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Biology could partially explain sexual abuse of power

Is there any underlying biological explanation for why men are responsible for such a large proportion of sexual assaults compared to women? Or, from a biological point of view, could women just as easily have been the ones to commit this type of harassment and assault, if the social and historical power structure were reversed?
In the light of the #metoo movement’s many testimonies, LUM sat down for an update with evolutionary biologist Jessica Abbott.

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First actress to broaden the repertoire with artistic doctoral degree

Petra Fransson is the first member of the Malmö Theatre Academy to obtain a PhD as a stage performer. The dilemma between the tough conditions for professional actors on the one hand, and the potential between the body and delivering lines on the other led her to her PhD project.

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Complement or competitor?

Two universities within 20 km of each other will become a reality next year when the higher education institution in Malmö will receive full university status. What this will mean for Lund is unclear. Will the university in Malmö be a complement or a competitor? In Lund, the feeling is cautiously optimistic.

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Leaving her comfort zone for Lund University

Curiosity, openness and compassion are words to live by for Sylvia Schwaag Serger, who will become the new deputy vice-chancellor as of next year. She believes that we all have a civic duty to be proactive but must also be aware that we might, actually, be wrong.

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What is the scale of sexual harassment at LU?

In the wake of #metoo, thousands of women have dared to speak out about the sexual assaults and harassment they have been subjected to in the workplace. In the case of academics, this has been […]

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Trust is good for economy

Are people generally trustworthy? Yes, say about two out of three Swedes. Nordic countries are ranked high in what we call interpersonal trust. In other countries, trust is not as obvious. What happens when these […]

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Is 48 considered old at work?

At what age are you considered old at work? Are you old when you are 48? Why do some people seem as if they never to want to retire, while others would not dream of working beyond 65? Kerstin Nilsson’s research concerns what makes us thrive at work and the factors that affect how long we are able, or want, to continue working.

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Autobiographical comics addressing difficult subjects

Comics for adults are no longer a subculture for comic book nerds but an established art form. Nina Ernst is the first literary scholar to study autobiographical comics that often address issues of vulnerability and difficult subjects.

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Leaders of the future should assume responsibility for the University as a whole

Colleagues who assume responsibility for the big picture at their workplace nurture the leadership culture that Torbjörn von Schantz wants to see at his University. The heads of department, managers and deans of the future need to consider what is best for the University as a whole in addition to their own area.