At a pub in Yokohama, history of religions scholar Andreas Johansson by chance came in contact with the Japanese mafia, the Yakuza. For two weeks, he was hanging out with the mafia, and will soon publish a book on the tattoos of the Yakuza and what they symbolise.
Forum Medicum – the new major construction of the Faculty of Medicine at the top of Sölvegatan – will become a reality. For a while, things looked bad, but by making small adjustments here and there, the project can now be pursued to begin construction in the winter of 2018/2019.
In the autumn, Lund University will be introducing a major educational initiative on e-learning and blended learning. It is intended for teaching staff who are curious about testing digital tools in their teaching activities.
“For the University, integrating digital technology in physical teaching is a matter of survival – that is why we are making this extra investment”, says Bo-Anders Jönsson, pro vice-chancellor and vice chair of the University’s education board.
LUM has decided to tap into the zeitgeist of Sweden, and is having economist Andreas Bergh, researcher in social work Håkan Johansson, economic historian Kerstin Enflo, sociologists Malin Åkerström and Roland Paulsen, political scientists […]
Supervisors who do not have time for their doctoral students, or research which is used without giving the doctoral student credit as an author….
A detective work that reflects society in terms of both working life and fashion trends. This is how you could describe Cecilia Svedman’s task as a dermatologist and researcher, specialising in contact allergies.
USV is the umbrella term for the University’s specialised centres which are gradually moving into the faculties. But the process is not painless – the specialised centres are keen to safeguard their identities and their low overhead costs. The faculties and departments, on the other hand, do not want to take on financially insecure ventures.
Their own sense of well-being after a yoga session led them onto a new path in their research. Over 200 LU employees signed up as volunteers for their first study. Now they are finalising an interdisciplinary investigation of the psychological and physiological health effects of yoga.
Research communication officer Evelina Lindén at the School of Economics and Management encouraged journalists to use their moral compass and be careful to give credit where it is due when interviewing researchers – in reference to a case in which SVT had assumed credit for a documentary. Here she points out what researchers themselves can do to avoid the culture clash between media and academia.
Join us on a journey through the centuries, a hunt for the point where the present and the past merge. The history of the University is alive and well among us. After all, it is the same city, the same streets and buildings now as then. The only thing that distinguishes us from our colleagues from the 1600s, from a purely geographical point of view, is a measurable stretch in space: 350 years of University history is 350 orbits around the sun. Neither more nor less. So let’s take a walk in the December gloom and land our time machine where everything started.