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“The global built environment sector must think in new, radical ways, and act quickly”

16 November, 2020 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

The construction sector, the real estate industry and city planners must give high priority to the same goal – to drastically reduce their climate impacts. Powerful, combined efforts are absolutely crucial for the potential to achieve the UN’s sustainability goals. And what’s more – everything has to happen very quickly. These are the cornerstones to […]

Difficult to Implement National Corona Restrictions in Malawi

12 November, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

Households need financial support if Covid-19 restrictions are to be successful in Malawi. Furthermore, the authorities issuing the restrictions have an additional bearing on their enforceability. These are findings from a new study examining the relationship between authorities and civil compliance in one of the world’s poorest countries. In April 2020, then-President Peter Mutharika and […]

The Beyond 2020 conference will guide to sustainable built environment

15 October, 2020 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

PRESS INVITATION: How should the global building sector act to contribute to the UN’s goals for sustainable development? This is the burning topic for Beyond 2020, this year’s most important global conference on sustainable built environment, organized virtually by Chalmers University of Technology 2-4 November. “The clock is ticking. The world’s building sector has ten […]

25 years after the terrible war – how should Bosnia and Herzegovina be able to heal?

6 October, 2020 - Linnéuniversitetet

In December this year, 25 years have passed since the Bosnian War ended. What were the mechanisms that started the war and triggered the genocide? How should people who have experienced a war in which neighbours from one day to another became bloody enemies learn how to live side by side again? These are some […]

Sweden’s new innovation centre for information driven care

10 September, 2020 - Högskolan i Halmstad

Leap for Life is a new innovation centre for information driven care. It is a joint initiative in the county of Halland for a collaborative effort in future healthcare between Halmstad University, Region Halland, all municipalities in Halland and the region’s business sector.

When the Impossible Becomes Possible

8 June, 2020 - K2 – Nationellt kunskapscentrum för kollektivtrafik

Researchers have studied the COVID-19’s impact on work and travel patterns in Swedish public agencies. Results indicate a more long-lasting impact on the way we meet in business than in our commuting habits.

How corona is changing the retail industry

15 May, 2020 - Handelshögskolan i Stockholm

Social distancing has fundamentally changed shopping behaviors and thereby the retail industry – but what will happen next? What opportunities may arise as the dust settles and we move towards a new normal? The corona pandemic has struck a hard blow to the retail industry. Social distancing means fewer customers passing through brick and mortar […]

Old democracies cope better with severe crisis than newer ones

6 May, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

In established democracies with long experience of democracy, the risk of democratic breakdown, in the face of a crisis like the current corona-crisis, is low. The outlook is very different for new democracies, especially those with weak civil society and weak political parties, according to research from the University of Gothenburg. The interwar period, 1918–1939, […]

Researchers: The research on how a growing global population should be provided with food has been lacking a holistic perspective

24 January, 2020 - Linnéuniversitetet

Meeting one of the great challenges of our time – providing a growing global population with food – requires research with a holistic perspective on food production, people’s eating habits, and the population increase. However, during the last few decades, the world’s researchers have primarily focused on the first of these factors, and more or […]

Dual residence works well when children have a close relationship with both parents

5 December, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

Dual residence, where children live approximately equally with each parent after separation or divorce, works best if the child has influence over the living arrangement and has good and close relationships with each parent. A new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg identifies several aspects important to the way children and young people experience their family model.