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  • Unexpected results when residents gave their opinion about traffic noise

    [21 May 2018] Smart noise insulating design, quiet rooms in the dwelling, but also increased acceptance of high sound levels in residential environments. That is believed to explain why a relatively newly developed area in central Gothenburg, located near a busy traffic corridor, was not perceived to be nearly as noisy as expected.

  • Increased overweight in children of mothers who drank coffee while pregnant

    [14 May 2018] A study published in the BMJ Open journal shows that even moderate coffee consumption during pregnancy, one to two cups per day, is related to a risk of overweight or obesity in school age children. It has not been clearly shown if caffeine is the direct cause of the overweight, but the relationship, alone, has caused researchers to encourage increased caution.

  • Transitional methods for determining causes of death

    [9 May 2018] Improved tools are now underway for determining the causes of death in settings where medical examinations or post-mortem autopsies are not routinely conducted. The population-based approach, namely Verbal Autopsy using standardized interviews, including signs, symptoms and circumstances leading to death, conducted with the bereaved family, are becoming the best alternative in the more affluent parts of the world.

  • To understand where robotization will go - take a look at popular culture

    [9 May 2018] In recent years there has been a lot of talk about robots. According to a report by consulting firm Merrill Lynch we are witnessing a "robot revolution". In the new GRI-report "Robotization - Then and Now", Barbara Czarniawska and Bernward Joerges, contextualize contemporary hype surrounding robots and artificial intelligence tracing the theme of robotization in popular culture from the 1920's to the present.

  • Inger Ekman awarded the European Nursing Recognition Award

    [9 May 2018] Inger Ekman awarded the European Nursing Recognition Award

  • Per Cramér Dean of the School of Business, Economics and Law for another six years

    [9 May 2018] A new management has been appointed at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. Per Cramér remains in the role of Dean, and will be accompanied in the management team by a new Assistant Dean and two new Vice Deans.

  • More cases of cancer can be discovered early at a health centre

    [9 May 2018] Considerably more cases of suspected cancer can today be identified early within primary care. Partly based on symptoms but also statistics on the patients¿ visits to health centres, indicates research from Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg.

  • Art gives new meaning to life

    [8 May 2018] We often speak about people and to people, more seldom we speak with them, says Elisabeth Punzi, a new associate professor of psychology and cluster coordinator for the Centre for Critical Heritage Studies/Heritage and Wellbeing cluster.

  • Migrants or Masters? New book on postcolonial migration to Angola

    [7 May 2018] In recent years, more 100 000 people have migrated from Europe to primarily Angola and Mozambique. Who are they, and why do they move? Lisa Åkesson, associate professor in Social Anthropology at the School of Global Studies, has studied this migration in a postcolonial context. In her new book, Postcolonial Portuguese Migration to Angola: Migrants or Masters? she describes the Angolan-Portuguese relationship as being characterised not only by hierarchies of power, but also by ambivalence and hybridity.

  • The Summer School for newcomers starts again

    [30 Apr 2018] Between May 2 and 9. 30 participants gets a thorough introduction to the University.

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