• 2018-09-20

    Hello there, Rodney Clarke...

    ... researcher and lecturer at University of Wollongong. You are also an associate professor of Information Systems here at Karlstad Business School. Commuting between the two work places takes an unusually long time – about 32 hours of travel from door to door.

    How come you work here in Karlstad?
    - I came in contact with Information Systems at the beginning of the 2000’s and have had cooperation with Samot and CTF. This time I have been at Information Systems through an Erasmus-exchange.

  • 2018-09-19

    CTF will develop and offer tailor-made courses for the Business Sector

    CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, receives 3 million from the Knowledge Foundation to develop and offer flexible courses for professionals. The courses will be developed based on business needs and on the latest research by CTF focusing on value creation through services.

    CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, has been awarded SEK 3 million to develop and offer courses within the Graduate Professional Development Program supported by the Knowledge Foundation. The tailor-made courses will be developed in cooperation with around 15 companies and organizations to meet their competence development needs.

  • 2018-09-18

    Anders Gustafsson receives 2018 Christopher Lovelock Career Contributions Award

    Professor Anders Gustafsson, CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, has been awarded the “Christopher Lovelock Career Contributions to the Services Discipline Award”. Only five times earlier the award has been presented to a researcher outside the US.

    "I am overwhelmed and very honored to receive this award. Previous recipients are incredibly dedicated researchers and I know the competition is very hard", says Professor Anders Gustafsson.

  • 2018-09-17

    Evaluation of Information Systems education

    In a collaborative effort to assure the quality of education at their universities, some universities are making their own evaluation of each other. Today the Treklöver Report about Karlstad Business School's- part of Karlstad University - educational programmes in Information Systems was published.

    The report mentions several good examples at the Information Systems group at Karlstad Business School, all to be shared by the Information Systems community in Sweden . Among these are the well-developed collaboration with industry and other future employers. Another strenght identified by the evaluation team, is the connection to various research projects within the Master’s programme. The connection between research and education means that this small programme can run with good qaulity ensured.

  • 2018-09-07

    Gunnar Olsson new co-worker at Information Systems

    Information Systems at Karlstad Business School, welcomed a new teacher on the first of August. Gunnar Olsson, with a sterling background within the IT-business and a former Olympic medalist, has stepped into the academic world.

    Gunnar Olsson is originally from Timrå, a place north of Sundsvall that has a strong athletic tradition, not least in ice hockey with the men’s A-team of Timrå IK in the Swedish hockey league, SHL. For Gunnar Olsson it was canoe instead.

    - I was around 13 years old when the youth Swedish Championship in canoe took place in Timrå. I saw all the canoes and thought it was cool. The middle sister in the family started first, after that me and my younger sister joined the sports of canoe, says Gunnar.

  • 2018-06-28

    Digitalisation, medicine and health in focus

    The International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, IEEE CBMS 2018, was held on 18–21 June at Karlstad University. Around 100 international researchers and other experts in the area of medical and health technology participated in the symposium to present their own research and exchange knowledge and experience with others.

    “IEEE CBMS is a top-ranked conference and this is the first time it is held in Sweden,” says Bridget Kane, Docent in Information Systems at the Karlstad Business School. “We received a lot of positive feedback from the participants during the conference, both regarding its content and organisation.”

    IEEE CBMS 2018 is the 31st International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems and the conference is held annually in June. The conference gathers researchers and other experts from a number of different fields connected to medical and health technology.