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Carolina Klüft new honorary doctor at Sahlgrenska Academy

8 June, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

Former athlete Carolina Klüft has been appointed an honorary doctor of medicine at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. Her work, inspiring people to adopt an active lifestyle, strengthens the Academy’s research focus on preventing ill health through physical activity. As a champion heptathlete Carolina Klüft, born 1983, is one of the all-time greats. Since moving […]

New Honorary Doctors at Sahlgrenska Academy

19 June, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

Gunilla Backman, Carl Bennet, and Denis Mukwege have been appointed honorary doctors at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. The three people awarded honorary doctorates at Sahlgrenska Academy in 2019 have been engaged in important collaborations with the University of Gothenburg for many years. With these honors, the Academy wishes to express both its appreciation of […]

EU funded effort to develop new stroke therapies

1 October, 2013 - Karolinska Institutet

[PRESS RELEASE 2013-10-01] The COUNTERSTROKE consortium, led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, today initiates a six million Euro EU funded collaboration to develop novel therapeutics to treat stroke.

Pioneering discoveries about the brain and immune defense

29 May, 2013 - Stockholms universitet

It’s true that the brain governs the body, but the body also governs the brain, for example when the immune defense system makes us rest when we’re sick. This is shown in research that the world’s leading researchers and Nobel laureates will be presenting at an international conference in the research field of psychoneuroimmunology in Stockholm in June. This is research that, among other things, has led to new knowledge about the development of depression, severe stress accelerating aging, and how anti-depressive drugs largely function as placebos.

Human Brain Project selected as European Flagship

28 January, 2013 - Karolinska Institutet

The European Commission has officially announced the selection of the Human Brain Project (HBP) as one of its two FET Flagship projects. The new project will federate European efforts to address one of the greatest challenges of modern science: understanding the human brain.

Master students at Umeå Institute of Design win iF concept awards 2012

18 April, 2012 - Umeå universitet

From more than 10.000 valid entries submitted by design students from all over the world, only 100 projects received an iF concept award 2012. Two of these were awarded to Masters students at Umeå Institute of Design: Simon Fredriksson and Gosha Galitsky, Dogan Sekercioglu, all students at the Master’s programme in Advanced Product Design, and Carol Tang from UID’s Interaction Design programme.

World-leading scientist employed at Karolinska Institutet

13 April, 2012 - Karolinska Institutet

An internationally leading scientist in the field of Molecular Biology, Dr. Randall S Johnson, has been appointed Professor at the medical university Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. In his new capacity as Professor in Molecular Biology and the Biology of Hypoxia at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Dr. Johnson will develop existing collaborations with top researchers at Karolinska Institutet.

New honorary doctors at Karolinska Institutet

29 February, 2012 - Karolinska Institutet

Karolinska Institutet’s board of research has appointed three new honorary doctors, who will have their doctorates formally conferred at a ceremony in the Stockholm City Hall on 25 May 2012, when they will receive their hat, diploma and ring from the Dean of Research as testimony to their status. Every year, Karolinska Institutet awards honorary doctorates to people who have made vital contributions to the university.