• 2018-05-20

    They studied in Uganda for their thesis

    Uganda does not belong to one of the famous coffee countries, but the fact is that coffee is one of the biggest export products of the country. How does growing, roasting, export and sale work? How does it the economical ecosystem look in reality? These were questions that Alexandra Pfeiffer and Marlen Garces, students in Business Administration at Karlstad Business School, searched for the answers to when they left for Uganda on a Minor Field Studies scholarship.

    Minor Field Studies, MFS, is a scholarship programme which gives students the opportunity to dig deep in their knowledge in global developing issues. The scholarship provides an opportunity to do a field study and collect material for the final paper or thesis for bachelor or master. For a period of at least eight weeks issues will be studies which connects the global aims in Agenda 2030.

  • 2018-05-08

    AACSB mentor visited Karlstad Business School

    Karlstad Business School is working with quality assurance to reach the accreditation according to AACSB. During two days, mentor Ian Clark visited to coach the Business school ahead in the process. It was an opportunity to ask questions, try out lay-outs and make adjustments ahead of the continuous journey.

    Three years ago, Karlstad Business School was granted application to start the process for accreditation at AACSB. It was the start of quality assurance work for the entire department. The first analysis which was an extensive self-evaluation according to 15 standards, was sent in last summer. The positive response that the Business School was approved to move ahead in process came in the fall.

  • 2018-05-08

    ITQ network celebrated 10 years

    ITQ – the network for girls studying IT at universities and practitioners in business, celebrated 10 years with cake, guest lectures, and not least mingle and networking. The guest was Siduri Poli, the digital inspirer of 2017, who told of her interest for technology as a tool for change.

    Present were also current IT students, high school students from Fria Läroverken as well as professionals from CGI, Ibiz solutions, Municipality of Karlstad, Netgain, Sogeti and ÅF. Several of the professionals have themselves taken an IT education at Karlstad Business School and Karlstad University - and were notably happy to be back for a guest performance.

  • 2018-04-27

    International conference on digitalisation, medicine and health

    Between June 18 and 21 Karlstad university will be hosting the 31st International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, IEEE CBMS 2018. And there is a great interest – more than 200 contributions have been submitted. Selecting amongst the papers is hard work for the international committee of the conference. Bridget Kane, associate lecturer in informatics at Karlstad Business School, is organising the arrangement and she is pleased with all the interest shown.

    CBMS stands for Computer-Based Medical Systems, and the conference brings researchers from a variety of fields together: computer science, informatics and engineering, as well as experts in medical technology active within both academia and the medical sector.

    During the conference a wide array of topics will be discussed, such as e-health, big data, biomedical informatics, medical records systems, virtual reality in the teaching of medical students, sensor systems for neonatal care, analyses of medical data and many others.

  • 2018-04-26

    Abilities for future employment

    What expectations do employers have on newly graduated students? What abilities are important to take with you from the studies into the working life? The Business School gathered some employers and students to be able to identify and discuss the expectations together.

    The workshop with employers and the student council with representatives from the programme unions was part of the work with formulating the abilities and knowledge that Karlstad Business School believes to be a clear feature for the graduating students. This is also a part of the quality assurance work that is currently underway within the entire Business School.

  • 2018-04-25

    New exchange agreement with SSE in Riga

    SSE Riga, a branch of the Stockholm School of Economics, is an international partner to the Business School at Karlstad University. Amos Friedman and Alexandra Mets, students at Karlstad Business School, were sent on a look out trip to Riga during the preparations ahead of the exchange agreement.

    Alexandra Mets is in the International Business programme and is herself about to go on an exchange semester next spring. Amon Friedman is in the Programme in Business and Economics, but is currently on a leave on is working as a chairman in Sero, Sveriges Ekonomföreningars Riksorganisation, in Stockholm. They were both given the assignment to travel to Riga, to the branch of the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Lativa-Riga Ekonomikas Augustskola, ahead of a coming exchange agreement.