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Unknowing researchers became a stamp

One of the two recent Lund University jubilee stamps depicts the young diabetes researchers Anna Edlund and Jones Ofori. They are pleased to be featured on the stamps – but it was a complete surprise to them both.

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The economist for whom the world was not prepared

He advocated family planning and contraceptives already four decades before Elise Ottesen-Jensen. He was in a common-law marriage, was interested in social problems, and supported the women’s suffrage movement – and today his theories control the design of monetary policy in the West. Knut Wicksell, pioneering Professor of Economics in Lund 1901–1916, was a man ahead of his time.

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Medical centre recruiting top junior researchers

Tremendous amounts of money, an ambitious and carefully considered appointment process and major start-up packages for new employees – these are the three things that characterise WCMM, the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine in Lund.

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Now it starts – the Lund University’s 350th anniversary

For two years, the LU350 Office has been working hard to coordinate all the University initiatives into a jubilee programme. The jubilee starts on Monday 19 December – exactly 350 years after the document to establish Lund University was signed.

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Chronicle: ”Human rights are to become interdisciplinary”

A new interdisciplinary research environment for human rights will soon be launched in Lund.
“Interdisciplinarity and innovative thinking are required if our work on human rights is to remain relevant to society”, writes Morten Kjaerum, director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute.

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Russian parental movement counteracting children’s rights

Russia has its own right-wing populist movement: the Parental Movement. While the US equivalent is protesting stricter gun control, the Russians are raging against the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
“Western lifestyle is considered a major threat to Russian traditions and normal family life”, says social anthropologist Tova Höjdestrand. She sees patterns that might explain other right-wing populist movements as well.

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Recent arrivals practise their Swedish at the medics’ language café

“How are you, what seems to be the problem?” asks Ahmed, who is playing Doctor Ali.
“Well, I have had a stomach ache for a few days”, says 26 year-old Sadeq who is playing the patient, 50 year-old Bengt.
“Can you describe your symptoms?” asks Ahmed/Doctor Ali, and Sadeq/Bengt explains about pain, nausea and vomiting.

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A work environment champion

As a young man, when Mats Bohgard was working at a chemical factory during a leave from studies, he was urged to “Come back and fix the work environment to make it fit for human beings!”.

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New technology facilitates studies of the macula

Using new technology it is possible to get a detailed colour image of all retinal layers without inserting any instrument into the eye. The technology will be used by eye researcher Elisabeth Wittström, who studies diseases of the macula. Her colleague, Linnéa Taylor, is researching the link between inflammation and damage to the retina, which could lead to new treatments.

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“More people should be sharing the grants”

After your PhD, the clock starts ticking fast. For a young researcher there are no guarantees that you will have a long career in research. Still, you have to give it your all, often while combining it with having small children. There is no time for you to draw up a plan B. In this equation, Pontus Nordenfelt from Future Faculty calls for more honesty and clearer career paths.