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  • Turkish student Ilayda Onbilgin at Orientation Day Photo: Karin Persson Expectations of high quality studies and new friends 2018-01-16 Excited international newcomers gathered in Aula Magna for Orientation Day on 15 January. The students were given practical information as well as tips and advice for how to make the most of their stay in Sweden.
  • Tehran, Iran. Photo: Markus Hallberg/Mostphotos Iranians react to uncertainty and social injustice 2018-01-15 Inequality is rising in Iran. The rural poor are angry and living increasingly precarious lives. Shahram Khosravi writes in The New York Times about the most recent protests in the country, led by the poor.
  • Workshop with Angela Ndalianis 2018-01-15 ​​​​​​​​​​​Towards an Alternative (Trans-)cultural History: ​Popular Culture, Subculture, Entertainment Culture, Media Culture... ​In March 2018, Angela Ndalianis, professor in Media and Entertainment Studies, the Department of Media and Communication, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, will visit the Department of Culture and Aesthetics at Stockholm University.
  • Stranded encyclopedia. Photo: Magnus Hjalmarsson, Uppsala University Library CFP: Stranded encyclopedias: encyclopedic dreams and practices c. 1600–2000 2018-01-12 International symposium at Stockholm University 13–14 September, 2018. Abstracts due 1 March, 2018. Language: English.
  • New institution strengthens social science public health research 2018-01-11 In January 2018, the Department of Public Health Sciences was formed when the research institutes CHESS and SoRAD joined forces. This merger promises to further strengthen social science research on public health at Stockholm University.
  • Hiding from a warmer climate in the forest 2018-01-11 Global warming threatens forest plants adapted to cooler temperatures. An international team of scientists from the universities of Stockholm, Marseille and Helsinki have unravelled where these species could survive within colder spots in the same forest. The findings can help to understand the effect of climate change on forest biodiversity and what we can do to protect it.
  • Instagram Guest Editor at Stockholm University Instagram Guest Editor for Stockholm University 2018-01-10 Do you want to show your perspective on Stockholm University? Become an Instagram ambassador for the Instagram account @stockholmuniversity
  • Genomic data suggest two main migrations into Scandinavia after the last ice age 2018-01-10 In a new study published in PLoS Biology, an international research team suggests Scandinavia was populated by two main migrations after the last glacial maximum: an initial migration of groups from the south (modern day Denmark and Germany) and an additional migration from the north-east, following the ice-free Atlantic coast.


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