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The University of Gothenburg coordinates network for threatened scholars

Illustration Kicki Edgren

The University of Gothenburg is the first Swedish higher education institution to host scholars within the framework of the Scholars at Risk network. The scholars arrived in September and will spend one year in Gothenburg. The University of Gothenburg is also since March 2016 the coordinator of the Swedish Scholars at Risk network.

Read more about the University's work with Scholars at Risk

Research News

  • What happens to the body during intellectual work?

    [24 Nov 2017] Research into the body in the workplace has mainly focused on heavy industrial labour. Instead, Emilie Reinhold is interested in how the confined and sedentary bodies of office workers affect their health and well-being.

  • Living (with) things - new research project in collaboration with the Museum of World Culture

    [20 Nov 2017] Anna Bohlin and Staffan Appelgren, social anthropologists at the School of Global Studies, have received funding from the Seed Box for their upcoming research project "Living (with) things: Consuming, collecting and caring". The project will be carried out in collaboration with the Museum of World Culture, and will focus on everyday consumption and its role in environmental degradation and climate change.

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