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A first aid approach to poor mental health

Poor mental health among students at the Faculty of Medicine has increased. The faculty wants to change that. Linnea Sandström, former president of the medical students’ union, lists five methods used to improve mental health among young people.

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Kings of the night take over Hovdala castle

During the day they are not visible. But at dusk, brown long-eared bats, pond bats and greater mouse-eared bats spread their wings and start hunting. LUM accompanied researcher and bat expert Jens Rydell to Hovdala […]

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Biologists feasting on spring in Abusa Valley

Swedish nature is teeming with wild edible plants. Some taste good, others don’t. A group of biologists from 11 different countries got to learn which plants are edible, and what they taste like, when the department’s SACT (Scientific Activities) group organised a herbal excursion to Abusa Valley outside Södra Sandby in Skåne. The goal was to learn more about the herbs of nature while letting the staff become better acquainted with one another.

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Vague career paths to be made clear

Career paths and career-development opportunities for junior researchers vary a great deal between the University’s different faculties.

This is what Mia Rönnmar has observed, just over halfway through an investigation which is to result in proposals for how to ensure sound and clear career paths within Lund University.

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Could virtual nature make elderly people healthier?

With VR goggles and a manual control, Elisabeth Dalholm Hornyánszky is wandering on a summer beach and in a flowering garden. She takes a boat trip on a calming expanse of water and meets butterflies on a rolling field.

“Goodness, how close that butterfly is! Can I open the gate?” Her spontaneous outbursts and observations make us share her experiences even though we are not really part of them. Unaware of us around her, she is wandering on through her VR world.

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When “Challenges” become “Missions” – what will be LU’s share of the pie?

The next EU framework programme focuses on “missions” rather than the previous “societal challenges”. This in itself will be a challenge for a university focused on basic research such as LU and will require new working methods among funding bodies and researchers applying for grants, according to research liaison officer Sophie Hydén Picasso.

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Initiatives aimed at children to widen participation

New Lund students are generally younger and have better educated parents than the average Swedish student. This emerges from the figures in a new LU report. Despite a series of initiatives to attract more students from non-academic backgrounds in recent decades, there is little progress. Now a major regional approach and initiatives aimed at younger children are being tested.

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Reorganisation – springboard or sinker for employees

Many reorganisations don’t work and fail to lead to the desired outcomes. But when Malin Espersson followed the reorganisation at the Swedish Enforcement Authority for her doctoral thesis, she found the outcome to be a better work environment, higher efficiency levels and greater impartiality in the exercise of public authority.