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Features 2016

Cat

Chatty cats became a global media hit

Cats that meow with a dialect have caused a sensation in the world media. Robert Eklund, senior lecturer at the Department of Culture and Communication, and language researcher and associate professor in computational linguistics, has lost count of the number of times that the research carried out in the Meowsic project has been reported in the media. (7 Dec 2016)

Farewell Mingle 2016

Farewell exchange students

On 6 December, a Farewell Mingle was held for departing exchange students who have studied at Linköping University (LiU). This event is held each term and, as the international student coordinator Karolina Fransson says, “it is meant as a celebration for the completion of studies and a way for us to express how important exchange students are for LiU.” (9 Dec 2016)

Gym

Health and fitness – religion for our time

Achieving perfect health has become a religion in the western world, according to a newly published study. Barbro Wijma, professor emerita and physician with many years of experience meeting patients, views this development with dismay. (6 Dec 2016)

Shadows of people

Compensating the past

Redress for people who have suffered neglect in a foster home or other institution is a difficult issue. In some 20 western countries, abuse has been investigated and victims have often received official apologies. Researcher Johanna Sköld co-organised an international workshop where researchers compared various compensation models. (28 Nov 2016)

Pupils from a primary school in Skäggetorp

Tomorrow’s Nobel laureates?

Anna Lindström and Monika Lopez of the Department of Culture and Communication applied earlier this year for funding for an initiative in an issue relating to refugees. The funding was granted, and the “Tomorrow’s Nobel laureates” project was born. And the study visits for newly arrived young people were actually even better than they had expected. (23 Nov 2016)

Sabina Nordén and Sofie Folkeson

Lessons for life in Guatemala

Engineering students Sabina Nordén and Sofie Folkesson took a year off university to work on a project in Guatemala. The experience changed how they look at life – and the Guatemalan pupils got a better school. (10 Oct 2016)

Ann-Christine Ruuth. Photo: Melinda Reyes Hiltunen

When Åke became Ann-Christine

“Why do we laugh at men in dresses?” This was one of the questions that Ann-Christine Ruuth asked the audience at a packed lecture that was part of Linköping’s Rainbow Week. (30 Sept 2016)

Kalas 2016

Full of life at Kalas

Thousands of students are making a pilgrimage to the Saab Arena for “Kalas”, Sweden’s largest event for new students. (9 September 2016)

Simon Alzén in Narcos. Photo: private

Acting in a TV hit

An exchange year in South America led to a role in the Netflix series “Narcos”. Simon Alzén, who is studying business and economics at LiU, experienced a rather different Christmas vacation. He can be seen this autumn in the second season of the American hit series. (5 September 2016)

Parents taking pictures during the Farewell Ceremony

International students said goodbye

Excitement about the future – and a celebration right now. That was the mood at this year’s Farewell Ceremony for Linköping University’s international master’s students. (15 June 2016)

Commencement Ceremony 2016

The party of the year

Stately ritual followed by serious partying. That’s a brief summary of the 2016 Commencement Ceremony in the De Geer Hall in Norrköping on Saturday. (30 May 2016)

iDay 2016, Asian doll

A worldly experience on Campus Valla

C Building smelled of the whole world’s spices when the ISA student association celebrated iDay 2016. 15 countries were represented during the day, and both food and culture were on offer. (20 April 2016)

Joakim Wrenn

Prizes raining over Againity

2016 Environmental Engineering Profile of the Year. Winner of the 2015 Skapa prize in Östergötland. And winner of the 2016 Nordic Cleantech Open. As if that weren’t enough, Againity was also given a desirable spot on the ‘33 List’ – the list of the 33 hottest new technology companies. (12 April 2016)

Niklas Myhr

Number one in social media

Niklas Myhr is known as ‘The Social Media Professor’; when he came first on Google’s results list, the BBC and other world media started calling. (23 March 2016)

Muddy slope

VSR 2016 – A study in mud

The Valla Saucer Rennen 2016 concluded on Saturday. Despite the absence of snow, the Y Section’s entertainment committee was able to conduct the competition down the Valla massif as planned. All that was needed was mud, creativity, and a magnificent saucer. (8 Feb 2016)

Academic boycott

Protestplakat mot Trumps inreseförbudLiU researchers have joined international calls for a boycott of scientific conferences in the US.

 

risky perfectionism

Woman putting on make upPsychology students took on role of treaters in a study of perfectionism and internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy.

 

social sustainability

People in motionSocial value creation is on the agendas of more and more companies and organisations. Erik Jannesson, senior lecturer in management control, has just published a book on the subject.

 

Critical of the national board of health and welfare

Rolf HolmqvistRolf Holmqvist is one of 17 researchers who are critical to guidelines for the treatment of depression and anxiety.

 

when researchers meet vulnerability

Child in SyriaMalin Thor Tureby was keynote speaker at an international conference on oral history.

 

global media hit

CatCats that meow with a dialect have caused a sensation in the world media. Robert Eklund, a linguist who works with cats at the Department of Culture and Communication, has lost count of the number of times the work has been reported in the media.

 

farewell exchange students

Farewell Mingle 2016On 6 December, a Farewell Mingle was held for departing exchange students who have studied at Linköping University.

 

success for new master's

Stefan Jonsson"We have a global and critical perspective that attracts today's students," says Stefan Jonsson, professor at REMESO, about the Faculty of Arts and Science’s first international master’s programme at REMESO in Norrköping - Ethnic and Migration Studies.

 

health is our new religion

YogisAchieving perfect health has become a religion in the western world, according to a newly published study. Barbro Wijma, professor emerita and physician with many years of experience meeting patients, views this development with dismay.

 

black in sweden

Victoria Kawesa

Skin colour matters, also in Sweden. But many people don’t accept that racism is a problem here – only in other countries. So claims doctoral student Victoria Kawesa, who writes about black feminism and whiteness in Sweden.

 

redress for neglect

Shadows of peopleJohanna Sköld from Child Studies at Linköping University co-organised an international workshop where researchers compared various models of compensation for institutional neglect and abuse.

 

tomorrow's nobel laureates?

Pupils from a primary school in Skäggetorp Anna Lindström and Monika Lopez of the Department of Culture and Communication applied earlier this year for funding for an initiative in an issue relating to refugees. The funding was granted, and the “Tomorrow’s Nobel laureates” project was born. 

 

Alumni of the year 1

Suad Ali, porträtt

Suad Ali, expert on Sweden’s refugee quota, works tirelessly for refugees worldwide. For her dedication she has been chosen as one of Linköping University’s two Alumni of the Year.

 

Alumni of the Year 2

Thomas-Lunner-i-studioThomas Lunner’s research has given improved hearing to millions of people with impaired hearing. He has been chosen as one of this year’s Alumni of the Year.


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