[8 Oct 2013] Fiction reading can be viewed as a considerable factor in the rehabilitation process for persons on sick leave. This is the conclusion of a new interdisciplinary study from the University of Gothenburg on sick-listed women's experiences with fiction reading to improve their health, so-called bibliotherapy.
[4 Oct 2013] Allocation of resources in the scientific community is increasingly based on various quantitative indicators. One of the most important indicators of scientific quality is how often research is cited. However, a new doctoral thesis in theory of science from the University of Gothenburg shows that the number of citations is a poor measurement of the quality of research.
[23 Sep 2013] During the Early Bronze Age there was a very high level of territorial mobility of the Ún¿tice culture in Silesia, a large community inhabiting the south western territories of Poland approximately 4 000 years ago. This is found in a new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg which also conclusively confirms the first case of human long-distance overseas journey to Silesia from Scandinavia, probably from southern Sweden.
[20 Sep 2013] Ali Enayat is new professor of logic at the University of Gothenburg. ¿Broadly speaking, my research area falls within the discipline of Mathematical Logic,¿ he says.
[28 Aug 2013] Shia Muslims account for an important share of Muslims in Sweden, yet have largely been neglected by researchers, journalists and government institutions. A new study titled Shiamuslimer i Sverige - en översikt (Shia Muslims in Sweden - a review) by Göran Larsson, professor of religious studies at the University of Gothenburg, and David Thurfjell from Södertörn University explores the Shia landscape in Sweden. The study was ordered by the Swedish Commission for Government Support to Faith Communities (SST).