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  • Female Elite Gymnasts Vulnerable to Violence

    [31 Jan 2018] Female elite gymnasts are particularly vulnerable to violence, says Associate Professor Natalie Barker-Ruchti. 'This is partly because most gymnasts are young girls and partly because elite gymnastics is characterised by an authoritarian coaching style and a tradition of teaching the young athletes to be submissive and not complain about things', she says.

  • New Master's Programme in Education for Sustainable Development

    [28 Nov 2017] Next autumn, the University of Gothenburg will launch a new international Master's programme in education for sustainable development. The programme will focus on how education can become an effective tool in the work to promote sustainable development.

  • Children's Daily Life Highly Regulated

    [1 Mar 2017] Children in Sweden and the US experience their daily life as highly structured and regulated. But while US children state that homework and long schooldays are what makes everyday life difficult, Swedish children point to the continuous nagging and stress that occur in relation to daily routines. These are some key findings of a new study from the University of Gothenburg.

  • More Sprints in Top-Class Football Necessitates New and Individualised Training Routines

    [11 Jan 2017] Today's top-class football is characterised by more short sprints than in the past. In English Premier League, high-intensity running has increased by 50% in the last 10 years, presenting new challenges to the players in terms of fatigue resistance and ability to recover quickly. The change has also resulted in greater variation in the tempo of matches, and this new pattern calls for revised training routines. This is the conclusion of new research from the University of Gothenburg.

  • Four questions to Annika Bergviken Rensfeldt

    [19 Dec 2016] ... associate head of department, senior lecturer in education with a focus on learning and IT at the Department of Education, Communication and Learning and the first person at the Faculty of Education to be appointed Excellent Teacher.

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