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Monday 23 November, Hans Rosling will give an open lecture at Uppsala University. The title of the lecture is “Civil War, Aid, Competition and Latte – a fact based view on four types of countries”.
The lecture is given in Swedish and moderated by the science journalist Jan-Olov Johansson
Date: Monday 23 November, 2009
Time: 19:00 – 20:00
Location: Lecture room X in the University building
Note: Date already passed. On Tuesday, 8 September, Hans Rosling will give an open lecture at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. The lecture will be in Swedish and the title is “Blir världen bättre?” – (Is the world becoming a better place?).
In the next 30 days you can see the Swedish TV-documentary: Rosling’s World: The best statistics you’ve ever seen, with English subtitles, on the webpage of the Swedish Television. The documentary will be aired again on Swedish Television (SVT24) on Tuesday 18 August, 20.00 in Sweden (19.00 CET) and in conjunction with that the video will be posted on SVT’s site for 30 days, this time also with English subtitles.
“Roslings värld”, a new television documentary about Hans Rosling produced by the Swedish Television (SVT), will soon air in Sweden. In this portait by the Swedish journalist Pär Fjällström the viewers get to follow Hans Rosling during a few weeks in the end of 2008.
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Can the population growth be stopped? Is Brazil, Egypt and Bangladesh now improving faster than Sweden ever did? And can everyone live on the same level as the rich countries?
In a new lecture series, filmed in a studio at the Swedish Television, Hans Rosling answer yes to all questions above.
The lecture has been divided into three videos that you can find in the video-section.
A presentation for UNDP Human Development Report 2005 in English and some other languages. Human Development Trends was produced in 2005.
English, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish.
The data used in the presentation above is based on estimates from the following background paper for the Human Development Report 2005:
Dikhanov, Yuri (2005). Trends in global income distribution, 1970-2000, and scenarios for 2015. Human Development Report Office Occasional paper.
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Photographer: Jann Lipka
Ola Rosling is President & Co-Founder of Gapminder Foundation which he founded together with his wife and his father.
In 1999, Ola led the development of the Trendalyzer software, which was acquired by Google in 2007. At Google, Ola and his team delivered the Motion Chart as part of Google Spreadsheets. As Product Manager for Google Public Data Ola then helped democratize access to Public Statistics by developing the infrastructure needed to make official statistics part of Google Search results. Ola and Anna went back to Gapminder in 2011 to develop free teaching materials for a fact-based worldview.
In 2014 Ola coined the term Factfulness, which Gapminder promoted in order to make the education about Sustainable Development less ideological and more fact-based.
Together with Anna and Hans, Ola wrote the Factfulness book, launched in April 2018.
TED Talk: How not to be ignorant about the world
Photographer: Jann Lipka
Photographer: Johan Bodin
Together with Hans Rosling and Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund founded Gapminder in 2005. Gapminder’s mission statement is to fight devastating ignorance with a fact-based world view everyone can understand.
She designed the user-interface of the famous animating bubble-chart tool called Trendalyzer, used by millions of students across the world, to understand global development trends. The tool was acquired by Google, and Anna worked at Google in Mountain View, CA as a Senior Usability Designer from 2007 to 2010. At Google, Anna improved search results for public data, developed data exploration tools for Public Data and made a bubble tool gadget (Motion chart) in Google Spreadsheets. In 2010, Anna came back to Gapminder to develop new free teaching material. Anna is now Vice President and Head of Design & User Experience at Gapminder. She also sits in the Gapminder Board. Anna holds a Master’s Degree in Sociology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Photography.
Anna founded Dollar Street, the biggest systematic image bank with representative home documentations based on data. At the moment we have almost 30,000 photos and 10,000 video clips, which are free to use under Creative Common license.
Together with Ola and Hans, Anna wrote the Factfulness book, launched in April 2018.
TEDx Stockholm: Using photos as data to understand how people live
TEDx Riga: Aha! Now I Get How Everybody Lives
Gapminder was founded in Stockholm on 25 February 2005 by Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund, and Hans Rosling. In 2006, Hans gave his first TED talk, called, “The best statistics you’ve ever seen”. It became one of the most watched TED talks ever.
Since its founding, Gapminder has developed several innovative data visualizations. The bubble chart software Trendalyzer was acquired by Google in 2007 and Gapminder’s team moved to Google’s headquarters in California. Whilst there, the team integrated Trendalyzer into Google’s infrastructure, and also improved Google’s search to show better results for global statistics from big data providers.
In 2010, Anna and Ola returned to Gapminder to develop free teaching materials. To prioritize, they decided to test what people were wrong about. They discovered that people were wrong about almost everything they were tested on and so the Ignorance Project was born, with the mission of trying to figure out what people were wrong about and why. Materials were then developed to help people improve their knowledge to become more fact-based.
In 2016, Gapminder launched Dollar Street, a photo project where homes from all over the world were systematically documented and ordered by income, where the poorest live to the left and the richest to the right.
Also in 2016, Anna, Ola and Hans started writing the book Factfulness, which was published in 2018, one year after Hans passed away from pancreatic cancer. When the book was published it became an international bestseller immediately and has sold more than 2.5 million copies worldwide and is translated into 45 languages.
The next phase of the Gapminder journey is to scale up its Ignorance project and release an app where people can take tests and learn important global facts. Since the coronavirus became a pandemic, Gapminder has begun to spend more time trying to understand and explain the virus and our responses to it.
Gapminder’s main focus is to:
Gapminder does not award any grants. It is an operating foundation that provides services as defined by the board, sometimes in collaboration with universities, UN organizations, public agencies, and non-government organizations.