Press releases

Media and IT

Metropolitan hospitals most active in social media

29 May, 2015 - Göteborgs universitet

The hospitals of Stockholm and Västra Götaland counties are the most active social media users. Medical students at Sahlgrenska Academy have just completed a survey on the subject.

Press invitation: Conference about the future of the media industry

28 May, 2015 - Jönköping University

Speaking Hall of the Royal Library, Humlegården, Stockholm
Thursday, 4 June, 11.00 to 16.30
Registration needed, see below
The media industry is undergoing a period of unprecedented disruption. The mass media models their business were built on are crumbling in the face of new platforms, new devices, and new patterns and consumption and media habits. Leaders of the old and new media will explore the essential characteristics of the new digital media sector.

World record in data transmission with smart circuits

21 October, 2014 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Fewer cords, smaller antennas and quicker video transmission. This may be the result of a new type of microwave circuit that was designed at Chalmers University of Technology. The research team behind the circuits currently holds an attention-grabbing record. Tomorrow the results will be presented at a conference in San Diego.

Artificial intelligence that imitates children’s learning

22 September, 2014 - Göteborgs universitet

The computer programs used in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) are highly specialised. They can for example fly airplanes, play chess or assemble cars in controlled industrial environments. However, a research team from Gothenburg, Sweden, has now been able to create an AI program that can learn how to solve problems in many different areas. The program is designed to imitate certain aspects of children’s cognitive development.

Karolinska Institutet is now starting up the first MOOC in Sweden

9 September, 2014 - Karolinska Institutet

Today, Sweden’s medical university, Karolinska Institutet, becomes the first university in the country to offer MOOCs (massive open online courses). This means that the university will be enriched this autumn by more than 70,000 new course participants from all over the world who will benefit from the top expertise of its teaching staff on a daily basis.

The virtual keyboard can soon be a reality

6 May, 2014 - Mälardalens universitet

Today we are constantly online and integrated in a virtual existence. Wii and other game modules make it possible to engage the entire body when playing, and soon Google Glasses and similar products will open up a whole new world. Shortly there will also be a virtual keyboard on the market, created by researchers at Mälardalen University in Sweden. This is advanced equipment for the modern user which will change the potential for working and using new technology.

Look into the future with genetic programming

7 April, 2014 - Högskolan i Borås

With predictive modeling techniques, it is possible to predict anything from clients’ shopping habits and illnesses to a golfer’s handicap. The only prerequisite is to have enough examples. In a doctoral thesis from the University of Borås in Sweden, Rikard König has adapted the technique of genetic programming so it can be used for such purposes.

Swedish medical university offers world class MOOCs

10 February, 2014 - Karolinska Institutet

One of the world’s leading medical universities, Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, now offers online MOOCs (massive open online courses). This gives hundreds of thousands of students worldwide access to the university’s leading edge expertise.