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  • JMG's media researchers are investigating corona virus reporting

    [3 Apr 2020] The researchers at the department of Journalism, media and communication (JMG) have been commissioned to follow the news reporting on the new corona virus (Covid-19). ¿ This gives us unique possibilities to compare with the knowledge that we have already acquired in previous studies, says docent Marina Ghersetti, member of the research team on crisis communication ¿ one of the key areas of research for the department at the University of Gothenburg.

  • To be fast and accurate - a dilemma for journalists during crises

    [3 Apr 2020] When the crisis strikes journalists struggle with being both quick and correct. Often news are being published with wordings like "according to unconfirmed (or uncertain) information". The researchers Jacob Sohlberg and Bengt Johansson at University of Gothenburg have investigated if the public understand these so called journalistic disclaimers.

  • Palestinian experiences of (in)security, surveillance and carceral geographies

    [11 Mar 2020] Wassim Ghantous' dissertation examines the operations of contemporary Israeli security machinery, as it unfolds in the course of expanding the Israeli colonial frontier over Palestinian rural areas of the occupied West Bank. The thesis 'Settler-Colonial Assemblages and the Making of the Israeli Frontier: Palestinian experiences of (in)security, surveillance and carceral geographies' was successfully defended at the School of Global Studies on 28 February 2020.

  • Beyond opposing water realities

    [17 Feb 2020] Malene K Brandshaug's PhD thesis 'Liquid landscapes: Human-water interactions and water scarcity in Yanque, Peru' was successfully defended at the School of Global Studies on 7 February 2020. The thesis shows how Yanqueños creatively combine divergent water management practices, use distinct entangled irrigation infrastructures, and make relevant multiple versions of water to deal with water scarcity.

  • The majority consider themselves more environmentally friendly than others

    [7 Jan 2020] 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.

  • From MaPS straight to a PhD position

    [17 Dec 2019] ¿or¿e Milosav is a former student at the Master´s Programme in Political Science (MaPS). A couple of days after defending his Master thesis he was accepted for a PhD position in Ireland. Now he is investigating the link between politics and emigration.

  • Continued succes for migration research at University of Gothenburg

    [29 Nov 2019] Migration researchers at the University of Gothenburg have once again had a successful year regarding grant applications for research funding. No less than ten projects have received funding during the autumn.

  • Almost 5 million in new grants to V-Dem

    [22 Nov 2019] V-Dem has been awarded three new grants to continue established work with three organizations.

  • Two students received the first Sustainability Thesis Award, GUSTA

    [18 Nov 2019] The University of Gothenburg's Sustainability Thesis Award, GUSTA, was delivered for the first time at the Act Sustainable week final event. The GUSTA award recognizes outstanding theses written on sustainable development related topics. The award 2019 was delivered to Ryan Davis at the department of Political Science and Sandra Sternad Fackel at the school of Global Studies.

  • Greening economies in Ethiopia, Kenya and Rwanda

    [1 Nov 2019] In Nyamata, Rwanda during September 9-20 Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development (GMV), University of Gothenburg and Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)-Rwanda carried out a two weeks training for fifteen high-level civil servants from Ethiopia, Kenya and Rwanda. The aim of the training is to strengthen national capacity for an Inclusive Green Economy (IGE), which is one of the prerequisites for achieving Agenda 2030.

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