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11 October 2011

The New York Times has featured an article about the city of Lund in its travel section, published 23 September 2011. The New York Times article: A College Town with a bit of Viking Mayhem, written by Russ Juskalian, paints a picture of the city, describing the atmosphere and history of Lund as well as highlighting interesting sights and cultural [...]

26 September 2011

Textile dying is one of the most environmentally hazardous aspects of the textile industry. During dying, harmful chemicals that are difficult to break down are released, all too often into rivers and agricultural land. However, Maria Jonstrup, a doctoral student in Biotechnology at Lund University, has developed a new, environmentally friendly [...]

26 August 2011

In February 2012, the Governance Council of LTH will lay down the new strategic plan for 2012-2016. The work to formulate the new plan is steadily progressing. Now it is your turn to provide input for the final version. All LTH employees are invited to participate in the consultation meetings that are scheduled for September 2011. Through the [...]

15 August 2011

Prostate cancer that has become resistant to hormone treatment and that does not respond to radiation or chemotherapy requires new methods of treatment. By attacking stem cell-like cells in prostate cancer, researchers at Lund University are working on a project to develop a new treatment option. A successful interdisciplinary project is underway [...]

28 June 2011

Many people are careful to follow a low glycaemic index (GI) diet. However, the glycaemic index concept has some shortcomings, in the view of one young researcher, who has developed a complementary method, ‘glycaemic profile’ or GP. The findings were recently published in Nutrition Journal. “White pasta is one example of a product which in some [...]

10 March 2011

The researcher in question is Nadia Skorupa Parachin and the secret of her technique is enzymes that she extracted from garden soil. If ethanol can be successfully made from xylose then ethanol production could increase by over 20 per cent – to the benefit of cheaper environmentally friendly fuel. Ethanol is manufactured by fermenting sugars from [...]

7 March 2011

On March 7, the Håkan Frisinger Foundation for Transportation Research will be presenting its scholarship for 2010 to Bengt Johansson, Professor at Lund university (LTH). The scholarship, worth SEK 250,000, will be awarded to Bengt Johansson for his internationally successful and practically important research concerning combustion engines. Bengt [...]

1 March 2011

"We’re going to set fire to two trains. Then we’ll blow them up", says Daniel Nilsson. He is an associate senior lecturer in the Division of Fire Engineering and Risk Management at LTH and is working on a project to improve safety in underground systems and railway tunnels. The project, called Metro, will improve safety in tunnels and other [...]

31 January 2011

In September a major anniversary will be celebrated in Lund. LTH will have been in existence for 50 years and this must be celebrated. At the centre of the celebrations is a person who has experienced all these years at close quarters, the many-talented Skotte Mårtensson. He is on the jubilee committee that is planning the celebrations and jubilee [...]

17 January 2011

AstraZeneca is selling its research facilities in Lund to a foundation. The foundation has been founded by Mats Paulsson and is to support Region Skåne and Lund University, with the aim of establishing a new centre for research, innovation and enterprise, primarily within the field of medicine. In March last year, AstraZeneca decided to move its [...]