• 2018-02-26

    Networking opportunities through BioWiseTrans

    BioWiseTrans is a Nordic initiative that aims to maintain and develop a network for studying and promoting transition to a new bioenonomy primarily based on land and forest-based biomass production. In January, a workshop was held in Joensuu in Finland in which researchers and project partners from Sweden, Norway, and Finland participated.

    The network project, which started in September last year, will continue until 2020 and is funded by the Nordic Joint Committee for Agricultural and Food Research, Nordic Forest Research and other partners. Margareta Dahlström and Ida Grundel from CRS participate in the network. Early this year, a workshop and a study visit took place in Joensuu in Finnish Karelia.

  • 2018-02-05

    Service sector important in development of a green economy

    The transition to a green economy often deals with technology: solar panels, greener cars and new types of fuel. But green economies can also develop through changes in the service sector, and researchers recently gathered in Norrköping for an international workshop on the topic.

    The researchers are members of “The Green Economies Network”, one of whose founders was Brita Hermelin, professor and research leader at the Centre for Municipal Studies (CKS) at Linköping University. She was also one of the organisers of the workshop “Uneven Pathways towards the Green Economy”, held for two days at CKS. The group that started the network consists of people active in economic geography, and all have studied the service sector and the role it plays in development and growth, mainly from regional and local perspectives.

  • 2017-11-08

    Archaeologist and historian affiliated to CRS

    Catarina Karlsson is an archaeologist and historian who is an affiliated researcher at the Centre for regional Studies (CRS) until the autumn of 2021. The purpose of research affiliations is to promote national and international academic exchange.

    Catarina Karlsson’s research area is the history of mining and metallurgy, and she obtained her doctorate in 2015 from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences with a thesis entitled “Förlorat järn- det medeltida jordbrukets behov och förbrukning av järn och stål” [“Lost Iron: Demand and consumption of iron and steel in mediaeval agriculture]. She has headed and participated in a number of research projects focused on medieval mining and metallurgy and is currently working at Jernkontoret, where she heads research on the history of mining and metallurgy.