Press releases


From lab to market: A look at graphene’s societal impact

29 August, 2023 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

For ten years, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has coordinated the EU’s largest research project ever – the Graphene Flagship with a budget of 1 billion euros. Now it is time to highlight the journey of graphene, a single layer of carbon, from the lab to society. In addition to a large number of new products, patents and companies, the research project is estimated to produce over 38,000 jobs in Europe by 2030.

Future car travel may be cheaper – and more expensive

29 June, 2023 - Linköpings universitet

Many of the cars currently speeding through the summer landscape are running on electricity. At the same time, fuel taxes are an important source of income for the government. So where will the money come from in the future when most of the nation’s vehicle fleet has been electrified? Most effective would be increased congestion tax in larger cities. But that raises other questions. This is the conclusion of researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, in a new study.

Researchers have mapped the blind spots for achieving a low-carbon transition

9 June, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

A network of over 60 international researchers has collaborated intensely over 18 months to identify knowledge gaps and opportunities needed to achieve a low-carbon transition in the Global South. They have developed an actionable research agenda to guide funders and scholars to where they should direct their efforts. The review identifies several potential high impacts […]

Prejudice among voters may lead to underrepresentation of ethnic minorities in politics

24 May, 2023 - Linnéuniversitetet

For a democracy to function as well as possible, it is necessary for the politicians who govern the country to reflect the population. Ethnic minorities are often underrepresented in many countries, including the Nordic countries. This can create problems. A new study seeks to understand why there are so few people with foreign backgrounds in […]

Researchers’ view: Household risks in times of financial stress

28 March, 2023 - Handelshögskolan i Stockholm

How do rising interest rates, high inflation, and low growth affect the financial health of households? And how does the current economic climate impact wealth inequality as a whole? Researchers at the Swedish House of Finance share their views on the current economic situation.

The pandemic has changed the Swedish fashion industry

7 March, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

The COVID-19 pandemic has had clear consequences for the Swedish fashion industry. Digitalisation has accelerated, while efforts to attract customers to physical stores have stagnated. A development that will continue, according to researcher Gabriella Wulff.

A gender-equality lens on rebuilding Ukraine

7 March, 2023 - Handelshögskolan i Stockholm

A team of economists argues that if the reconstruction of Ukraine is to result in stable, sustainable development and bring tangible benefits to all Ukrainians, the principles of “building-back better” need to take into account the specificities of gender.

Data reveals persistent gender gap in financial research

7 March, 2023 - Handelshögskolan i Stockholm

Women make up only 20% of researchers working in finance departments at leading universities and their representation decreases with seniority, data from the Swedish House of Finance shows. Sweden has the second highest female representation after Australia, but on the professorial level, it ranks third.

Strong political action needed to reduce the increasing share of dollar millionaires’ enormous environmental impact

25 January, 2023 - Linnéuniversitetet

The share of dollar millionaires in the world is steadily increasing and their emission patterns make it difficult, if not impossible, to meet the Paris Agreement’s target of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. According to a new study by tourism professor Stefan Gössling, the dollar millionaires will, within just a few decades, be […]

Roman roads laid the foundation for modern-day prosperity

15 November, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Even though it is over 2,000 years since the ancient Roman road networks were established, there are clear connections between the routes of the roads and modern-day prosperity. In a study in economics, the researchers investigate the importance of the Roman road network in maintaining or losing wealth through the centuries.