Press releases


Care continuity and attentiveness improves cancer patients’ health

7 October, 2010 -

Care continuity, next-of-kin support and nature experiences promote head- and neck cancer patients’ health, according to a new DrPH thesis at the Nordic School of Public Health.
– Health professionals need to support the inner strengths and self-healing abilities of the patients, says author Margereth Björklund, who will defend her thesis on October 12.

Leading Scientist and Mentor Awarded Gold Medal

2 September, 2010 - Karolinska Institutet

One of the leading scientists of our age – American Nobel Prize laureate Paul Greengard – is to be awarded the Karolinska Institutet Gold Medal, which is being given during the year of the university’s 200-year anniversary. Dr. Greengard receives the medal for his research, which has increased our understanding of neurological and mental diseases, and for his more than 40 years of collaboration with Karolinska Institutet.

Four new honorary doctors elected at Karlstad University

1 July, 2010 - Karlstads universitet

This year’s honorary doctors at Karlstad University have now been named. Author Knut Warmland, Professor Martin McKee, Professor Jiri Basta and Professor Harriet Bradley have all contributed significantly to the university and will receive their awards at the annual Academic Celebration on 17 September 2010.

Nature conservationist and oceanographer awarded honorary doctorates

17 June, 2010 - Göteborgs universitet

The Faculty of Science awards honorary doctorates to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the University’s research and education in the natural sciences. This year’s two honorary doctors both work in the marine environment, where they are widely recognised for their significant achievements.

Support for research on cell sugar transport

17 June, 2010 - Göteborgs universitet

The government agency VINNOVA and the EU are investing SEK 600 million over a period of seven years in supporting young, female researchers. One of these is Karin Lindkvist at the University of Gothenburg, who now has an opportunity to develop her research on cell sugar transport and its impact on common diseases such as diabetes and obesity.

New honorary doctors at Karolinska Institutet

7 April, 2010 - Karolinska Institutet

Every year, the Board of Research at Karolinska Institutet awards honorary doctorates to people who have made vital contributions to the university. This year’s honorary doctors will be formally appointed at a ceremony in the Stockholm City Hall on 7 May, when they will receive their hat, diploma and ring as testimony to their new status.

Lena Gustafsson chosen to be new vice-chancellor of Umeå University

19 March, 2010 - Umeå universitet

Umeå University’s Board has formally recommended to the government that Lena Gustafsson, Professor at Chalmers University and Deputy Director General of VINNOVA (The Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems), to be Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University effective on 1 July 2010.

Michael J. Fox to be made honorary doctor at Karolinska Institutet

5 March, 2010 - Karolinska Institutet

The renowned advocate and actor Michael J. Fox is to be made honorary doctor of medicine at Karolinska Institutet in recognition of his work raising funds and awareness for Parkinson’s disease as the founder of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF).

Interactive Gothic

29 January, 2010 - Umeå universitet

A new dissertation from Umeå University presents an analysis of Gothic elements in four contemporary works of interactive fiction (IF).

Gay men respected in the Danish armed forces

21 January, 2010 -

A study of the conditions for gay men shows that gay men in the Danish armed forces show strength and experience resilience. The thesis is presented in Hans Henrik Hansens Master of Public Health-study at the Nordic School of Public Health, NHV. Despite the prevalence of discrimination based on sexual orientation conditions are generally perceived as unproblematic.