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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.

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Segregation graver threat than ISIS returnees in the long run

A few weeks after the terrorist attack on Drottninggatan in Stockholm, researchers caution against describing reality as a black-and-white struggle between good and evil. If you want to protect society against extremism, it is important that you understand how and why it occurs.

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She brings hope for a better world

Is the world becoming a better place? Carlota Perez does not respond to this question. Instead, she explains how we are making it better. And hope is ignited in the eyes of the young members of the audience during Debatt i Lund.

“The threat of climate change can be turned into an opportunity. Green economic growth will provide lots of new jobs and a good life for people, not only in the West but all over the world. If we take the right decisions now, this may be the solution to climate problems and poverty, as well as reduce the flow of refugees”, says the 77-year-old Venezuelan.

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Hidden treasures of choir stalls made an exhibition

Love poems, playing cards and secret notes. For half a millennium, people who have attended mass at Lund Cathedral have found ways to pass the time when the sermons felt too slow. In a few years, the Lund University Historical Museum will introduce a new cabinet of curiosities, containing notes and strange objects which have fallen down or been hidden between the choir stalls inside the Cathedral. At least, that is the hope of museum director Per Karsten, who has received a first contribution in order to breathe life into the collection.

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Eighty-year-old findings to help solve water mystery

82 years after his death, limnology superstar and the first professor in this field in Lund and the world, Einar Naumann, may have helped solve the riddle of why lakes become brown. With the help of Naumann’s and his students’ work dating back to the 1930s, senior lecturer Emma Kritzberg has created a data series that fill a gap of 50 years.

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Important testimonies digitised

The Ravensbrück archive at the University Library is unique in the world. Nowhere else is there a collection of 500 testimonies from concentration camp survivors, recorded so soon after their terrible ordeal. Now, their stories from Ravensbrück will be made available in digital form, so that anyone can search the archive.

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Should employees be reachable by email during their leisure time?

Is it OK for a manager to email employees in the evenings and on weekends? More employers should have explicit rules about emailing outside working hours, according to Mikael Ottosson, who is researching the work environment within a project entitled “Going home already?