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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 […]

Invitation: Conference on media and human trafficking

30 November, 2021 - Södertörns högskola

Journalists, students, civil society organizations and official authorities working in the human trafficking field are gathered for an international digital conference marking the end of the project THALIA, run in cooperation by Södertörn University and Council of Baltic Sea States. During 2012, the project has organized panel seminars in eight countries in the Baltic Sea […]

Researchers from Mälardalen University are creating the first designs of the 19-passenger hybrid electric commuter aircraft

22 November, 2021 - Mälardalens universitet

Small (hybrid) electric planes just like the conceptualized 19-passenger commuter aircraft are about to change regional air travel in the future. The apparent benefits of the commuter aircraft are their fuel efficiency and the fact that they can be employed on routes that are geographically or economically far-fetched, compared to other means of transportation. Moreover, the global scientific and industrial communities are seeing aircraft electrification as one potential solution to reduce gaseous and noise emissions. Researchers at Mälardalen University, Sweden and at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, work together with Limmat Scientific AG, Switzerland in this research project which aim to re-think flight.

Our attitudes and emotions are affected by how the media describes migration

22 November, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

News that describes migration in a positive context, makes us become more positive about immigration and vice versa. This is stated by Nora Theorin in a new dissertation on media and migration at the Department of Journalism, Media and Communication, University of Gothenburg. Media are often said to play a central role when it comes […]

Invitation: Who decides who decides? Political parties and the selection of leaders

12 October, 2021 - Södertörns högskola

Why do we see such variation in how parties select leaders? Who in the party organisations is favoured or disfavoured by different selection methods? Are some procedures more “democratic” than others? In most of Europe, and in much of the democratic world, the leader of a state is also the leader of a political party. […]

Reveals the secrets of the decorated farmhouses of Hälsingland

30 September, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

An interdisciplinary research project spent four years delving into the interior design culture that became Sweden’s 15th world heritage site, the decorated farmhouses of Hälsingland. A recently published book now reveals details about the techniques, materials and aesthetics that characterised these uniquely decorated homes. Beautiful wallpapers, patterned textiles, and interiors decorated with murals and stencilled […]

Public procurement used for political purposes in the United States

23 September, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

In the United States, politically appointed officials make decisions on the procurement of goods and services from the public purse that benefit the incumbent President. New research from the University of Gothenburg now shows that the more politicised an administration is, the more often public procurement is used to favour companies for political reasons. Every […]

Researchers create new calculation models for a more evidence-based debate about sustainability

31 August, 2021 - Linnéuniversitetet

Clear indicators and evaluation criteria are essential to save the environment. Two Sweden-based researchers hence introduce a new indicator, eco-balance, and a new criterion that takes into account both human and environmental sustainability. The conclusion is that many countries need to reconsider their consumption as well as their population in order to be sustainable. When […]

Kalmar municipality and Linnaeus University invests SEK 300 million on new law educations and research in law

30 August, 2021 - Linnéuniversitetet

Kalmar municipality and Linnaeus University have agreed to make a large investment to develop a new academic field with basis in Kalmar. Law will become a strong education and research field at the university and support the growth potential of the Linnaeus region. Linnaeus University and Kalmar municipality enters a joint investment comprising at least […]