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  • UNDP head Ulrika Modéer new honorary doctorate at the University of Gothenburg

    [17 May 2019] UNDP head and assistant general secretary at UN, Ulrika Modéer, will be the new honorary doctorate at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Gothenburg, the Faculty Board decided yesterday. The new honorary doctor is also a former student at the faculty.

  • Lack of education important risk factors for cardiovascular disease globally

    [14 May 2019] The risk of developing myocardial infarction or stroke among people with little or no education was more than twice that of people with high education, according to a large international study published in The Lancet Global Health. The association was more marked in poorer countries.

  • Post-bypass survival linked to civil status and class

    [13 May 2019] Civil status, education, and income are factors shown to be clearly associated with duration of survival after a bypass operation. A postoperative patient aged 60 with a spouse or cohabiting partner, high educational attainment, and high income has a median life expectancy five years longer than a corresponding person with no live-in partner, a low education level, and low income.

  • European Parliament election - check out our factsheets and films!

    [8 May 2019] Starting today, it is possible to vote in advance in the European Parliament elections in Sweden

  • New excavations in Varnhem

    [8 May 2019] Varnhem's monastery ruin was excavated around 1920, but only the central parts of the monastery area were examined. In recent excavations, a few smaller areas have been investigated, but roughly 80% of the monastery area is still unearthed. Now it is time for new excavations at Varnhem's monastery church.

  • New perspectives on Sami history and cultural heritage

    [8 May 2019] - Sami history and cultural heritage are amazingly unknown, even within the academy, says Pia Lundqvist, senior lecturer in history at the Department of Historical Studies on why Sami cultural heritage became theme on this year's cultural heritage day. In co-operation with CCHS, Center for Critical Heritage Studies, on May 2, the cultural heritage day was arranged with Sami cultural heritage as a theme. The cultural heritage day has for several years been a counterpart to the Archaeological Day and the History Day, which is also usually arranged at the department.

  • Launch of online training in person-centred care

    [3 May 2019] Post-it notes, discussions and practical exercises¿ An online training course in person-centred care is now being launched in health and social care services. The purpose is to increase patients¿ influence in the care sector.

  • Local peacebuilding in a global world

    [2 May 2019] In a new thesis from the School of Global Studies, Hanna Leonardsson explores the role of local municipalities in peacebuilding in Lebanon. The thesis 'Navigating the Local: Municipal Engagement in Lebanese Local Peacebuiling' was successfully defended on April 5, 2019.

  • New brain mechanisms regulating body weight

    [2 May 2019] Researchers at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, clarify the link between the molecule interleukine-6 (IL-6) in the brain and obesity. In experiments on rats and mice they show that the molecule does affect the risk of obesity, and also where this effect occurs in the brain.

  • Mats Malm new Permanent Secretary in the Swedish Academy

    [26 Apr 2019] Mats Malm, Professor in Comparative Literature at the University of Gothenburg, is appointed new Permanent Secretary in the Swedish Academy. "The effort to change the Academy has come a long way, and that effort will continue," says Mats Malm.

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