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Family planning new weapon against threatened Sahel

Rain – both its presence and more particularly its absence – controls most things in the Sahel. Despite the fact that the belt of land south of the Sahara has become greener, the outlook is gloomy when it comes to making resources stretch to a growing population in the face of climate change. Now researchers want investments in agriculture, education and family planning to help resources go around.

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How good is our indoor environment?

We spend 90 per cent of our time indoors. We can both exercise and shop without taking a step outdoors and the indoor trend is on the increase, despite the fact that we have little understanding of the air we are breathing.
“The health effects may not be detected for a number of years”, says LTH researcher Aneta Wierzbicka, who is coordinating an interdisciplinary theme at the Pufendorf Institute.

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Visiting professor of film studies prominent among film researchers

“I am a political activist and want to broaden and deepen the subject of film studies”, says Chris Holmlund, who is spending the spring as a visiting professor at Lund University. She is a prominent figure in the world’s largest organisation for film researchers and in that capacity will represent Lund University at conferences worldwide.

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New pro vice-chancellors want strategic investments in research

Lund University needs long-term strategies with clear priorities from the faculties of what type of research to invest in, agree the two new pro vice-chancellors Stacey Ristinmaa Sörensen and Bo Ahrén. They also recognise the difficulty of achieving this at a university as comprehensive as Lund.
“Our breadth is definitely our strength, but it can also present problems”, says Bo Ahrén.

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Mimicking nature on the nanoscale

Peter Schurtenberger wants to create specially designed nanoparticles that can instruct themselves. He is a high-level researcher and chemistry professor recruited from Switzerland, and is fascinated by the processes behind nature’s own ability to organise its smallest components. His aim is to mimic them.

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Reinterpreting a feminist pioneer

Enlightenment philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft believed that living in hierarchies destroyed and corrupted people deep down in their souls.
“For her, inequality was the greatest threat to democracy and liberty. It is still dynamite today, as the gulf between rich and poor widens and the world is divided into lords and servants”, says Professor of Human Rights Studies Lena Halldenius. She has just published a new political analysis of the English feminist pioneer.

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Welcome Jonas Hafström, new chair of the University Board.

Meet Jonas Hafström, a lawyer with a background in the diplomatic service, including as Swedish ambassador to the USA. For the past year he has led government trade delegations around the world and helped to coach Swedish embassy staff in countries with strong economic growth.

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Better conditions on the horizon for scholarship holders

Doctoral students living on relatively low external scholarships should get terms of employment that are more equal to those on doctoral studentships. This is the hope of the University’s Education Board, which has approved the faculties topping up the income of doctoral students on scholarships. However, the Faculty of Law and the University’s employment lawyers have registered reservations against the decision, but for different reasons.

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Jordanian doctoral students appreciate Swedish order

From Jordan to Lund: Sahar Al-Rabadi and Marwa Al-Khalidi have got off to a good start as PhD students in architecture at LU. They are the result of a revitalised agreement with Yarmouk University.

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Attention for new findings on childhood cancer

David Gisselsson is a researcher on a roll. In the autumn, he was awarded Lund’s ‘local Fernström Prize’, which goes to a promising young researcher in medicine, and he has recently had an article published in one of the most prestigious journals in the field, Nature Communications.