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News and Calendar

This is where you can find the latest news from the University of Gothenburg in English. In our calendar you will find the latest events open for an English speaking audience. 

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  • Spruce Forest on Drained Peatlands Bad for Climate

    [20 Sep 2018] Sweden's drained peatlands release as much greenhouse gas as road traffic does. It would be better for the climate if these areas were allowed to return to their natural state or crop plants better suited to wet conditions. According to a recent study from The University of Gothenburg, cultivating willow or reed canary grass offers a better financial return for the landowner than the forestry currently practiced.

  • Up to Children in Rainbow Families to Explain Their Background

    [19 Sep 2018] Schools and other institutions such as churches and children's sport clubs have limited know-how about how to deal with children growing up in rainbow families. According to a new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, the task of informing about and explaining non-normative sexuality, transgender identity and queer family ties is instead left up to the children themselves.

  • New findings on the muscle disease Laing early-onset distal myopathy

    [19 Sep 2018] New avenues are now being opened for future treatment of Laing distal myopathy, a rare disorder that causes muscles in the feet, hands and elsewhere to atrophy. In a study published in the journal PNAS, researchers have identified an enzyme with a clear link to how the disease develops.

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