Press releases


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 […]

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.

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.

Studies of how new species arise are rewarded with the Crafoord Prize

31 January, 2023 - Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien

This year’s Crafoord Laureate in biosciences has demonstrated that Darwin’s theories about natural selection are true in practice. Using revolutionary studies of finches and sticklebacks, Dolph Schluter, University of British Columbia, Canada, has provided us with knowledge of how species arise.

Press Conference with the 2022 Nobel Laureates in Physics and Chemistry and the Laureates in Economic Sciences

8 November, 2022 - Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien

On 7 December the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences will open the Nobel week with a press conference, where we gather 2022 year´s Nobel laureates in Physics and Chemistry, as well as the Laureates of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. It will also be possible to conduct individual interviews with the laureates.

New research hub to meet the governance challenges of an uncertain future

11 October, 2022 - Handelshögskolan i Stockholm

The world is facing complex and major challenges, including energy supply, climate change and integration. Finding solutions will require collaborative governance that crosses the boundaries of the private and public. To meet the demand for such knowledge the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) is launching a new research hub – the House of Governance and Public Policy (GaPP).

The power to change is a key driver for sustainable pension saving

31 August, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Those who actively choose to save for retirement via so-called sustainable funds are not only driven by values of equality, justice and the environment. They also have a tendency to prioritise authority, and attach less importance to wealth. This is shown by a new study from the University of Gothenburg. Individuals who work and pay […]