therefore, researchers at Örebro University are taking on inflammation with an entirely new approach. They have now received SEK 48 million in funding...
Improved flavour of herbs and vegetables grown in greenhouses with UV light
“Plants cannot choose to stay out of the sun or use sunscreen. Instead they produce substances that protect them from the sun’s UV light. These substances have an effect on flavour, colour and nutritional value,” says Örebro researcher Victor...
Örebro researchers show how a peptide can render antibiotics effective again – at doses 100 times lower than usual
A peptide renders older antibiotics effective again at doses 100 times lower than the common dosage, as shown by research from Örebro University. Lower doses of antibiotics in turn reduces the risk of further development of antibiotic resistance.
“The media image of the Roma legitimises racism”
Racism and xenophobia against Roma are expressed subtly in traditional Romanian media. In social media, however, racism takes more extreme forms, as shown in a doctoral thesis by Petre Breazu, PhD in media and communications studies.
Globalization: On hold or in reverse
In 1665 the plague ravaged the United Kingdom and as a precaution, the University of Cambridge was closed for just over a year. During his leave, the student Isac Newton arrived at the law of gravity. Magnus Lodefalk, associate professor in economics,...
“We are going to have to make sacrifices”
“For 30 years we were told that climate change is a scientific fact for which there is a purely scientific solution. But the realistic solution is going to require huge social and economic upheavals. We are going to have to make sacrifices”, says Örebro...
Kulturkvarteret is now taking shape – as a digital twin
As Örebro’s new centre for music and arts, Kulturkvarteret, takes form, Örebro University is putting together a digital copy of the physical building. “The digital twin will benefit both visitors and facilities management,” says Jesper Hedlund at...