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  • Gig workers in the platform economy bear the burden of entrepreneurs’ responsibilities 2018-04-23 Gig workers take the same risks and responsibilities of entrepreneurs, without getting the freedom. Airi Lampinen discusses gig economy on YLE TV1's A-studio.
  • How to deal with the Baltic Sea's contamination 2018-04-20 The Baltic Sea is contaminated. Now we have to find the best way to deal with the contamination to minimize the effects for us and the environment. At DEEP, PhD student Peter Bruce is investigating how well the Swedish management of contaminated sediments fulfills our goals for sustainability.
  • Stockholm fourth on ranking list of cities 2018-04-20 Stockholm is ranked fourth on the list of cities in the world with the highest number of Times Higher Education World University ranked institutions, based on analysis of their top 200 and top 500 universities to see which cities have the highest concentration of elite universities.
  • Protein can slow intestinal tumour growth 2018-04-23 A new mechanism for regulating stem cells in the intestine of fruit flies has been discovered by researchers at Stockholm University. In addition, it was discovered that a certain protein can slow the growth of tumours in intestinal tissue. A better understanding of these mechanisms can teach us more about how diseases in human intestines occur, as well as contribute to the development of new medicine to cure them.
  • Stina Ekblad. Photo: Knut Koivisto Actress and awardwinning writer and journalist among Stockholm University's honorary doctorates 2018-04-20 This year’s honorary doctors have all contributed in distinctive ways to the University’s research and education. Prominent names include the actress Stina Ekblad and awardwinning writer and journalist Lena ten Hoopen.
  • Indian students meeting Prime Minister Modi at Stockholm University 2018-04-19 The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Indian students and residents in Sweden during his State Visit to Sweden 16-17 April.
  • Improve your Italian before summer 2018-04-20 You now have the opportunity to get your Italian up to speed before the summer. Benvenuti a un ciclo di incontri per sviluppare le abilità linguistiche: leggere, ascoltare, parlare e scrivere.
  • Lauren Downing Peters Photo: Unknown Stoutwear and the Discourses of Disorder 2018-04-17 In her dissertation, Lauren Downing Peters, examines how fashion media discourses created the conditions through which the fat, female body was both known and constructed within the context of the early large-size garment industry in the United States, or what between the years 1915 and 1930 was known as “stoutwear.”

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