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Is the world becoming a better place? Checkpoint Sweden

  LUM has decided to tap into the zeitgeist of Sweden, and is having economist Andreas Bergh, researcher in social work Håkan Johansson, economic historian Kerstin Enflo, sociologists Malin Åkerström and Roland Paulsen, political scientists […]

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She is looking for what itches, stings and peels

A detective work that reflects society in terms of both working life and fashion trends. This is how you could describe Cecilia Svedman’s task as a dermatologist and researcher, specialising in contact allergies.

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USV is shrinking – centres are moving into the faculties

USV is the umbrella term for the University’s specialised centres which are gradually moving into the faculties. But the process is not painless – the specialised centres are keen to safeguard their identities and their low overhead costs. The faculties and departments, on the other hand, do not want to take on financially insecure ventures.

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LU employees use yoga to relieve stress

Their own sense of well-being after a yoga session led them onto a new path in their research. Over 200 LU employees signed up as volunteers for their first study. Now they are finalising an interdisciplinary investigation of the psychological and physiological health effects of yoga.

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How to deal with journalists

Research communication officer Evelina Lindén at the School of Economics and Management encouraged journalists to use their moral compass and be careful to give credit where it is due when interviewing researchers – in reference to a case in which SVT had assumed credit for a documentary. Here she points out what researchers themselves can do to avoid the culture clash between media and academia.

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A jubilee journey through time and space

Join us on a journey through the centuries, a hunt for the point where the present and the past merge. The history of the University is alive and well among us. After all, it is the same city, the same streets and buildings now as then. The only thing that distinguishes us from our colleagues from the 1600s, from a purely geographical point of view, is a measurable stretch in space: 350 years of University history is 350 orbits around the sun. Neither more nor less. So let’s take a walk in the December gloom and land our time machine where everything started.

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Unknowing researchers became a stamp

One of the two recent Lund University jubilee stamps depicts the young diabetes researchers Anna Edlund and Jones Ofori. They are pleased to be featured on the stamps – but it was a complete surprise to them both.

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The economist for whom the world was not prepared

He advocated family planning and contraceptives already four decades before Elise Ottesen-Jensen. He was in a common-law marriage, was interested in social problems, and supported the women’s suffrage movement – and today his theories control the design of monetary policy in the West. Knut Wicksell, pioneering Professor of Economics in Lund 1901–1916, was a man ahead of his time.

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Medical centre recruiting top junior researchers

Tremendous amounts of money, an ambitious and carefully considered appointment process and major start-up packages for new employees – these are the three things that characterise WCMM, the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine in Lund.