WASP programme grows with an additional SEK 1.3 billion
The Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP), Sweden’s largest individual research programme, has been extended by three years and will receive a further research grant of nearly SEK 1.3 billion.
Unique technology will make gesture control more accurate
Controlling smartphones by a simple swipe of your hand is the latest innovation to be introduced to phone owners. However, radar sensors with higher accuracy would take the concept from gimmick to practical usefulness, according to researchers at Lund University in Sweden. They have developed a method that could detect much finer gestures – while also using a lot less power – opening up to new applications in the future, and to simpler ways of using the feature for consumers.
Dean of LTH Viktor Öwall: "The initiative was discussed at length and we welcome an assessment"
Lund University has been reported to the Equality Ombudsman regarding a gender equality initiative at the Faculty of Engineering, LTH.
Measures to increase train punctuality
Through improved timetable planning, clearer instructions to passengers at the stations, and a railway that can handle our Swedish climate, the number of departures that arrive on time can increase significantly, according to Carl-William Palmqvist’s research on delays in Swedish rail traffic.
Intriguing discovery provides new insights into photoelectric effect
The discovery that free electrons can move asymmetrically provides a deeper understanding of one of the basic processes in physics: the photoelectric effect. It was first described by Albert Einstein and explains how high frequency light releases electrons from a material. The results have been published in Physical Review Letters.
Lund University in world top 100 in THE ranking
Lund University has climbed from #98 to #96 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020, once again securing a place among the top 100 universities in the world.
Four Lund University researchers awarded ERC starting grants
Ultrasound that detects rare cells in a drop of blood. Business models for a circular economy. Laser technology that can film at almost the speed of light, and another that can map insects from several kilometres away. Four promising researchers from Lund University have been awarded starting grants from the European Research Council (ERC) amounting to a total of approximately seven million euros, or SEK 75 million.
LTH students win 1st prize in International Architecture competition in Rome
Finding affordable housing in today's urbanised cities is a challenge, which is why the "Rome collective living challenge" sought out to find solutions from architects all over the world. Karin Frykholm, Lisa Fransson and Rron Bexheti from LTH, Sweden won the 1st prize for their model.
LTH students wins Silver in International Student competition
This summer, what is sometimes referred to as the world's largest competition for engineering students is taking place: Formula Student. This competition involves building an energy-efficient and safe formula car as possible; putting the different engineering areas at test. The 33 students from LTH came in second in their category, and third out of the total 49 participating teams. Their car also received the prestigious design award for best construction.
International award to food technology students
We congratulate team Moringau from LTH and Lund University to win first prize in IFTSA Developing Solutions for Developing Countries competition.