[10 May 2013] Sten Ebbesen, Professor of the Aristotelian Tradition at the University of Copenhagen, has been appointed Honorary Doctor at the Faculty of Arts. Ebbesen¿s persistent efforts to strengthen the University of Gothenburg¿s research within Classical Languages and History of Philosophy date back to the mid-1990s.
[24 Apr 2013] Today most public services involve electronic communication, which requires that people are able to read relatively well. However, a significant number of adults cannot fully understand the texts they read for example on the internet. A new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg shows that a new model called SVIT can be used as a tool to measure the readability of texts and therefore how appropriate they are for different target groups.
[16 Apr 2013] Researchers from the University of Gothenburg have spent many years studying the remains of a Stone Age community in Karleby outside the town of Falköping, Sweden. The researchers have for example tried to identify parts of the inhabitants¿ diet. Right now they are looking for evidence that fertilisers were used already during the Scandinavian Stone Age, and the results of their first analyses may be exactly what they are looking for.
[21 Mar 2013] Children growing up in the Rufiji region along the coast of Tanzania are learning Swahili as their first language. Consequently, their parents are expected to be the last generation to be fluent in the minority language Ndengeleko. A new doctoral thesis in African languages from the University of Gothenburg is the first, and maybe last, attempt ever to explore Ndengeleko grammatically.
[12 Mar 2013] In the middle of the Bronze Age, around 1000 BC, the amount of metal objects increased dramatically in the Baltic Sea region. Around the same time, a new type of stone monument, arranged in the form of ships, started to appear along the coasts. New research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden shows that the stone ships were built by maritime groups.