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Codes of ethics cause problems for overseas operations

2017-01-23
Corporate codes of ethics can have reverse effects and mask anomalies or social evils in operations outsourced to low-wage countries. This according to Maira Babri at Umeå University in a study of Swedish corporate codes of ethics contra Chinese supp...

Research leader offers pointers on how to gain EU funding

2017-01-18
On Monday 23 January, Professor Annelies Wilder-Smith, visiting professor at Umeå University and leader of the research consortium ZikaPLAN, will talk about how to create a successful application for an EU-funded research project.

Great differences in the view of withdrawing futile intensive care

2017-01-17
The views among physicians and the general public when it comes to deciding whether to withhold or withdraw treatment of terminally ill patients differ greatly. However, in a hypothetical case study at Umeå University of a clearly hopeless medical ca...

US ambassador visits CIRC and the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat in Abisko

2017-01-13
Swedish and United States partnerships in science and the polar regions have a long history. This week the United States Ambassador Azita Raji and her team Michael J. Layne and Kristy Plan visited the Abisko Scientific Research Station to experience ...

Climate is no ubiquitous explanation of fluctuations in reindeer numbers

2016-12-29
Exploitation of natural resources, such as forestry or gas and oil extraction, and management practices may have faster and greater impacts on reindeer populations than does climate change, a study finds. However, climate change should not be forgott...

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