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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Female Fish Like Males Who Sing

    [3 Oct 2017] Noisier seas seem to hamper fish reproduction. A new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg shows that noise pollution impedes reproduction in sand and common gobies, both of which are important food sources for juvenile cod.

  • Game app provides knowledge of person-centered care

    [3 Oct 2017] Click, swipe, listen to patients and follow the talk among the healthcare staff. Now, another step in the work towards a more person-centered care is being taken as the PCV game app is being launched. A virtual journey for greater knowledge and with tricky questions along the way.

  • Plants Become More Tolerant When Living in Symbiosis with Fungi

    [3 Oct 2017] By developing a symbiotic relationship with fungi, plants not only become more tolerant to diseases but can also help contribute to more sustainable agricultural practices. This is the conclusion of a new study from the University of Gothenburg.

  • Vice-Chancellor Eva Wiberg: 'We should be a counterforce to antidemocratic tendencies'

    [27 Sep 2017] Tomorrow, 28 September, this year's Göteborg Book Fair will open its doors. The theme is Bildung and cultivation. The University of Gothenburg will participate with its own booth and has put a lot of work into necessary preparations. Vice-Chancellor Eva Wiberg appreciates the vast engagement of researchers and other staff. However, she regrets that the focus has shifted away from the true content of the event.

  • More academics at risk offered sanctuaries in Sweden through the network Scholars at Risk

    [27 Sep 2017] Attacks on higher education communities have increased: During the past 12 months 257 attacks have been reported in 35 countries. The Swedish section of Scholars at Risk (SAR-Sweden) has been granted funding of 6 million SEK from Riksbankens jubileumsfond. This funding will allow the Swedish section to host more scholars at risk.

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Press Contacts

Journalists are welcome to contact our Press officers with queries. For subject-related queries please get in touch with the media contact at the relevant faculty or department.

Press Officers at the Communications unit  

Ulrika Lundin
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 6705
Mobile: 46 (0)70-775 8851
Email: ulrika.lundin@gu.se 

Henrik Axlid

Phone: 46 (0)31-786 20 21
Mobile: 46 (0)73-404 20 21
E-post: henrik.axlid@gu.se

Other Media contacts

The Sahlgrenska Academy

Krister Svahn, Press Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 3869, (0)766-18 38 69
Email: krister.svahn@sahlgrenska.gu.se

Faculty of Arts

Johanna Hillgren, Press Officer 
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 1068, 46 (0)766-18 10 68
Email: thomas.melin@hum.gu.se

Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts

Emma Corkhill, Communications Officer
Phone:  46 (0)732 46 36 12
Email: emma.corkhill@konst.gu.se

Academy of Design and Crafts

Carina Krantz, Communications Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 6521
Email: carina.krantz@hdk.gu.se

Academy of Music and Drama

Kerstin Nilsson, Chief Information Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 4028
Email: kerstin.nilsson@hsm.gu.se

Valand Academy

Oana Georgescu, Communications Officer
Phone: (0)766-18 1028
Email: oana.georgescu@gu.se

Faculty of Social Sciences

Lars-Olof Karlsson, Communications Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 4841
Email: lars-olof.karlsson@gu.se

School of Business, Economics and Law

Daniel Karlsson, Communications Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31 786 5477, 46 (0)733 687520
E-mail: johanna.flemstrom@handels.gu.se

Maria Norrström, Communications Officer
Phone: 46 31 786 1247, 46 (0)709 226689
E-mail: maria.norrstrom@handels.gu.se

Faculty of Education

Torsten Arpi, Communications Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 2161, 46 (0)766-18 21 61
Email: ragnhild.larsson@gu.se

Faculty of Science

Carina Eliasson, Communicatons Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 9873, (0)766-22 98 73
Email: anita.fors@science.gu.se

Tanja Thompson, Communications Director
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 4857, (0)707-72 00 72
Email: tanja.thompson@science.gu.se

Centre for Environment and Sustainability (GMV)

Mikael Östblom, Communications Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-772 4954
Email: mikael.ostblom@gu.se

The Board of Teacher Education

Maria Löfstedt, Communications Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 5522
Email: maria.lofstedt@.gu.se

IT Faculty

Catharina Jerkbrant, Communications Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 2748
Email: catharina.jerkbrant@ituniv.se

University Library

Pauline Sjöberg, Communications Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 6547
Email: pauline.sjoberg@ub.gu.se

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