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Helping earthquake victims in Nepal

“My first project was about giving poor families in Thailand the opportunity to send their children to school. A student and I helped set up chicken farms at the schools, which the children took care of. The money they earned by selling the eggs on the markets covered their school fees”.

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Activism and academia go together

What’s the point of having lots of higher education credits if you don’t use them to make the world a little better? Activism and academia go together, according to student Johannes Witkowsky-Bengtsson.

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Physical geographer uses art in her research

The mountainsides are on fire. In the village below, activities are in full swing: women and men working in the fields, fishing in the river, and herding cattle along the grassy wetlands.
The painting took four days to produce during fieldwork in Tanzania.

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Successful antibody behind the billion crown Life Science deal

An antibody that did not fulfil its purpose against the disease multiple sclerosis, MS, instead made its big break in cancer research and is now starring in southern Sweden’s largest licensing agreement in Life Science history. The “father” of the antibody is Professor Carl Borrebaeck.

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“Measuring success in terms of economic growth is devastating to our climate”

Exporting the Swedish welfare model is not a good idea. At least not as a recipe for achieving a more sustainable society, says Professor Max Koch, manager of a research team that links the climate crisis with welfare. Sweden’s relatively low carbon emissions, despite a high gross domestic product, are partly due to the use of hydropower – a competitive advantage that cannot be exported.

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“Lack of knowledge explains the low utilisation of solar energy”

“Solar energy has great potential in Sweden. The fact that we use solar energy to a lesser extent than many other European countries is not due to lack of sun, but due to lack of knowledge”, says architect Jouri Kanters who has mapped what politicians, urban planners, builders and architects should be better at in order for Sweden to use more solar energy.

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“Sustainability must not be too taxing”

We tend to favour ourselves and our own group. We also underestimate future risks. So says evolutionary biologist Jessica Abbott about human ability – and inability – to deal with global challenges.

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Musical experiment – subject of research

The artist performs, the audience listens and applaud to show their appreciation. These are the given roles during a concert. But what happens if we dissolve these roles and the audience acts in a way that is completely unexpected. Does this change the song? The sound? The communication?
This is what an interdisciplinary group at the Pufendorf Institute has studied during the spring.

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LERU collaboration opens up new doors to the EU

The LERU meetings for deans are a priority for social scientists and lawyers. These meetings have provided social scientists with new ways to approach the EU, and lawyers with doctoral student exchanges with other prestigious LERU universities. So says Ann-Katrin Bäcklund – dean at the Faculty of Social Sciences for more than six years –, and Mia Rönnmar, newly appointed dean of the Faculty of Law. LUM brought them together for a conversation about LERU.

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Meet the French film makers…

…Jean-Robert Vialle (to the left t the photo) and Jean-Michel Tresallet who are making a documentary about the economic battle for the world’s international students.