Archive

  • Anki Östlund Farrants explores abnormalities in DNA 2011-09-08 Stockholm cell biologists explore why abnormalities in the packaging of DNA occur. "Stockholm University is an exciting place to be for all kinds of DNA research," says Ann-Kristin Östlund Farrants, who heads up the Chromatin Remodelling-Group at Stockholm University's Department of Cell Biology.
  • Archaeology that elicits stories from coin treasures 2013-11-05 Many people find old coins fascinating. To Nanouschka Myrberg Burström, they are also a window to our ancestors’ ways of socialising and thinking. The coins can reveal political and cultural processes, human traditions, or the fate of certain families.
  • Arjen Stroeven—from student to Head of Department 2012-04-13 Arjen Stroeven came to Sweden in 1987 to pursue his interest in Nordic Geography. Today, he’s professor and head of department at Stockholm University’s Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology.
  • Australian PhD Nick Sheard studies Economics 2010-04-26 For Australian economist Nick Sheard, the opportunity to study at Stockholm University lured him across the Atlantic.
  • Canadian PhD student Shon Ferguson 2010-04-26 Canadian doctoral student Shon Ferguson is researching the way trade affects technology and is one of many international students at Stockholm University’s Department of Economics.
  • Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg talks about the intricacies of cyber law 2011-06-14 Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg started out as a would-be criminologist. Now, however, she is Director of the Law & Informatics Research Unit at Stockholm University (IRI), and Sweden's leading professor of cyber law.
  • Claes Fransson talks about supernovae and black holes 2011-06-14 Researchers at Stockholm University's Centre for High-Energy Astrophysics and Cosmology (HEAC) are studying some of the most spectacular phenomena in space, from supernovae to black holes and dark matter. Professor Claes Fransson, Head of the Astronomy Department, Stockholm University talks about supernovae and black holes.
  • Daniel Westman – Pirates leading legal establishment into new waters 2011-06-14 Daniel Westman, researcher in law and technology at the Swedish Law & Informatics Research Institute within the Department of Law at Stockholm University, talks about the legal furore around the Pirate Bay trial, the way the law needs to keep up with technological change, the role of legal academics in society, and being in the international limelight.
  • David Strömberg on the American political process 2011-06-14 Dr David Strömberg has his eye on America. Based at Stockholm University’s Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES), Dr Strömberg is one of just seven Swedish researchers to receive the first round of “Starting Independent Research” grants, which provide funds for five years of research. “Research takes time and this grant will allow me to collate plenty of material.”
  • Denny Vågerö talks about the social determinants of health 2011-06-14 Stockholm University's Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS) brings together a unique collection of disciplines, promoting cutting edge research on the social determinants of health. Denny Vågerö, professor of medical sociology, has been Director of CHESS since 2000, and here talks about the role of CHESS in understanding how social factors determine health inequalities.
  • Erika Kihlman talks about Ars Edendi 2011-06-14 Classical scholars at Stockholm University recently launched an innovative research programme entitled Ars Edendi. Assistant Director Dr Erika Kihlman is very excited about the project, "With the support of our sponsors we've been able to bring some major classical scholars to Stockholm."
  • Erika Lunell on trade mark law and technology 2011-06-14 The European Court of Justice currently stipulates that a trademark application must include a graphic representation of the mark for which registration is sought. Dr Erika Lunell, however, is pushing for the law to be reformed to embrace digital representation, “Trade mark law must keep up with technology.”
  • Erland Källén on supercomputers and climate research 2011-04-06 Climate researchers with the help of supercomputers are making better predictions about humans are affecting the earth's climate. Professor Erland Källén describes how a new supercomputer will improve climate predictions.
  • Ernesto Gonzalez, Cuba, completed both a PhD and a postdoc at Stockholm University 2012-07-24 Ernesto Gonzalez completed his PhD at Stockholm University and is now nearing the completion of a post-doc position in RNA quality control with Prof. Neus Visa at the Department of Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics, Stockholm University.
  • Fanny Forsberg Lundell, Associate Professor 2014-12-10 Fanny Forsberg Lundell is an expert in languages. Her interest in the theory of languages, in particular the acquisition of a second language, set the path for her academic achievements. Today she is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Humanities at Stockholm University.
  • Francisco Lacerda on the ecology of language acquisition 2011-06-14 The Phonetics section at Stockholm University's Department of Linguistics is rather unique. "We've got a fantastically equipped lab," says Professor Francisco Lacerda, head of section, adding that, "visiting Erasmus students tend to be amazed," by the department's impressive facilities.
  • Georgia Destouni on pollution in the Baltic 2011-09-26 Researchers from Stockholm University have recently caught the attention of the international media with a study published in the journal Global Biogeochemical Cycles, which revealed large pollutant loads from land to the sea are missed by existing monitoring efforts.
  • Harko Verhagen leads Stockholm University's computer science "roadshow" to China 2011-08-15 Dutchman Harko Verhagen came to Stockholm University as a PhD student. Fourteen years later he's still in Sweden, Associate Professor at the University's Department of Computer and System Science (DSV), which is based in Kista – the heart of Sweden's tech industry.
  • Helena Wulff – what Sweden can learn from Ireland 2011-09-08 "There's something in Irish culture that has led the Irish to be such good writers," says Professor Helena Wulff of Stockholm University's Department of Social Anthropology, on a small country that boasts four literary Nobel laureates in the twentieth century. She believes that if we can understand the approach to writing that the Irish are developing, it may have an impact on the way writing is taught in Sweden.
  • Internationalization at Stockholm University "a positive development" 2012-01-25 Master's programmes at the Department of Human Geography attract students from all over the world, with students from Iran, Bangledesh, Africa, China, Canada, the EU and of course Sweden. Professor Gunnel Forsberg, Head of the Department of Human Geography, is excited by the international flavour of the master’s courses run by her department.
  • Jan Olsson & Kingsley Bolton on the American Studies Speakers Series 2011-06-14 Autumn 2008 saw the start of the American Studies Speakers Series at Stockholm University, a joint initiative by the English Department and the Department of Cinema Studies. Professor Kingsley Bolton, head of the English Department, and Professor Jan Olsson of the Department of Cinema Studies speak about the new venture.
  • Jerzy Sarnecki on criminology as a leading academic discipline 2011-06-27 Professor Jerzy Sarnecki from Stockholm University's Department of Criminology is a regular commentator in the Swedish media on the subject of crime. Sarnecki came to Sweden in 1968, where he earned a PhD in sociology at Stockholm University. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  • Jessica Gustafsson believes that media and how it’s used is key to understanding the world 2013-01-03 Jessica Gustafsson’s research stretches from the leafy residential streets of Stockholm, to the slums of Nairobi. For it is there, in the heart of the Kenyan capital, that her research is proving how media can help underprivileged groups express themselves to achieve certain means.
  • Lars Göran Nilsson – hunting the riddles of the mind 2011-06-14 The Betula Project, a research project into human memory undertaken by the Department of Psychology, has been recognised by the Swedish Research Council as one of the ten finest examples of outstanding research in Sweden. Professor Lars-Göran Nilsson brought the project with him when he took up a post at Stockholm University in 1994. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  • Laura Álvarez on a unique collaboration around Afro-Latin languages 2011-07-13 Laura Álvarez is excited to be coordinating a project which brings together Stockholm University's Department of Spanish, Portugese and Latin American Studies, Universidade Estadual de Campinas in Brazil and Universidad de La República in Uruguay.
  • Magnus Bygren, Associate Professor 2014-12-10 With over 20 years in academia, including spells at Harvard and Oxford, Magnus Bygren has a pretty good understanding of why the Department of Sociology at Stockholm University is so popular among foreign Master’s students.
  • Malena Janson on how Swedish TV reflects society’s overprotective attitude to children 2011-09-06 In the 70's, Swedish film and television producers wanted to discuss all aspects of life with children. But the video violence debate killed these ambitions. Today, Malena Janson, senior lecturer in film studies at Stockholm University, notices a return of fear of taking children seriously in film and television.
  • Marco Pecorari is helping put fashion on the academic map 2011-07-13 Marco Pecorari, a doctoral student at the Centre for Fashion Studies working on the cultural significance of fashion ephemera, is thrilled to be working at Stockholm University: "You would never find a centre like this in Italy."
  • Marko Filipovic, PhD student 2014-12-10 If you want to help reduce the number of environmental problems, then carrying out research at a world leading institute is a good place to start. This is what drove Marko Filipovic to do a Bachelor, a Master and now a PhD on Persistent Organic Pollution in Water at the Department of Applied Environmental Sciences, at Stockholm University.
  • Mats Wiklund reveals the virtual side of life 2011-06-14 Lecturer Mats Wiklund is taking students on a journey into a virtual universe to learn about how communities interact.
  • Niclas Abrahamsson – Understanding talented second language speakers 2011-06-14 Recent research by scholars at Stockholm University's Centre for Research on Bilingualism suggests that adults who learn to speak a second language (L2) like a native after moving to a new country have an exceptional language-learning aptitude. Niclas Abrahamsson, an associate professor at the Centre talks about the project "The Role of Language Aptitude for High-level L2 Proficiency".
  • Petra Ulmanen and the changing face of Swedish welfare society 2011-06-14 For decades Sweden’s welfare system has been heralded as a model to aspire to. In recent years, however, cuts and shifts in government policy have meant changes. “I’m particularly interested in what’s happening in terms of care for the elderly,” says Petra Ulmanen, who is working on a doctoral thesis on the relationship between informal care for the elderly and gainful employment.
  • Professor Maaret Koskinen – Bergman's treasure 2011-06-14 It's not everyday one of the greatest directors in the world calls you up and offers you a treasure trove. But that's just what happened when Swedish director Ingmar Bergman called Professor Maaret Koskinen at the Department of Cinema Studies.
  • Saeid Esmaeilzadeh – research and the business community 2011-06-14 Saeid Esmaeilzadeh fled from Iran and came to Sweden twenty-three years ago as an eight-year old. Today he is employed at the Department of Physical, Inorganic & Structural Chemistry at Stockholm University as an associate professor.
  • Sven Isaksson – What was on the menu back in the Iron Age? 2011-06-14 Science and archaeology have a strong tradition at Stockholm University. Since 1976 the Archaeological Research Laboratory (AFL) has integrated scientific research techniques with more traditional archaeological methods and contemporary theory. Associate Professor Sven Isaksson talks about his work as a biomolecular archaeologist at AFL.
  • Thomas Helleday – The battle against cancer 2011-09-08 Fighting the battle against cancer in Sweden and England –  Professor Thomas Helleday's illustrious career has been dedicated to developing effective treatments for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
  • Xiaodong Zou talks about collaboration with the business community 2011-09-08 An important new Centre of Excellence in research and innovation called the Berzelii Center EXSELENT on Porous Materials was established at Stockholm University last year. Director of the Centre is Professor Xiaodong Zou, who is amongst the best in the world when it comes to making porous crystalline materials like zeolites.
  • Ying Hong stayed on in Sweden after completing her PhD 2011-08-31 "I was surprised to see how beautiful it was and how organised everything in Sweden seemed to be. I learned that when I needed help, all I had to do was ask."