The King visits Örebro University

On Wednesday 27 September, The King visited Örebro University to find out about research into microplastics.

The King arrived at Örebro University during the morning, and was welcomed by Vice-Chancellor Johan Schnürer.

The King arrives in the lecture theatre, accompanied by County Governor Maria Larsson and Vice-Chancellor Johan Schnürer. Photo: Kicki Nilsson/Icon Photography

The King arrives in the lecture theatre, accompanied by County Governor Maria Larsson and Vice-Chancellor Johan Schnürer. Photo: Kicki Nilsson/Icon Photography

There then followed a seminar on plastic pollution in the Baltic Sea, involving how researchers at Örebro University track microplastics in lakes and seas with the aim of creating a toxin-free environment. The seminar was a gift to The King to mark his 70th birthday last year.

Professor Magnus Engwall, senior lecturer Anna Kärrman, researcher Anna Rotander and research assistant Steffen Keiter spoke about the problem of microplastics in Sweden. The seminar also included practical demonstrations associated with research into plastic pollution in the Baltic Sea and other bodies of water.

Steffen Keiter, Anna Kärrman and Anna Rotander demonstrate how the water filter pump works. Photo: Kicki Nilsson/Icon Photography

Afterwards, The King was given a presentation of the Man-Technology-Environment Research Centre (MTM). MTM focuses on applied research into the environment and sustainable development in partnership with regional, national and international players within industry, agencies, academia and research. This research is carried out within the following areas: biogeosphere dynamics, EnForce (the Environmental Forensic Laboratory), the environment and health, research in science education and ecosystem ecology.

The King's visit to Örebro University concluded with lunch at the Faculty Building.