News archive

  • How healthcare can improve oral health for the elderly

    Oral health is an important component of the well-being and general health of elderly people, yet it is often neglected in healthcare. Maria Snögren, doctoral candidate in Health and Care Sciences at Jönköping University, funded by the University of Skövde, has researched the experiences of elderly people and healthcare staff regarding oral care. The results may help healthcare organisations provide better oral care, which in turn improves the overall health of the elderly.
  • Research project on Argentinian women's daily struggle for justice

    Over a period of three years, Florencia Enghel, Associate Professor of Media and Communication Studies at the School of Education and Communication (HLK) at Jönköping University (JU), investigated Argentinean women use everyday communication practices to fight for gender equality. Florencia is the first researcher at JU to have been granted and completed a Global Individual Fellowship within Marie Sklodovska Curie Actions.
  • Collaboration increases learning - a way to improve citizens' living conditions

    Research will now be made more accessible to the department of Social Services in Jönköping municipality. Researchers from the School of Health and Welfare at Jönköping University and Lund University have together with Jönköping municipality started the project "Towards a Social Services University - collaboration between practice and academia". The overall goal is to improve citizens' living conditions.
  • Conference on communication in a changing world

    On 17-18 April, the School of Education and Communication (HLK) at Jönköping University (JU) hosted and organized the FSMK (Association for Swedish Media and Communication Research) annual conference. This year's conference focused on a constantly changing media world.
  • Community vital for prosthesis users

    Losing a limb is a life-altering event that can impact everything from daily life to one's identity. But how do individuals who use prosthetics truly experience their everyday lives? Research from the School of Health and Welfare at Jönköping University provides insights into their experiences and challenges. The findings reveal that among the most important aspects of moving forward after an amputation is the ability to feel involved in a community of like-minded individuals.
  • New entrepreneurship research granted SEK 12 million

    Two projects at Jönköping International Business School (JIBS), Jönköping University, have been granted almost SEK 12 million by the Kamprad Family Foundation for research aimed at improving the conditions for entrepreneurship, especially for a viable countryside.
  • Everyday experiences important for family history research

    In an era marked by rapid technological advancement and global challenges, the interest in family history research and exploration of the past is more pronounced than ever. A recent dissertation from the School of Education and Communication at Jönköping University delves into three Swedish family history research experiences to understand their pedagogical dimensions and their role as public pedagogical spaces. The findings present a more detailed and multifaceted view of family history research than commonly portrayed.
  • Targeted health dialogues from a socio-economic perspective

    A new doctoral thesis from the School of Health and Welfare at Jönköping University explores targeted health dialogues and how physical activity and socio-economic status affect health. The results show, among other things, that more knowledge is needed about the relationship between physical activity and health for different socio-economic groups.
  • Young girls' self esteem worse than boys

    Young girls tend to suffer from lower self-esteem and poorer mental well-being than young boys. Research from the School of Education and Communication (HLK) at Jönköping University (JU) shows that society and the outside world's expectations of the two sexes look different and can affect mental health already in the early years of life.
  • More efficient information transfer in the construction industry

    Lighting plays a significant role as the construction industry plans for future sustainable, healthy and energy-efficient buildings. Researchers at the School of Engineering (JTH) at Jönköping University (JU), have found a way to streamline information transfer between manufacturers and their customers.