News

  • 2020-06-25

    New collaborative initiative will promote coordination and development in health care

    CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, is one of the initiators of a new arena for learning and experimentation to support the transition of the health care initiative towards a more person centered and integrated care. The initiative is conducted in cooperation with Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKR), Experio Lab Sweden, Design at Linköping University and the City of Helsingborg.

    The actors will together with municipalities and regions create a neutral arena for co-creation, develop new work routines, and learn about the complex challenges that are linked to health and the development of person-centered and integrated care. The work focuses on doing, but also on the development of governance and management that can support the transition.

  • 2020-06-16

    Hello there, Jenny Karlsson ...

    ... project manager for MECO, Music Ecosystems Inner Scandinavia. You are now half way in the project, can you tell us more about it?

    "The overall aim of Meco is, based on digitalized user experiences and place experiences, to study, innovate and optimize the music service ecosystems in the Region of Inner Scandinavia. The EU-funded Interreg project is conducted in collaboration with the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences and Studentfrämjandet with financial support from Region Värmland County Council, Arvika Municipality and Hedmark County Municipality in Norway."

  • 2020-06-03

    Business administration students provided valuable input to Karlstad Business School’s quality enhancement activities

    Marketing Strategies is a course for business administration students who are in their final year of the bachelor's programme or the third year of the Programme in Business and Economics . The course offers students an opportunity to work with real-life cases to improve the marketing strategies of companies or organisations. In the autumn of last year, Karlstad Business School acted as the client and received important input for their continued quality enhancement activities.

    ”We are incredibly grateful for the improvement suggestions that we received from the students,” says Marie-Therese Christiansson, deputy head of department and the lead of Karlstad Business School’s quality assurance procedures. “They have identified areas in our marketing that need to be improved and made suggestions on how we can continue to enhance Karlstad Business School as a brand. We have already started to implement some of the proposals, such as being more visible and clear about who we are, what we do and what we have achieved, and using a student ambassador on Instagram.

  • 2020-05-25

    Alexandre Sukhov awarded the IMIT scholarship

    Alexandre Sukhov is awarded the IMIT scholarship 2020, for his doctoral thesis "The human side of idea screening" and receives SEK 25,000.

    "I am deeply honoured for the recognition and the acknowledgement of my research by the IMIT foundation. To me, this signals that my doctoral work is relevant and holds good quality, which is really nice to know after doing several years of research. The scholarship motivates me to continue my research, and to contribute to organizations who want to improve their innovation processes," says Phd Alexandre Sukhov at CTF and Karlstad Business School.

  • 2020-05-13

    Karlstad University receives 27 million SEK to strengthen innovation in the Swedish business sector

    Karlstad University receives 27 million SEK from the Knowledge Foundation to develop and offer courses to strengthen the competence needs in the Swedish business sector with the purpose of ultimately strengthening Sweden's competitiveness.

    CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, has for more than 30 years conducted research education with focus on services and value creation. In 2018, CTF was awarded 3 million SEK from the Knowledge Foundation to develop and offer flexible courses for professionals at advanced level in the project “Improving value creation through service education, ISE.” The Knowledge Foundation has now decided to support the project with an additional 27 million SEK to further develop and implement courses on a larger scale in cooperation with the business sector.

  • 2020-05-11

    Hello there, Kristoffer Nilsson, doctoral student in Social Work ...

    … within the Research School on Sustainable Societal Transformation since 1 February this year. Why did you decide to do a PhD?
    “Well, because I’m curious, I want to learn more, develop, and also contribute to developing the knowledge in social work as a field...

    ... I completed the Master’s programme in social sciences with a specialisation in social work at Karlstad University and it felt like a natural step to apply for a doctoral studentship.”