University of Gothenburg

Leisure boats threaten the Swedish West Coast archipelago

The number of leisure boats along the Swedish West Coast has risen dramatically over the last 20 years, resulting in a risk that the inner archipelago might be destroyed. These are the findings of new research from the University ...

Oct 22, 2012
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Sweden's only coral reef at risk of dying

Sweden's only remaining cold-water coral reef, the Säcken reef in the Koster Fjord, is under threat of extinction. Because of that, researchers from the University of Gothenburg have started a restoration project where healthy ...

Oct 22, 2012
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Children evaluate educational games

Is it possible to create suitable and amusing educational computer games? Can you use qualities from other types of games? And what do the children really think of these kinds of games? Wolmet Barendregt ...

Sep 17, 2012
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Girls' response to honor-related violence

Girls in families characterised by strong social control often live a double life. Yet the roles and relations in these families are much less static than commonly thought, according to a new doctoral thesis from the University ...

Jun 18, 2012
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Ethical trade: 'Good intentions go to waste'

Swedish consumers are increasingly buying fair trade, vegetarian and ecological products, but is it really making the world a better place? In their new book about ethical trade, Gothenburg researchers Bengt Brülde and ...

Jun 18, 2012
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Arctic getting greener

Recent years' warming in the Arctic has caused local changes in vegetation, reveals new research by biologists from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and elsewhere published in the prestigious journals ...

Jun 11, 2012
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