Cats that meow with a dialect have caused a sensation in the world media. Robert Eklund, senior lecturer at the Department of Culture and Communication, and language researcher and associate professor in computational linguistics, has lost count of the number of times that the research carried out in the Meowsic project has been reported in the media. (7 Dec 2016)
On 6 December, a Farewell Mingle was held for departing exchange students who have studied at Linköping University (LiU). This event is held each term and, as the international student coordinator Karolina Fransson says, “it is meant as a celebration for the completion of studies and a way for us to express how important exchange students are for LiU.” (9 Dec 2016)
Achieving perfect health has become a religion in the western world, according to a newly published study. Barbro Wijma, professor emerita and physician with many years of experience meeting patients, views this development with dismay. (6 Dec 2016)
Redress for people who have suffered neglect in a foster home or other institution is a difficult issue. In some 20 western countries, abuse has been investigated and victims have often received official apologies. Researcher Johanna Sköld co-organised an international workshop where researchers compared various compensation models. (28 Nov 2016)
Anna Lindström and Monika Lopez of the Department of Culture and Communication applied earlier this year for funding for an initiative in an issue relating to refugees. The funding was granted, and the “Tomorrow’s Nobel laureates” project was born. And the study visits for newly arrived young people were actually even better than they had expected. (23 Nov 2016)
Engineering students Sabina Nordén and Sofie Folkesson took a year off university to work on a project in Guatemala. The experience changed how they look at life – and the Guatemalan pupils got a better school. (10 Oct 2016)
“Why do we laugh at men in dresses?” This was one of the questions that Ann-Christine Ruuth asked the audience at a packed lecture that was part of Linköping’s Rainbow Week. (30 Sept 2016)
Thousands of students are making a pilgrimage to the Saab Arena for “Kalas”, Sweden’s largest event for new students. (9 September 2016)
An exchange year in South America led to a role in the Netflix series “Narcos”. Simon Alzén, who is studying business and economics at LiU, experienced a rather different Christmas vacation. He can be seen this autumn in the second season of the American hit series. (5 September 2016)
Excitement about the future – and a celebration right now. That was the mood at this year’s Farewell Ceremony for Linköping University’s international master’s students. (15 June 2016)
Stately ritual followed by serious partying. That’s a brief summary of the 2016 Commencement Ceremony in the De Geer Hall in Norrköping on Saturday. (30 May 2016)
C Building smelled of the whole world’s spices when the ISA student association celebrated iDay 2016. 15 countries were represented during the day, and both food and culture were on offer. (20 April 2016)
2016 Environmental Engineering Profile of the Year. Winner of the 2015 Skapa prize in Östergötland. And winner of the 2016 Nordic Cleantech Open. As if that weren’t enough, Againity was also given a desirable spot on the ‘33 List’ – the list of the 33 hottest new technology companies. (12 April 2016)
Niklas Myhr is known as ‘The Social Media Professor’; when he came first on Google’s results list, the BBC and other world media started calling. (23 March 2016)
The Valla Saucer Rennen 2016 concluded on Saturday. Despite the absence of snow, the Y Section’s entertainment committee was able to conduct the competition down the Valla massif as planned. All that was needed was mud, creativity, and a magnificent saucer. (8 Feb 2016)
Malin Thor Tureby was keynote speaker at an international conference on oral history.
Cats that meow with a dialect have caused a sensation in the world media. Robert Eklund, a linguist who works with cats at the Department of Culture and Communication, has lost count of the number of times the work has been reported in the media.
On 6 December, a Farewell Mingle was held for departing exchange students who have studied at Linköping University.
"We have a global and critical perspective that attracts today's students," says Stefan Jonsson, professor at REMESO, about the Faculty of Arts and Science’s first international master’s programme at REMESO in Norrköping - Ethnic and Migration Studies.
Achieving perfect health has become a religion in the western world, according to a newly published study. Barbro Wijma, professor emerita and physician with many years of experience meeting patients, views this development with dismay.
Skin colour matters, also in Sweden. But many people don’t accept that racism is a problem here – only in other countries. So claims doctoral student Victoria Kawesa, who writes about black feminism and whiteness in Sweden.
Johanna Sköld from Child Studies at Linköping University co-organised an international workshop where researchers compared various models of compensation for institutional neglect and abuse.
Anna Lindström and Monika Lopez of the Department of Culture and Communication applied earlier this year for funding for an initiative in an issue relating to refugees. The funding was granted, and the “Tomorrow’s Nobel laureates” project was born.
Suad Ali, expert on Sweden’s refugee quota, works tirelessly for refugees worldwide. For her dedication she has been chosen as one of Linköping University’s two Alumni of the Year.
Thomas Lunner’s research has given improved hearing to millions of people with impaired hearing. He has been chosen as one of this year’s Alumni of the Year.
What’s zero to the power of zero? Jonas Bergman Ärlebäck, senior lecturer at LiU’s Department of Mathematics, rushed over to a local primary school to discuss mathematics.
Martin Hultman, who works with environmental history and the history of ideas, is organising the world’s first conference on climate change denial.
Engineering students Sabina Nordén and Sofie Folkesson took a year off university to renovate a school in Guatemala – using PET bottles.
Last updated: Mon Jan 16 15:54:43 CET 2017