Swedish Universities: The exception that proves the rule?

TRANSLATED BY BEN LITTLEDYKE AND NIKI SO Every year the league table of the best universities in the world is published. Unsurprisingly, the USA and the UK dominate. However, they face close competition from Swedish public institutions. At a time of rampant privatisation across all sectors, Sweden has tried to maintain what has made it […]

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Le Parlement européen. Crédit ChequeredInk (Pixabay).

The Istanbul Convention: a big step for women’s emancipation

TRANSLATED BY JOYCE CHEN AND NIKI SO On Thursday 11 May, the European Union signed the Istanbul Convention. This convention was created to prevent and combat violence against women. The terms of the Istanbul Convention were outlined early in 2017 in the European Parliament’s offices. “We are working on the European Parliament’s implementation of the […]

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Kulturnatt: in Stockholm, culture stays up all night

TRANSLATED BY MELANIE JOUD AND THOMAS SHACKLOCK It is often hard to include a cultural outgoing when stuck in a routine between commuting to work, working, and sleeping, especially when you have a limited budget. To promote this, the city of Stockholm organises a kulturnatt (“night of culture”) each year. April 29th will be the […]

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Le centre-ville de Tallinn. Crédit Camille Simonet.

Is Estonia an avant-garde country on gender equality

TRANSLATED BY SERVANE JARDIN-BLICQ AND THOMAS SHACKLOCK Estonia is apparently a very modern country concerning gender equality. But some professional and social inequality is still topical. Last March 8th we celebrated International Women’s Rights Day. In Estonia, one can think that this struggle has no place. “It’s true that in Estonia I don’t have the […]

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Crédit Jason Lewishamdreamer (Flickr).

PrEP: A new tool in combating HIV

TRANSLATED BY ALISON ARLOW AND THOMAS SHACKLOCK For decades, science has attempted to develop a treatment to fight against HIV. What if instead of this, we were to do upstream research into how to prevent contamination? Such is the principle of pre-exposure prophylaxis, known as PrEP. Some reports from the London debate have seen it […]

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