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  • Culture on Prescription improves mental health

    People with mental illness or long-term pain who have participated in cultural activities together with others feel better. This according to a study by Paula Bergman, PhD student at the School of Health and Welfare at Jönköping University (JU). She has studied the effect of culture-supported rehabilitation, also known as Culture on Prescription.
  • Low-educated are more influenced by their environment in vaccine decisions

    Making the decision to be vaccinated is not only an individual process but it is strongly influenced by the information we receive from our surroundings. A new research study from Jönköping International Business School (JIBS), Jönköping University, has investigated how an individual's information environment, including residential area and co-workers, affects the decision to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Three years of research leads to funding for book project

    From 2020 to 2023, Florencia Enghel, Associate Professor of Media and Communication Science at The School of Education and Communication (HLK) at Jönköping University, studied the everyday communication practices of Argentine women for gender equality. She has now been awarded just over SEK 1.5 million by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ) to write a book about her findings.
  • What do children and teachers do in preschool?

    Frida Åström, doctoral student in disability research at the School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University, examines variations in how preschool activities are conducted and practiced, both from an international and a Swedish perspective. The results of the doctoral thesis suggest that practices in preschool vary both between and within countries, and that this variation is related to policies, culture, and values at multiple levels.
  • Annette Hill, new professor at HLK

    Since August, Annette Hill is Professor of Media and Communication Studies (MKV) at the School of Education and Communication (HLK) at Jönköping University (JU). Annette will work with high quality scientific research and education with a special focus on internationalization. On 21 November, a ‘professor’s introduction’ for Annette will be held.
  • Jönköping’s response to refugee influx - integration projects' successes and setbacks

    The civil sector of Jönköping made a fantastic contribution during the 2015 influx of refugees, starting up many integration projects. However, relatively few of the projects dealt with the integration of immigrants into the labor market and many of the projects were difficult to push forward. This is shown in a study conducted by Helene Ahl and Karla Escobar at the School of Education and Communication (HLK) at Jönköping University (JU).
  • “E-commerce and Sustainable Competitiveness: JTH and Science Park in Jönköping Forge Future Business Opportunities”

    E-commerce has become the fastest-growing sales channel in retailing, and in Jönköping, a new project is set to strengthen e-commerce expertise, with a specific focus on the manufacturing industry in Jönköping County. The School of Engineering (JTH) at Jönköping University and Jönköping Science Park have jointly been granted twelve million Swedish kronor from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Region Jönköping County for the M2C E-commerce project. The project aims to increase knowledge and expertise in sustainable competitiveness within e-commerce.