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Mummified bishop is revived in book and exhibition

Peder Winstrup was a man with many irons in the fire. Founder of Lund University, bishop, Renaissance man, architect, scientist, author, powerful political player, printer, poet and much more. Even long after his death, he continues to fascinate us as a uniquely well-preserved mummy. Now his life has been turned into an exhibition and a book.

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She knows what makes a design classic

Why is the Stringhyllan bookshelf considered a design classic but not the Billy? And what makes the Lamino armchair into the furniture design of the century while Norrgavel’s Länstol chair isn’t even considered a classic?

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Heat exhaustion behind mysterious kidney disease

In Chichigalpa, Nicaragua, almost half of all male deaths are attributable to a mysterious kidney disease. In El Salvador, it the second most common cause of death among men. In Sri Lanka, it is believed to have caused about 25 000 deaths over the past decade. Working in heat is a common factor, so the problem is expected to increase along with global warming.
The condition in question is the mysterious kidney disease CKDu, which interests a worldwide research network. Occupational health physician Kristina Jakobsson and other LU researchers are involved in the detective work.

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The pros and cons of crowdfunding

Antonio Cordero hoped that crowdfunding would help him when he wanted to focus on his secondary research project on the box turtle. No money ever showed up, but he did gain lessons in both marketing and how to disseminate his research.

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A calmer phase after turbulence for centres moving to faculties

The relocation of the specialised centres to the faculties which is currently underway within LU has generated concern and discussion.
“But once you know where you are moving, a calmer and more constructive phase begins”, says Bo Ahrén, chair of the University’s specialised centres. But Merle Jacob, professor of research policy, finds the path to the right faculty to be rather long and uncertain at LU.

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We need a protein shift

The climate cannot handle the amount of animals we eat. There needs to be a protein shift, according to researcher Karolina Östbring who is involved in the Sustainability Week. Her vision is to create a […]

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LU provides education against violent extremism

How we deal with people who return from terrorist groups – not just those who have travelled to ISIS but also those who have joined right-wing groups in, for instance, Ukraine – is crucial to our own safety, says Dan-Erik Andersson, one of the people behind a new national contract education course on violent extremism.

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Digital revolution changes work environment

How does digital technology affect our work situation? Could data collected to measure our performance lead to old-fashioned micromanagement? Should higher education take after healthcare with regard to the boundary between work and spare time?

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Donald Trump and Brexit affects the agenda of the board

When Jonas Hafström swings his gavel at the board meeting in June, he will do so in front of an almost entirely new University Board. He himself maintains his seat, comfortable in his role as chair which he began two years ago.