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Media help create image of the violent hooligan

18 February, 2013 - Malmö universitet

The media play a major role in shaping the identity of soccer thugs and also help create the image of hooligan culture as violent. This has been determined by the sports scientist Aage Radmann at Malmö University in Sweden in his dissertation, where he examines depictions in both traditional and social media.

New technology shows diabetes

23 January, 2013 - Umeå universitet

A new imaging method for the study of insulin-producing cells in diabetes among other uses is now being presented by a group of researchers at Umeå University in Sweden in the form of a video in the biomedical video journal, The Journal of Visualized Experiments.

The digital ecosystem – a way to success

7 December, 2012 - Jönköping University

On Thursday, 6 December 2012, Ahmad Ghazawneh successfully defended his doctoral thesis in Informatics, entitled “Towards a Boundary Resources Theory of Software Platforms”, at Jönköping International Business School.

Population displacement during disasters predicted using mobile data

19 June, 2012 - Karolinska Institutet

[PRESS RELEASE, 19 June 2012] Using data supplied by a mobile operator, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have shown that population movements after the 2010 Haiti earthquake followed regular patterns. This information can be used to predict beforehand the movements of people after a disaster, and thus improves chances for aid to be delivered to the right places at the right time.

Working materials play different roles in design processes

15 June, 2012 - Malmö universitet

Working materials are of great importance and play different roles throughout collaborative design processes. This places new demands on the co-designer. This position is established by Mette Agger Eriksen, a doctoral candidate and design researcher at Malmö University, in her dissertation.

Unique research on inner life of Google

24 April, 2012 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Google is one of the world’s most innovative companies. Why? Ask Swedish researcher Annika Steiber at Chalmers University of Technology. She has been seeking answers inside the company’s headquarters Googleplex for nearly a year. No other researcher has ever had such access.

Texting in struggle against corruption

24 January, 2012 - Karlstads universitet

Corruption is a widespread problem in public administration in many developing countries. Gudrun Wicander from Karlstad University in Sweden shows how text messaging can be used to counteract corruption and how the mobile phone can be a tool for more efficient administration and resource distribution in the education sector.

Europe’s symbolic community

12 December, 2011 - Södertörns högskola

There is a constant struggle going on in the European community. It concerns what Europe and Europeanness are, and it is being fought on a symbolic plane. In the book Signifying Europe, Johan Fornäs professor at Södertörn University in Sweden uncovers a symbolic Europe.

Media giants to visit Jönköping

8 November, 2011 - Jönköping University

How are the stories and events we read about and listen to made? How are the news bulletins on our TV or computer screens created and presented to us?