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  • New treatment for osteoporosis provides better protection against fractures

    [26 Sep 2017] A new treatment for osteoporosis provides major improvements in bone density and more effective protection against fractures than the current standard treatment. These are the findings of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The study is the first that compares the effect of two osteoporosis medicines on fractures.

  • Can the law handle online hate?

    [25 Sep 2017] Online hate is a growing problem that impacts both public debate and our private lives. But what can the law do ¿ are we ready to meet the challenges? Researcher Moa Bladini sees troubled times ahead and a need for updated legislation.

  • Solar cell breakthrough paves the way for new applications

    [25 Sep 2017] An international scientific collaboration has successfully integrated a sub-micron thin, nanophotonic silicon film into a crystalline solar cell for the first time.

  • Scientists in Sweden have discovered a protein that protects against saturated fats

    [25 Sep 2017] Fat is important for the human body not only as a way to store energy, but also as an essential building block. That is because the membranes that surround each of our cells, and their internal organelles, are composed primarily of fat.

  • Mentoring programme for newcomers on a permanent basis

    [25 Sep 2017] The mentoring programme "University Friend" aims to introduce persons with a refugee background to higher education. In the first round, the university received more applications than it had places for. The programme was so successful that it is now offered on a permanent basis.

  • Genes behind gestation length and preterm delivery identified

    [25 Sep 2017] The genes that regulate gestational length and the likelihood of preterm delivery, have been identified in a study involving more than 50,000 women. An article in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) describes the scientific breakthrough that can lead to improved health and survival among children.

  • Eight children born after uterus transplants

    [18 Sep 2017] Eight children born - and the first robot-assisted operation performed. These are some of the results of 18 years of research at Sahlgrenska Academy on uterus transplants. In Gothenburg, the elite of the research world in the field are now gathering for their first congress.

  • Mentoring programme for newcomers on a permanent basis

    [13 Sep 2017] The mentoring programme "University Friend" aims to introduce persons with a refugee background to higher education. In the first round, the university received more applications than it had places for. The programme was so successful that it is now offered on a permanent basis.

  • New Vice-Chancellor Eva Wiberg Inaugurated

    [9 Sep 2017] The auditorium of the University's main building was filled to capacity when Eva Wiberg, the University of Gothenburg's 19th vice-chancellor, was inaugurated.

  • Symposium on Metabolism - the Foundation of Life

    [1 Sep 2017] The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation is celebrating its 100-year anniversary with a series of symposia in various university cities around Sweden.

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Journalists are welcome to contact our Press officers with queries. For subject-related queries please get in touch with the media contact at the relevant faculty or department.

Press Officers at the Communications unit  

Ulrika Lundin
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 6705
Mobile: 46 (0)70-775 8851
Email: ulrika.lundin@gu.se 

Thomas Melin

Phone: 46 (0)31-786 20 21
Mobile: 46 (0)73-404 2021
E-post: thomas.melin@gu.se

Other Media contacts

The Sahlgrenska Academy

Krister Svahn, Press Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 3869, (0)766-18 38 69
Email: krister.svahn@sahlgrenska.gu.se

Faculty of Arts

Johanna Hillgren, Press Officer 
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 1068, 46 (0)766-18 10 68
Email: thomas.melin@hum.gu.se

Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts

Emma Corkhill, Communications Officer
Phone:  46 (0)732 46 36 12
Email: emma.corkhill@konst.gu.se

Academy of Design and Crafts

Carina Krantz, Communications Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 6521
Email: carina.krantz@hdk.gu.se

Academy of Music and Drama

Kerstin Nilsson, Chief Information Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 4028
Email: kerstin.nilsson@hsm.gu.se

Valand Academy

Oana Georgescu, Communications Officer
Phone: (0)766-18 1028
Email: oana.georgescu@gu.se

Faculty of Social Sciences

Lars-Olof Karlsson, Communications Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 4841
Email: lars-olof.karlsson@gu.se

School of Business, Economics and Law

Daniel Karlsson, Communications Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31 786 5477, 46 (0)733 687520
E-mail: johanna.flemstrom@handels.gu.se

Maria Norrström, Communications Officer
Phone: 46 31 786 1247, 46 (0)709 226689
E-mail: maria.norrstrom@handels.gu.se

Faculty of Education

Torsten Arpi, Communications Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 2161, 46 (0)766-18 21 61
Email: ragnhild.larsson@gu.se

Faculty of Science

Carina Eliasson, Communicatons Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 9873, (0)766-22 98 73
Email: anita.fors@science.gu.se

Tanja Thompson, Communications Director
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 4857, (0)707-72 00 72
Email: tanja.thompson@science.gu.se

Centre for Environment and Sustainability (GMV)

Mikael Östblom, Communications Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-772 4954
Email: mikael.ostblom@gu.se

The Board of Teacher Education

Maria Löfstedt, Communications Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 5522
Email: maria.lofstedt@.gu.se

IT Faculty

Catharina Jerkbrant, Communications Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 2748
Email: catharina.jerkbrant@ituniv.se

University Library

Pauline Sjöberg, Communications Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 6547
Email: pauline.sjoberg@ub.gu.se

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