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  • Nudging makes us eat more vegetarian food

    [23 Oct 2017] The way we eat has a big impact on the environment. New research by the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg shows how simple methods can influence restaurant diners to reduce their meat consumption in favour of vegetarian food, resulting in reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Clear effect of art therapy on severe depression

    [24 Oct 2017] Create a picture of how you are feeling on this particular day, said the first exercise in the art therapy. After ten treatments the patients who suffered from severe or moderately severe depression had shown more improvement than the patients in the control group, shows research at Sahlgrenska academy.

  • New antibiotic resistance genes found

    [23 Oct 2017] Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg have found several previously unknown genes that make bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics. The genes were found by searching large volumes of bacterial DNA and are published in the scientific journal Microbiome.

  • Mathematical genius and honorary doctor unexpectedly passed away

    [23 Oct 2017] Vladimir Voevodsky, world-leading mathematician and 2016 appointed honorary doctor at University of Gothenburg, died at 51 at his home in Princeton.

  • Registration for Nobel Week Dialogue opens today 18 October

    [18 Oct 2017] The theme is "The Future of Truth". The event is popular and seats are limited, so register early if you want a seat.

  • New Management Team of the University of Gothenburg Complete

    [16 Oct 2017] Vice-Chancellor Eva Wiberg has now finalised the University of Gothenburg's new management team. Current Head of Division Anna Lindholm will take over as university director. Göran Landberg, director of the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular and Translational Medicine, will serve as new deputy vice-chancellor responsible for issues regarding research. Fredrika Lagergren, head of the Department of Applied Information Technology, has been appointed deputy vice-chancellor responsible for issues regarding outreach and cooperation, a newly established post at the University. They will enter their new positions at the turn of the year.

  • Treacherous correlation in the brain from smoking

    [13 Oct 2017] Out with the cigarette pack, put a cigarette in the mouth and light up. That is a well-known action for a smoker and, at the same time, behavior which has a stronger connection to actual drug dependency than was previously believed, research at Sahlgrenska Academy has revealed.

  • The Male Dominance in Diplomacy Is Changing

    [13 Oct 2017] The number of female diplomats in the world has increased in the last 20 years, although the most prestigious positions remain heavily male dominated. However, even this imbalance is changing, according to new research from the University of Gothenburg.

  • Researchers: Global wind speeds slowing since 1960

    [13 Oct 2017] Wind speeds around the world are decreasing in a phenomenon known as "stilling" and scientists are hoping to find out why. "Weaker winds can mean less dispersion of pollutants in big cities, exacerbating air quality problems and therefore impacting human health", says Cesar Azorin-Molina, researcher at the Department of Earth Sciences, in an interview with the Horizon magazine.

  • Ethiopia: Need for improved reliability of electricity supply

    [13 Oct 2017] Energy is arguably one of the major challenges in developing countries. Much research has been done on energy production, consumption and access, however energy reliability has been given less focus. Tensay Hadush, a doctoral candidate in economics at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, focuses his thesis on Ethiopian households¿ preferences for reliable electricity supply and behavioral response to block based electricity tariffs.

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