The race for an equal labour market

By Emma AHL

The difference between Scandinavians may be hard to identify, at least for people outside those cold viking lands. The first time discovering that they are not the same country might be during the winter Olympics where their secret hate for each other comes to the surface. But even if the difference seems small there are some, for example when it comes to unemployment and equality, two connected subjects.

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Digital Surveillance and Racial Profiling Bias

It took 12000 years to humanity to reach 1 billion people on earth. Then, it took 130 years to reach 2 Billion. Unexpectedly, it only takes about 12 years to produce 1 billion additional humans. How do we manage so many people on the planet, and how do we incorporate technology in the mix?

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ÖREBRO UNIVERSITY: THE ART OF CARING

The University of Örebro wants you… but why?

Established in 1999, Örebro University (ÖRU) is a young institution in the Swedish higher education scenery. The university is recently gaining recognition, despite its youth, and its secret might be in paying more attention to its students’ well-being. The university cannot rely on a history, which built other traditional universities’ reputations. Therefore, the university focuses on making a difference in the quality of the students’ university life as a key part of their academic experience.

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The Internet of YOU

Technology Created

 “I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night? Let me think: was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I’m not the same, the next question is, Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle!” — Lewis Carroll

man with futuristic glasses

The Internet. It’s an amazing “place ». An amazing tool. An amazing platform. When you think of the changes its brought into our lives, it really does give one pause. Think about it.

It’s an amazing “place.” Twenty years ago there were about 600 web pages, now there’s over 600 million. Curious about something? Jump on the web. Where to eat? The definition of “oeuvre”? Symptoms of meningitis? Henry Ford’s birthplace? Jump on the web.

It’s also an amazing tool. Publish your own thoughts to a worldwide audience? Raise money for a startup product? Write code and…

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The French Approach to « Anti-racism »: Pretty Words and Magical Thinking

In France, people often confuse freedom of speech and racism.

Aware of Awareness

I first came to France twelve years ago during my junior year abroad. I was the first person in my family to get a passport and I could barely contain my excitement. In the winter of 2003, two years before the riots that followed the untimely deaths of 15 year old Zyed Benna and 17 year old Bouna Traore, I landed in Paris bright-eyed and bushy tailed, armed with a very shaky grasp of French and a naive fascination with this beautiful country.

As an African-American, I was vaguely aware that France did not deal with issues of race the way we do in the United States. And when I happened to forget, French white people were keen to remind me. In one of the sociology classes I took at a university in the south of France, I hesitantly raised my hand to ask a question. The white French professor had…

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