Having LU researchers and lecturers on site is very important to develop functioning international collaborations, according to Head of International Relations at the Faculty of Medicine Karin Frydenlund. She has recently returned from a visit to Jordan, where the collaboration between LU and the University of Jordan is growing deeper and deeper.
How have you persuaded 5 000 lorry drivers to get involved in a project on cabotage – and what is it?
This autumn, a unique research satellite, Gaia, will be launched. The project aims to map a billion stars and involves hundreds of European astronomers. One of the originators of the initiative is Lund University’s Professor of Astronomy Lennart Lindegren.
With enthusiasts plus technological developments, a lot of progress can be made in quite a short space of time. This is shown by developments in cancer genetics advice, which is now a natural part of the health service, but which was questioned 20 years ago.
“We want to use the knowledge of those who have worked for many years with the care and treatment of elderly people, and who are now growing older themselves. We mustn’t let their knowledge go to waste!” said Professor Emerita Bodil Jönsson at the start of the project Uppdrag Kunskap, in which 20 senior citizens will each carry out a research project.
Meet Markku Rummukainen…
… Professor of Climatology, who conducts research on climate change and its consequences.
“Education and knowledge are the way to change society for the better. I want to make a difference and help to give young people the same fantastic opportunities I had”, says alumna Monica Getz Silfverschöld, a new board member for the Lund University Foundation (LUF).
The scent of a madeleine dipped in lime blossom tea awakened a flood of childhood memories for the main character in Marcel Proust’s famous novel about ‘lost time’. The madeleine is an example of a clue for the memory. In Proust’s case, the clue worked subconsciously, in other cases we can use clues to consciously try to recall the memories for which we are searching.
Where did I put my sunglasses? Where have the car keys got to, what is the door code to Lisa’s building, and what did I do yesterday afternoon?
We all know how irritating it can be when our memory doesn’t work as it should. However, it can be difficult to know what is a ‘normal’ poor memory and what is the result of disease.
“Thy throne rests on mem’ries from great days of yore, when worldwide renown was valour’s guerdon…” is the translation of the words of the Swedish national anthem, which tries to construct a memory of a glorious national past. This type of attempt is not unusual, nor is its opposite – the suppression or alteration of shameful events.