Here we present longer, more in-depth, articles on research from Jönköping University.


  • 20 years of Encell

    This autumn, Encell, the National Centre for Lifelong Learning, celebrates 20 years as a research centre. As a national centre it has been tasked by the Swedish government to develop and disseminate knowledge about adult and lifelong learning. Here, members of the centre look back on its journey, the ups and downs, and ultimately its position today as an important player, both nationally and internationally, in the field of adult education and lifelong learning.
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  • Dödskallar i ett fönster

    ”It was a dark and stormy night”

    Why are we fascinated by horror stories? How has it changed throughout history? Has the pandemic affected how we view horror? Together with Mattias Fyhr, associate professor and horror researcher at the School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University, we dive into the multifaceted world of horror.
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  • A veiled muslim woman sits at an outdoor table, working on her laptop.

    Becoming a woman entrepreneur in the Arab Gulf States

    How do women entrepreneurs in the Gulf States establish themselves and grow their businesses in a male-dominated society? In her doctoral thesis, Dr Sumaya Hashim explores entrepreneurship from the context of the Arab Gulf States and women’s lived experiences of being entrepreneurs there.
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    Putting sustainability on the media management map

    Research conferences are an important part of academic life. They are a place where scholars can present research ideas, engage in discussions, and foster new collaborations. Sometimes conferences can stimulate interest in a new direction for a research field, and this is exactly what the Media, Management and Transformation Centre (MMTC), are hoping might happen at this year's emma2021 conference External link, opens in new window..
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  • Charlotta Mellander sits to the left and Orsa Kekezi sits to the right. Both are sitting on the steps in JIBS' entrance hall.

    The Journey to the Hat

    Sitting at your desk, night after night, weekend after weekend, writing a thesis that is slowly taking over your life… why would anyone ever embark on the five-year marathon of a PhD degree? Because, says Orsa Kekezi, it’s actually more fun than you think and totally worth it. Orsa is one of the twenty-six PhDs that will be conferred at this year’s academic ceremony and receive the coveted ‘doctoral hat’.
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  • Can JU’s new research project help us get a better night’s sleep?

    During the pandemic, many people have had problems with sleep and, as a result, society is now facing a wave of sleep-related ill health. Sleep researchers at Jönköping University have therefore started up a unique, interdisciplinary project that will provide sufferers tailor-made treatment via an app.“Everyone has different needs. A successful treatment needs to be custom-built for the individual," says Professor Anders Broström.
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  • Low level of innovation among Swedish food producers: new research will strengthen competitive edge

    A new research project from Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) ‘Innovation in the food supply chain’, shows that innovation systems are not built to meet the needs of smaller companies working with food production.
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  • Robothand

    New research profile focusing on AI in industrial organisations

    Artificial intelligence, AI, has the potential to radically transform companies in many industries. But how can each company use AI in the most beneficial way for their specific business? And how is the organisation and the people in it affected by the new technology? In the research profile AFAIR at Jönköping University (JU), technological, financial and organisational aspects of the implementation of AI are integrated.
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