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  • UNDP head Ulrika Modéer new honorary doctorate at the University of Gothenburg

    [17 May 2019] UNDP head and assistant general secretary at UN, Ulrika Modéer, will be the new honorary doctorate at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Gothenburg, the Faculty Board decided yesterday. The new honorary doctor is also a former student at the faculty.

  • Local peacebuilding in a global world

    [2 May 2019] In a new thesis from the School of Global Studies, Hanna Leonardsson explores the role of local municipalities in peacebuilding in Lebanon. The thesis 'Navigating the Local: Municipal Engagement in Lebanese Local Peacebuiling' was successfully defended on April 5, 2019.

  • TV fiction reflects and reproduces national identities in times of crisis

    [19 Dec 2018] In times of crisis, TV fiction becomes concerned with changes in the social world, but also with how responses to these changes are visible in a national identity. These conclusions are drawn in a thesis from the university of Gothenburg.

  • The right interview style is necessary for priming to work

    [6 Nov 2018] Using priming as a tool to increase a person's motivation to share information about a security threat is promising idea. To reap this potential benefit, however, the interviewer has to use an interview style that draws on the primed motivation and encourages the primed person to share information. These are some of the conclusions drawn from a new thesis from the University of Gothenburg.

  • On the advantages with pre-registration

    [11 Oct 2018] Former PhD student, Gró Einarsdóttir, writes on the Center of Open Science blog about the advantages with pre-registration.

  • New thesis brings deeper understanding of minority groups identity and conflict dynamics in Great Lake Region

    [28 Jun 2018] A new thesis sheds light on conflict dynamics in the Great Lakes region, and on how the Rwandophone Congolese minority group themselves construct their identity. The findings contribute to the efforts of bringing about a peaceful solution to the conflicts. They can also be a basis for developing a policy that takes into consideration perspectives from the minority group.

  • Understanding Hutu's resistance to the genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda in 1994 can help further reconciliation

    [28 Jun 2018] Understanding hutu resistance to genocide can help further reconciliation in Rwanda today. And the church can play an important role as middle ground. These are findings in a new thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and the University of Rwanda.

  • HIV/AIDS issue more complex than often admitted

    [21 Jun 2018] Increased knowledge and closer cooperation between hospitals and traditional healers could improve effectiveness in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Moçambique, a new thesis from the university of Gothenburg concludes.

  • Swedish arms exports not only driven by national interests

    [18 Jun 2018] Swedish arms trade is influenced and shaped by national self-interest as well as ideals such development cooperation. It also has much greater significance for the brand name Sweden than is reflected in the Swedish public debate. These conclusions are drawn in a new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg.

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

    [4 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.

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