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  • 2021-02-26

    What are the challenges that organisations in the public sector face in their efforts to create public value?

    That is the question Sara Davoudi has looked into in her doctoral thesis, “What happened with the leviathan of the Public Sector? The challenges of vertical coordination in regional public organizations and its effect on public value”.

    Sara Davoudi, PhD in Business Administration, tell us about your research.
    - My research is about vertical coordination, which is best described as the communication between public sector actors and the challenges associated with that. Many different private and public actors have participated on different levels. I have examined whether their communication is adequate to create the tax-funded public value that is their raison d’être.

  • 2021-02-26

    DAMI4.0 – New research centre pools expertise in red-hot area

    Steam engines, electrification, and CNC – three seminal events in industrial history. These days, digitisation is putting pressure on the industry. With the new research centre called DAMI4.0, Karlstad University will be ready to meet the industry’s demands for new technology.

    Noisy steam engines and welding robots have made a huge difference to industrial development. 2021 finds us at the threshold of the fourth industrial revolution with various technological solutions that will generate more sustainable production and act as a fail-safe for human error.

  • 2021-02-24

    The substitute chemical bisphenol F can be linked to children's cognitive development

    Researchers at Karlstad University, Uppsala University and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York have found that exposure to bisphenol F (BPF) during early pregnancy can be linked to poorer cognitive function in children at 7 years of age. BPF has replaced bisphenol A (BPA) in a wide range of products as the EU has banned BPA in products for children. This study is the first to show that prenatal exposure for the substitute chemical BPF is associated with impaired cognitive development in children.

    It has long been known that BPA is a hormone-disrupting chemical, affecting e.g., children's neurological development, contribute to infertility, and increase the risk of hormone-related cancer. Therefore, since 2011 there has been a ban within the EU against using BPA in e.g., baby bottles and children's toys. In addition, the switch to BPA-free materials has begun in various parts of the food industry (baby food jars, drink bottles and other household utensils) and a switch to BPA-free cash receipts. Taken together, these changes mean that exposure to BPA has decreased.

  • 2021-02-23

    Research on cross-laminated timber

    Karlstad University is working actively to develop its wood research and the research group, together with its partners, has in the last year received considerable funding from various funders to develop timber construction.

    Karlstad University and researcher Johan Vessby has received a grant from the Swedish bioeconomy cluster Paper Province. The funding will be used to investigate areas of use for residual products of cross-laminated timber to develop industrial timber construction.
    Paper Province is a business cluster and innovation platform, supporting new sustainable solutions sprung from the forest. Recently the cluster granted SEK 360 000 to Johan Vessby, senior lecturer and researcher in the field of Construction Technology at Karlstad University.

  • 2021-02-08

    Group dynamics in large crowds

    Preventive work in environments with large crowds can contribute to increased safety. In her dissertation, Thoa Thieu examines active-passive dynamics in pedestrians.

    You have defended your dissertation with "Models for linked active-passive population dynamics: Mathematical analysis and simulation". Tell us about your research.

  • 2021-02-01

    B2B Forum on SmartIndustry 2021

    January 20 - 21, the digital conference B2B Forum on SmartIndustri was held at Karlstad University. The purpose was to highlight the strengths of Industry 4.0 and the ways in which its technical aspects are relevant.

    The program for the technical conference focused on the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT), Edge / Cloud computing, 5G Networks and the role that machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have for the steel, pulp, paper and process industries.

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