Press releases


New research reveals wastewater treatment plants can catch a cold

28 October, 2022 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

The efficient running of wastewater treatment plants is an essential part of modern society. Just like humans, wastewater treatment plants can get sick, due to viral attacks. Now, new research from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, reveals the implications for the surrounding environment in case the plant catches a cold. From the study, the researchers have shown there is a clear relationship between virus concentration and the amount of dissolved organic carbon present in the effluent water. More of this carbon in the effluent water, means increased oxygen consumption in the surrounding bodies of water where the effluent is discharged. This could have potential negative impacts on the aquatic ecosystems nearby.

Universitetskajen in Kalmar finally inaugurated

30 August, 2021 - Linnéuniversitetet

Last Friday, the official inauguration of Universitetskajen could finally take place, after a delay of more than six months. A long awaited and historical day, that offered greetings from Björn Ulvaeus, a soprano in the sky, and a real surprise from Kalmar municipality, worth a total of SEK 300 million. The day started with an […]

Unique tests available at Sweden’s IRF SpaceLab

25 November, 2020 - Institutet för rymdfysik

The SpaceLab test facility at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) in Kiruna, Sweden, offers industry and research groups an extensive opportunity to test and qualify space-related hardware for satellites, rockets, balloons and ground-based technology. A film and a website are now being launched to present the test capabilities within IRF SpaceLab. ”IRF has […]

Conference report points the way in fight against antibiotic resistance

9 October, 2015 - Uppsala universitet

The aim of Uppsala Health Summit, this summer’s international summit about antibiotic resistance, was to make real progress in combatting this threat to public health. The conclusions have now been presented in a report which provides policy makers and medical professionals with a number of concrete recommendations.

International students give Umeå University top marks for satisfaction

2 April, 2012 - Umeå universitet

Umeå University has been ranked first in Sweden and fifth globally for student satisfaction according to the International Student Barometer (ISB). The survey was responded by international students from 208 universities in Europe and throughout the world.

New MDH professor knows how to make products successful

20 March, 2012 - Mälardalens universitet

The companies that have the most success today are those that create new markets by radically innovating their products and thereby the reason why customers buy and use the product. Professor Roberto Verganti, a former scholar at Harvard Business School, is an expert in the area and has just started work at Mälardalen University in Eskilstuna.

Major advanced cancer study to be led by Uppsala University

18 August, 2011 - Uppsala universitet

Several prominent cancer researchers are now joining forces in an advanced new cancer study. The goal is to understand which tumors will be difficult to treat and to find out why certain cancer drugs lose their effect after a period of use. The study is to be directed by Tobias Sjöblom, associate professor of tumor biology at Uppsala University, Sweden.

Steering cancer inflammation to inhibit tumor growth and spread

7 January, 2011 - Uppsala universitet

Most cancer tissues are invaded by inflammatory cells that either stimulate or inhibit the growth of the tumor, depending on what immune cells are involved. Now a Swedish-Belgian research team has shown that a protein that naturally occurs in the body, HRG, inhibits tumor growth by activating specific immune cells. The study is being published today in the journal Cancer Cell.

A new framework provides a tool for successful IT-enabled change projects

8 November, 2010 - Uppsala universitet

In an article published today in the prestigious journal California Management Review, business researcher Einar Iveroth shows how successful and large-scale IT-enabled transformation projects can be carried out in practice. He presents a framework called “The Commonality Framework for IT-Enabled Change” that can be used both for developing concrete checklists and for strategic discussions.