Press releases


Shipboard cannon found off the Swedish coast may be the oldest in Europe

12 September, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

An international research team led by maritime archaeologist Staffan von Arbin of the University of Gothenburg has studied what might be Europe’s oldest shipboard cannon. The cannon was found in the sea off Marstrand on the Swedish west coast and dates back to the 14th century. The findings from the interdisciplinary study contribute new knowledge […]

Taxpayers should foot the bill if EU demands efficient removal of pharmaceuticals from wastewaters

5 September, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

Public sector should pay if EU demands efficient removal of pharmaceuticals from wastewaters, according to researchers at the Centre for Antibiotic Research, CARe, at the University of Gothenburg. Their argumentation analysis, published in the journal Public Health Ethics, raises important questions of responsibility. As the use of medication increases, the problem of pollution and associated […]

Tombs rich in artifacts discovered by Swedish expedition in Cyprus

6 July, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

An archaeological expedition from the University of Gothenburg recently discovered tombs outside the Bronze Age trading metropolis Hala Sultan Tekke in Cyprus. They rank among the richest ever found in the Mediterranean region. The precious tomb artefacts indicate that their occupants ruled the city, which was a centre for the copper trade in the period 1500–1300 BCE.

Successful scientific experiment with sounding rocket for space scientists in Kiruna in collaboration with SSC Esrange

24 March, 2023 - Institutet för rymdfysik

At 19:23 local time on March 23, a sounding rocket with a scientific experiment from the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) in Kiruna was launched from Esrange Space Center. Thanks to collected data, IRF’s space scientists can study conditions in near-Earth space, the ionosphere. The information contributes to a piece of the puzzle in […]

Cyprus’s copper deposits created one of the most important trade hubs in the Bronze Age

16 March, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

The coveted metal copper and a sheltered location turned the Cypriot village of Hala Sultan Tekke into one of the most important trade hubs of the Late Bronze Age. This has been shown by excavations led by researchers from the University of Gothenburg. Their study published in the Journal of Archaeological Science confirms the importance […]

Space scientists in Kiruna will use sounding rocket to create colorful clouds for aurora studies

9 March, 2023 - Institutet för rymdfysik

Auroral scientists at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) in Kiruna are planning, with the help of SSC, to launch a sounding rocket from Esrange Space Center between 12-22 March 2023 with the aim of studying conditions in near-Earth space. The experiment will create unusual and beautiful light phenomenon. “To succeed in the scientific […]

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.

Pairing students supports integration at universities

23 February, 2023 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

The university world is international, but grapples with difficulties in integrating students from different countries. New research from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, points to a method that both reduces academic and social gaps and increases well-being. The recipe for success is to work in pairs – as chosen by the teacher.

How the Nazi years influenced the Nobel Prize in Literature

22 February, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

Paulus Tiozzo studied the Nobel Prize and German literature for his thesis. Previously inaccessible archival material shows how members of the Swedish Academy viewed German literature during the two World Wars and the influence that Adolf Hitler and Nazism had on the Nobel Prize. Few prizes give rise to so much emotion, discussion and debate […]