Press releases

Media and IT

Close-ups of snowflakes win Lennart Nilsson Award

24 October, 2010 - Karolinska Institutet

The Lennart Nilsson Award for 2010 is to be awarded to the US physicist Kenneth Libbrecht. He is awarded the prize, which is worth SEK 100,000, for his images of snowflakes – images that open our eyes to the beauty of nature. The award ceremony will take place in Stockholm’s Berwald Hall on 3 November 2010 in connection with the ceremonial installation of professors at Karolinska Institutet. Lennart Nilsson himself will be in attendance.

Invitation: One-day seminar on current media standards and challenges of impartiality

4 October, 2010 - Jönköping University

On 19 November Swedish and Nordic journalists are welcome to take part in a one-day seminar on current media standards and challenges of impartiality in the gathering and disseminating of news in today’s digital world.
The seminar is to feature key-note speakers and panelists from Sweden, Nordic states and beyond.

Unique conflict database now iPhone application

13 July, 2010 - Uppsala universitet

The Conflict Database at Uppsala University gathers neutral information about all wars and conflicts in the world. Now the popular database is also available as an iPhone application, which makes the information easy to access for researchers, journalists, and other interested parties even without an Internet connection.

DSV hosts Nordic Digra – new Nordic game Conference

9 July, 2010 - Stockholms universitet

On August 16 and 17, the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV) will host the first Nordic Digra – a new Nordic game Conference focusing on games, gaming and gamers.

Public participation – a key to sustainable urban planning

30 June, 2010 - Formas

Are people passive consumers of urbanity or creative re-shapers of cities? In order to answer this question we need to bring in a humanistic approach to sustainable urban planning. The EXPO 2010 workshop When People Matter is an attempt to discuss issues of public participation in the planning process as a driving force for sustainable urban development.