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  • Many older people's glasses of wrong power

    [14 Jan 2020] Overall, Swedish 70-year-olds' eyesight is good, but many could see even better. Six in ten can improve their vision by getting eyeglasses or changing the power of the glasses they already have, according to a new study from the University of Gothenburg.

  • Follow our researchers from Antarctica

    [8 Jan 2020] Two scholars from the University of Gothenburg are on their way to Antarctica to document at research station raised during Otto Nordenskjöld¿s polar expedition over a hundred years ago. Their work can now be monitored through a blog.

  • The Vikings erected a runestone out of fear of a climate catastrophe

    [8 Jan 2020] Several passages on the Rök stone - the world's most famous Viking Age runic monument - suggest that the inscription is about battles and for over a hundred years, researchers have been trying to connect the inscription with heroic deeds in war. Now, thanks to an interdisciplinary research project, a new interpretation of the inscription is being presented. The study shows that the inscription deals with an entirely different kind of battle: the conflict between light and darkness, warmth and cold, life and death.

  • The majority consider themselves more environmentally friendly than others

    [19 Dec 2019] Research from the University of Gothenburg shows that we tend to overestimate our personal environmental commitment. In a study with participants from Sweden, the United States, England, and India, most participants were convinced that they acted more environmentally friendly than the average person.

  • Forgiveness as a gift - good for both the forgiven and the forgiver

    [19 Dec 2019] For many people, the winter holidays are a time for giving gifts, for generosity and charity. Have you ever heard of that forgiveness can be a gift? And that it is good for both the forgiven and the forgiver.

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