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The University of Gothenburg coordinates network for threatened scholars

Illustration Kicki Edgren

The University of Gothenburg is the first Swedish higher education institution to host scholars within the framework of the Scholars at Risk network. The scholars, one from Syria and one from Pakistan, arrived in September and will spend one year in Gothenburg. The University of Gothenburg is also going to be the coordinator of the Swedish Scholars at Risk network, starting in 2016.

Read interview with the two scholars in GU Journalen no 7/2015.


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  • Strategy for increasing survival of mothers and newborns in South Asia

    [9 Feb 2016] In several South Asian countries, midwifery is not an established profession. As a result, complications in both mothers and newborns are extremely common. Malin Bogren has been commissioned by the UN to work in Nepal, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. In her thesis, she presents a strategy on how the midwifery profession can be established in low-income countries - and in this way, improve the health of mothers and newborns.

  • Infants should sleep in their own beds to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome

    [8 Feb 2016] The advice given to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, SIDS, has worked well, but the potential to save more lives exists. In addition to sleeping on their backs, infants should sleep in their own beds for the first few months to reduce the risk of sudden infant death. A new doctoral thesis at Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg has explored these issues.

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