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  • Unexpected results when residents gave their opinion about traffic noise

    [21 May 2018] Smart noise insulating design, quiet rooms in the dwelling, but also increased acceptance of high sound levels in residential environments. That is believed to explain why a relatively newly developed area in central Gothenburg, located near a busy traffic corridor, was not perceived to be nearly as noisy as expected.

  • To understand where robotization will go - take a look at popular culture

    [9 May 2018] In recent years there has been a lot of talk about robots. According to a report by consulting firm Merrill Lynch we are witnessing a "robot revolution". In the new GRI-report "Robotization - Then and Now", Barbara Czarniawska and Bernward Joerges, contextualize contemporary hype surrounding robots and artificial intelligence tracing the theme of robotization in popular culture from the 1920's to the present.

  • Art gives new meaning to life

    [8 May 2018] We often speak about people and to people, more seldom we speak with them, says Elisabeth Punzi, a new associate professor of psychology and cluster coordinator for the Centre for Critical Heritage Studies/Heritage and Wellbeing cluster.

  • Migrants or Masters? New book on postcolonial migration to Angola

    [7 May 2018] In recent years, more 100 000 people have migrated from Europe to primarily Angola and Mozambique. Who are they, and why do they move? Lisa Åkesson, associate professor in Social Anthropology at the School of Global Studies, has studied this migration in a postcolonial context. In her new book, Postcolonial Portuguese Migration to Angola: Migrants or Masters? she describes the Angolan-Portuguese relationship as being characterised not only by hierarchies of power, but also by ambivalence and hybridity.

  • The Summer School for newcomers starts again

    [30 Apr 2018] Between May 2 and 9. 30 participants gets a thorough introduction to the University.

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