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TEMA - Department of Thematic Studies



TEMA - a unique academic environment for thematically structured, interdisciplinary and practical societal research that takes place between and beyond the boundaries of disciplines. We combine strong research with education assignments, in which we also engage organisations and bodies from outside the academy. We educate our students and new researchers in critical, creative and innovative thinking for the benefit of science as well as the development of society.



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Women with “atypical” sex development challenge the boundaries of normality

lisa guntramThousands of girls discover in their teens that they have an “atypical” sex development, maybe missing an x chromosome or a part of their genitalia. By adapting – and by resisting – they confront the norms of female embodiment.

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Knowledge as a power factor in global environmental research policy

bild på ola uhrqvistFor decades, researchers have been developing ever more complex models that predict and illustrate the consequences of global environmental changes, models that form the foundation of decisions about environmental policy. In the first thesis from the new Unit of Environmental Change Ola Uhrqvist shows how the models grew, took form and were shaped by contemporary thinking.

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Thematic Forum (2015-02-25)
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Protect your house against climate change impacts

An interactive web tool for climate change adaptation called VisadaptTM has been developed by Nordic researchers. Type your address and the details for your house and you will be provided with guidelines on how you can protect it against climate related events

New global association for gender studies

A new global association for leading gender research centres has been formed. The International Research Association of Institutions of Advanced Gender Studies – Rings – gathers research institutes and centres from Africa, Australia, Europe and North and Central America. The aim is to facilitate collaboration and contact in gender studies worldwide.

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Last updated: 2014-11-21