Drones are becoming a matter of interest for more than just the military and the toy industry. Lund University’s School of Aviation in Ljungbyhed (TFHS) is now launching the first study programme for drone operators in Sweden – and perhaps the world.
The University’s contract education needs to grow in order to match the skills needed among companies and public authorities in the region. A new report proposes to give the departments the main responsibility for the development of contract education. Employees who work as consultants on the side are to become more involved in the University’s own contract education which is to be integrated into our daily activities.
Laurie Cohen, from the Department of Business Administration, on gender inequality in academia and how it won’t go away unless we take action.
Sylvia Schwaag Serger is currently responsible for international strategy at Vinnova, and an adjunct professor at the School of Economics and Management at Lund University. In addition, this Swedish-German-Chinese-American has a PhD in economic history from the London School of Economics.
Peder Winstrup was a man with many irons in the fire. Founder of Lund University, bishop, Renaissance man, architect, scientist, author, powerful political player, printer, poet and much more. Even long after his death, he continues to fascinate us as a uniquely well-preserved mummy. Now his life has been turned into an exhibition and a book.
Why is the Stringhyllan bookshelf considered a design classic but not the Billy? And what makes the Lamino armchair into the furniture design of the century while Norrgavel’s Länstol chair isn’t even considered a classic?
In Chichigalpa, Nicaragua, almost half of all male deaths are attributable to a mysterious kidney disease. In El Salvador, it the second most common cause of death among men. In Sri Lanka, it is believed to have caused about 25 000 deaths over the past decade. Working in heat is a common factor, so the problem is expected to increase along with global warming.
The condition in question is the mysterious kidney disease CKDu, which interests a worldwide research network. Occupational health physician Kristina Jakobsson and other LU researchers are involved in the detective work.
Antonio Cordero hoped that crowdfunding would help him when he wanted to focus on his secondary research project on the box turtle. No money ever showed up, but he did gain lessons in both marketing and how to disseminate his research.
Andra Jugånaru comes from the threatened CEU university in Hungary. After three months as a visiting doctoral student at LU, she is not sure whether she will have any university to return to.
The relocation of the specialised centres to the faculties which is currently underway within LU has generated concern and discussion.
“But once you know where you are moving, a calmer and more constructive phase begins”, says Bo Ahrén, chair of the University’s specialised centres. But Merle Jacob, professor of research policy, finds the path to the right faculty to be rather long and uncertain at LU.