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  • Pilot with fast tracks for newcomers with research education

    [26 Jun 2017] The University of Gothenburg has initiated a project for newcomers with a refugee background, aiming at shortening the path to either complete a PhD-education or to a career within higher education. The project has been granted one million Swedish kronor by the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT).

  • Individual property rights reduce poverty and drives forest conservation in China

    [15 Jun 2017] When individuals in China get well-defined and protected property rights of using forest, conservation increases. So does people´s income from the forest, in particular when they have transfer rights to their forest land. This is a more effective way to reduce poverty and increase forest conservation than when rights remain in the hands of the state, or are given to a community in general. These are Yuanyuan Yi´s findings in her dissertation in economics at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg.

  • Broccoli in focus when new substance against diabetes has been identified

    [15 Jun 2017] Researchers have identified an antioxidant ¿ richly occurring in broccoli ¿ as a new antidiabetic substance. A patient study shows significantly lower blood sugar levels in participants who ate broccoli extract with high levels of sulforaphane.

  • Great opportunities for marine research with new underwater vehicle

    [8 Jun 2017] The University of Gothenburg soon will have its first autonomous underwater vehicle for research use. This will make it possible to conduct detailed studies of the seabed at great depths and track the climate thousands of years back in time.

  • Newly discovered disease mechanism for type 2 diabetes

    [6 Jun 2017] A newly discovered mechanism behind reduced insulin production in type 2 diabetes is now being presented. In an article in Nature Communications, researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy describe how insulin-producing cells regress in their development, become immature, and do not work properly. A finding that opens the doors to new clinical treatments.

  • Improved accuracy when testing cancer drugs

    [2 Jun 2017] Method to more accurately test anti-cancer drugs have now been developed at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. The method paves the way to much earlier assessment of who benefits from a specific drug and who does not.

  • New initiative from HDK: OPEN WEEK - Gothenburg Design Festival, 20-26 November 2017

    [31 May 2017] What does it mean to be an open university? During the new initiative OPEN WEEK - Gothenburg Design Festival, HDK, in collaboration with partners, will test new formats for displaying learning in design and crafts. The ambition is to engage in a critical discussion in order to provide new insights that can further develop learning, research and future directions for design and crafts practice.

  • Volvo Group appoints the School of Business, Economics and Law "Preferred Learning Partner"

    [31 May 2017] Volvo Group has a long term and strategic partnership with some of the best business schools and engineering schools in the world, regarding competence with in areas strategic to Volvo Group. In common to the chosen schools is a very high level of competence in areas strategic for Volvo, teaching at the forefront, partnership with international top university and of course a successful partnership with the Volvo Group.

  • Taking stock early on is crucial for working late in life

    [30 May 2017] Do you want to keep working until you're 70, or even 75? Then, it's good to give this some thought before you turn 50. New research now calls for early planning, and at the same time shoots down prejudices against working seniors.

  • Pilot trial: summer school for newcomers

    [29 May 2017] Careers networking and study guidance are interwoven with a lecture on life sciences. Participants try out virtual reality, take part in a musical practice rehearsal and get tours of the library, workshops and Gothenburg Botanical Garden. These are just a few examples of activities at a summer school for new arrivals, to be arranged by the University of Gothenburg on 12-16 June.

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Press Officers at the Communications unit  

Ulrika Lundin
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 6705
Mobile: 46 (0)70-775 8851
Email: ulrika.lundin@gu.se 

Thomas Melin

Phone: 46 (0)31-786 20 21
Mobile: 46 (0)73-404 2021
E-post: thomas.melin@gu.se

Other Media contacts

The Sahlgrenska Academy

Krister Svahn, Press Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 3869, (0)766-18 38 69
Email: krister.svahn@sahlgrenska.gu.se

Faculty of Arts

Johanna Hillgren, Press Officer 
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 1068, 46 (0)766-18 10 68
Email: thomas.melin@hum.gu.se

Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts

Emma Corkhill, Communications Officer
Phone:  46 (0)732 46 36 12
Email: emma.corkhill@konst.gu.se

Academy of Design and Crafts

Carina Krantz, Communications Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 6521
Email: carina.krantz@hdk.gu.se

Academy of Music and Drama

Kerstin Nilsson, Chief Information Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 4028
Email: kerstin.nilsson@hsm.gu.se

Valand Academy

Oana Georgescu, Communications Officer
Phone: (0)766-18 1028
Email: oana.georgescu@gu.se

Faculty of Social Sciences

Lars-Olof Karlsson, Communications Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 4841
Email: lars-olof.karlsson@gu.se

School of Business, Economics and Law

Daniel Karlsson, Communications Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31 786 5477, 46 (0)733 687520
E-mail: johanna.flemstrom@handels.gu.se

Maria Norrström, Communications Officer
Phone: 46 31 786 1247, 46 (0)709 226689
E-mail: maria.norrstrom@handels.gu.se

Faculty of Education

Torsten Arpi, Communications Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 2161, 46 (0)766-18 21 61
Email: ragnhild.larsson@gu.se

Faculty of Science

Carina Eliasson, Communicatons Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 9873, (0)766-22 98 73
Email: anita.fors@science.gu.se

Tanja Thompson, Communications Director
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 4857, (0)707-72 00 72
Email: tanja.thompson@science.gu.se

Centre for Environment and Sustainability (GMV)

Mikael Östblom, Communications Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-772 4954
Email: mikael.ostblom@gu.se

The Board of Teacher Education

Maria Löfstedt, Communications Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 5522
Email: maria.lofstedt@.gu.se

IT Faculty

Catharina Jerkbrant, Communications Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 2748
Email: catharina.jerkbrant@ituniv.se

University Library

Pauline Sjöberg, Communications Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 6547
Email: pauline.sjoberg@ub.gu.se

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