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    The level of democracy enjoyed by the average world citizen in 2022 is back to 1986 levels. This means that 72 percent of the world's population, 5.7 billion people, live under authoritarian rule.
    Staffan I. Lindberg, Director of the V-Dem Institute
    There has been a lack of knowledge about these complex processes, so the study is an important key to understanding the Southern Ocean's significance for the climate.
    Sebastiaan Swart
    These components work more like the brain’s energy-efficient neural networks, allowing them to become important building blocks in future, more brain-like computers.
    Johan Åkerman
    With this new AI-based method it is easier, cheaper and less time-consuming to extract important information about cells
    Jesús Pineda
    If the newspapers had assigned climate reporters or put aside special resources for the environmental area on a more regular basis, the possibilities to report from a local perspective about this very complex global issue would increase.
    Annika Egan Sjölander, associate professor
    With the emergence of SARS-CoV-2, we have seen the potentially devastating consequences of viruses jumping from animals to humans. Our model can now be used to predict which viruses are particularly close to “jumping over”.
    Daniel Bojar
    The professional news media have played an important role in the pandemic, both to disseminate information and to scrutinize political decisions. Several studies also show that trust in the Nordic news media's coverage has increased in 2020. The fact that more Nordic people have chosen to pay for news is a sign that professional journalism has strengthened its position among the audience during the pandemic.
    Ida Willig, professor at Roskilde University
    This can be a first step towards society gaining better control of future major outbreaks and reduce the need to shutdown society
    Laura Natali
    These were the first measurements ever performed beneath Thwaites glacier
    professor of oceanography at the University of Gothenburg and lead author of the new study now published in Science Advances.
    According to our interviewees, tech workers over 35 are considered old in the tech industry, young are considered to be up to about 30 years. Hence, the label older is pushed back by 20 years compared to other professions.
    Andrea Rosales, postdoctoral researcher in science technologies and society at Open University of Catalunya
    My studies show that the size of intertidal marine snails is important not only for survival but also for mating. I show in my thesis that mating is more common between snails of similar sizes and that small males have more matings. Both of these factors help to counteract gene exchange between the large Crab snails and the smaller Wave snails when they meet both inside and outside the contact zones
    Samuel Perini
    The status of women in society – in the economy more than in politics – media freedom, and the share of women journalists in a country are determining factors for positive development.
    Monika Djerf-Pierre, Professor in Journalism, Media and Communication at the University of Gothenburg
    This is a research project that defies the boundaries of archaeology, genetics and mathematical modelling.
    Kristian Kristiansen, professor in archaeology, University of Gothenburg
    The conclusion is that we cannot divide this behavior into being either online or offline anymore. Social media is ubiquitous and activities takes place at the same time, all the time, where people orient themselves towards these platforms as part of everyday life without necessarily logging in and updating them. This is why we need to reconsider how we talk about “social media use” and reflect upon what we really mean when we talk about "using" social media.
    Beata Jungselius, PhD-student
    “The story of #MeToo as a ‘witch hunt’ and an ‘illegal people's court’, which is almost missing in Swedish reporting, permeates Danish coverage. At the same time, we see in Swedish media a story about #MeToo as a popular movement and a struggle against power structures.
    Tina Askanius, Associate Professor, Malmö University
    Hito Steyerl and Thomas Ostermeier are both highly reputable artists in their respective fields and we are greatly honoured and delighted that they are both going to be honorary doctors at our Faculty.
    Sanne Kofod Olsen, Dean of the Faculty
    One of the obstacles that emerged was that companies don’t have a plan for replacing individuals on leave, instead relying on a culture of loyalty whereby their colleagues cover for the dads who are at home. This causes men to take shorter leave in order not to create problems for their colleagues.
    Philip Hwang, researcher in psychology
    Political power needs media attention in a complex society with an abundance of information. Media, on the other hand, need information and credible sources inside the political establishment in order to produce news and information.
    Gunnar Nygren, Professor of Journalism at Södertörn University
    There is no underlying theme, however there is a material tactility that follows the works, a discovery irradiating from the medium of photography, bouncing from a mirror and changing form. The works span from photographs on paper, use of graphic material and 3D renders to fabric, threads, wood, mirrors and so on. This awareness of the material is the core of the show.
    Tina Umer, one of the exhibiting artists
    Insofar as these traits can be classified as stereotypically feminine, our interpretation of the data is that as countries become more progressive men and women gravitate towards their traditional gender norms. But, we really don’t know why it is like this, and sadly our data does not let us tease out the causal explanations.
    Erik Mac Giolla, PhD in Psychology
    Children who grow up in rainbow families navigate and negotiate their family relations in a large number of contexts
    Per Nordén
    This type of labour migration represents a new historic chapter in the relations between Europe and Africa.
    Lisa Åkesson, associate professor in social anthropology
    Because openness is a tool for creating trust, the extent to which the word has been put into practice is an important question to be aware of.
    Maarit Jaakkola, editor
    Everyone is looking for new business models to save the media industry. Gender equality should be part of that equation.
    Maria Edström, PhD
    Freedom of expression is constantly being disputed and it’s still not obvious. With the digitalization that cuts across every part of our society and with Internet and all its platforms new dimensions and dilemmas are created, not leased from a freedom of expression and democracy perspective.
    Ulla Carlsson, UNESCO Chair on Freedom of Expression at the University of Gothenburg
    When the commercially financed news media can no longer rely on advertising as a source of income, there will be consequences for the entire business model and, in extension, for the entire production of journalism in the Nordic region.
    Jonas Ohlsson, researcher in charge of the study
    It is apparent in the exhibition that we have dared. We are passionate about our materials and we are curious.
    Lovisa Smedjebäck Youngström, Jewellery Art & Design BA level
    We are going to get together and discuss the state of democracy and the quality of social governance, as well as explain why some societies can offer people safe environments, a quality education, adequate medical care and other things that promote human development, while others cannot.
    Staffan I. Lindberg, professor of political science
    If we are to address the elusive relationship between media, assaults on journalism and freedom of expression, we need to bring together researchers from different parts of the world.
    Professor Ulla Carlsson
    ‘Low confidence in public institutions is one of the most distinguishing features of populist voters.’
    Mattias Agerberg, PhD student in political science
    The material enticed me to create something big, an architectural furniture, says Nihan Aycan. I explored different ways of creating and erasing space and (un)spaced plays with the sense of privacy through its abstract and graphic forms.
    Nihan Aycan, student at the Bachelor’s programme in Design (year 3) at HDK
    From a wider societal perspective, the study brings attention to the question of how children’s voices are included in the discussion on how to make everyday life less stressful and increase children’s wellbeing.
    Ylva Odenbring, education researcher
    With this project I hope I can make people aware that they can generate new ideas and find solutions to problems if they dare to discuss them with others.
    Mariska Lamiaud
    Through these open objects I hope to arouse the curiosity of the recipient and a dialogue with the objects of their purpose.
    Sanna Lindholm
    The British Museum’s representation of history is completely unfounded
    Staffan Lundén, PhD, University of Gothenburg
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