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Invitation to webinar about Russia’s war in Ukraine and Georgia

14 April, 2022 - Linnéuniversitetet

From 2008 to 2022 – Russia’s wars in Georgia and Ukraine discussed by a panel of international experts Welcome to join this webinar about the ongoing war in Ukraine, hosted by Linnaeus University, with moderator Natia Gamkrelidze, Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at Linnaeus University and Fellow at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian […]

Commercial interests hamper climate work in shipping

31 March, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Instead of prioritising energy-efficient, sustainable sea transport, the focus is often on satisfying commercial interests when planning shipping routes. This has been shown by research at the University of Gothenburg, which highlights the importance of collaboration for more sustainable shipping.

How e-scooters can safely operate in a city

31 March, 2022 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

E-scooters have become a familiar sight in cities worldwide in recent years, with many new companies renting them for use. But their arrival has also brought new safety concerns. Now, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, present a framework for comparing how different micromobility vehicles, such as e-scooters, and bicycles move in cities, a […]

Opinion polls can undermine democratic elections

23 February, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

A dissertation from the University of Gothenburg, for which the author studied presidential elections around the world among other things, shows that the closer the race appeared to be in the opinion polls before the elections, the greater the risks for manipulation and electoral fraud. However, opinion polls don’t only influence politicians to undermine the […]

Researcher at Halmstad University new board member of the International Conference on New Business Models

10 February, 2022 - Högskolan i Halmstad

The International Conference on New Business Models has a mission to facilitate inter- and transdisciplinary research on new business models contributing to sustainable development. Maya Hoveskog, Associate Professor in Innovation Management at Halmstad University, steps in until further notice as new board member of the internationally acknowledged conference series.

Despite decline in support, new legislation is being enacted that allows the death penalty in the United States to continue

31 January, 2022 - Linnéuniversitetet

She became interested in the topic when she worked as a paralegal at a state law firm in the United States that only represented clients  sentenced to death. Shortly before Christmas last year, at Linnaeus University, Emma Ricknell publicly defended her doctoral thesis on the topic of legislation relating to the death penalty in the […]

Small measures can be a big help for children of mothers with depression

20 December, 2021 - Uppsala universitet

Several new studies among Syrian refugee families in Turkey and families with infants in Sweden and Bhutan show that children of mothers in poor mental health risk falling behind in their cognitive development. However, very small changes can suffice to break this correlation and enable the children to return to their normal developmental level. The solutions where the same in all three countries

Historical Spanish-Japanese friendship turned out to be a myth

6 December, 2021 - Linnéuniversitetet

Historian Birgit Tremml-Werner at Linnaeus University has studied letters, agreements and licenses between the Spanish Empire and Japan in the 17th century. She investigated how the word “friendship” was used and translated. The result: the Spaniards often spoke of friendship in their trade documents, while the Japanese neither used nor translated the word. In both […]