News

  • 2017-01-18

    Researchers develop cutting edge study programmes

    International online-courses with strong links to the most successful research environments and tailor-made for professionals at work will be offered at Karlstad University thanks to a development project in conjunction with a number of leading companies and the support of the KK Foundation.

    The KK Foundation has granted Karlstad University 6 million SEK for the period 2017-2019 to develop and carry out net-based cutting edge Master–level courses, developed in close cooperation with leading companies in different branches, for example, Valmet, BillerudKorsnäs, MacForum and Idea2Innovation Sweden. The courses are to be designed by researchers in the university’s strongest research environments Center of Service Research (CTF), Computer Science (CS), and Characterization and Modeling of Materials (CMM).

  • 2016-12-20

    PhD student at CTF receives scholarship for studies abroad

    Kotaiba Aal, PhD student at CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, has been awarded the Hedelius scholarhip of SEK 100,000 to visit Texas State University, San Marcos, USA, where he will be working on his doctoral thesis.

    Kotaiba Aal will spend six months as a visiting graduate student at Texas State University in San Marcos. During his stay he will be working with Professor Ray Fisk and Linda Nasr on a scientific article in the field of service ecosystem transformation. He will also participate in writing classes at the Writing center at Texas State University.

    Kotaiba is a PhD student in Business administration at CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University and is also tied to MIT, the Swedish Research School of Management and Information.

  • 2016-12-20

    Less stress during Christmas shopping using a bracelet

    Around Christmas time we become more and more stressed and affected by crowds and high volume in the stores. How can we make Christmas shopping less stressful? This is what a current research study at Karlstad University is investigating.

    In the study, researchers Anders Gustafsson and Poja Shams at CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University are investigating how to reduce stress while shopping, this by the means of an activity bracelet.

  • 2016-12-20

    5.3 Million SEK for research on energy efficient commuting to work

    Researchers at CTF have been granted 5.3 million SEK for research on energy-efficient commuting. The main financer of the project is the Swedish Energy Agency.

    In the project, researchers Lars E. Olsson and Margareta Friman both active at CTF, Service Research Center and Samot, The Service and Market Oriented Transport Research Group at Karlstad University, will develop new knowledge and methods for energy-efficient travel. The project is financed by the Swedish Energy Agency over the next three years.

  • 2016-12-16

    One moment Lars Witell, Professor at CTF...

    You just returned to Sweden after spending a couple of months in Australia, what did you do there?

    - I was a guest professor at University of Queensland Business School in Brisbane, Australia. During my stay there I focused on our research related to customer experiences and service innovation that is conducted within one of CTF’s major research profiles “Service Innovation for Sustainable Business”. I participated in the Business School’s MBA education, which is ranked 10th in the world, and discussed and planned new research collaboration.

  • 2016-12-14

    Margareta Friman in new expert group

    Margareta Friman, Professor in Psychology at CTF, Service Research Center, is a member of the expert group for the a project that investigates how suitable planning could support multimodal connectivity in Norwegian urban regions.

    Margareta Friman is a member of the expert group for the new project "Transfer: access, egress and transfer practices for designing multimodal connectivity" financed by the Norwegian Research Council.

    The expert group also consist of participants from Utrecht University, Studio Bereikbaar, Systra and PlanIT. They have been selected in order to secure overall quality of the project, including interdisciplinarity and combined knowledge about the relevant research frontiers. The expert group will supervise the project and contribute to the annual workshops and seminars.