Guest speakers

One of the main pillars of UF Linköping is hosting guest speakers in so-called UF talks.

We try to arrange a guest speaker for every week and the topic has varied with everything from the situation on the Korean peninsula, discussing the Swedish "feminist government" to the humanitarian situation in refugee camps.

In order to maximize the number of people who can attend a UF talk we like to schedule them during the lunch hour, which is from 12:15 to 13:00. Sometimes one hour is not enough and then we suggest scheduling the lecture to after classes, starting from 17:15.

If you are interested in visiting UF Linköping as a guest speaker please send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Upcoming UF talks

Nature vs Nurture: Crime and addiction

March 21st, between 17:00-19:00

Dr. Amir Sariaslan is  a researcher in behavioral genetics who is currently affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford and the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet (in Stockholm). His primary research interest involves understanding the genetic and environmental determinants of violent criminality, psychiatric disorders and substance misuse.

For more information, checkout the event on Facebook

UF talk: Gender differences in brain structure and function

March 27th, 12:00-13:00

Our guest speaker for this week will be Markus Heilig, MD PhD, Professor of Psychiatry. Mr. Heilig is the Director of the Center for Social and Affective Neuroscience Dept. of Clinical and Experimental Medicine at Linköping University. The topic of the lecture will be gender differences in brain structure and function! More information about this event coming soon on our Facebook page!

Previous UF talks

Following are a few examples of UF talks and speakers we have hosted

Germany, Sweden & the EU, with Manfred Schüler, Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Stockholm.

Korea in the 21st century, with Kijoung Cho, Counselor of the South Korean Embassy in Sweden.

UNHCR and agenda 2030: Impact in Yemen, with Nellie Jemn from Sverige för UNHCR.

Journalism in Dangerous Areas: The Democracy Movement in Africa, with the freelance journalist Anna Roxvall

President Xi Jinping & China's Rise to Prominence, with Börje Ljunggren, diplomat, author and one of Sweden's leading experts on Asia.

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UF Talk: The Blockchain - WTF is happening?, with Jonathan Jogenfors a Research Manager at Sectra Communications.