New flexible cutting-edge courses promote lifelong learning2018-10-15
In recent years, Karlstad University has invested in developing several flexible and international cutting-edge courses. During the spring semester of 2019, three new courses specifically aimed at professionals in the areas of service innovation and computer networking are offered.
“Karlstad University establishes itself as one of the leading Swedish institutions by offering these type of courses. The new courses are developed within the WISR17 project,” says Jörg Pareigis, project manager.
The courses are offered in a flexible online format. Participants choose whether they want to take a course for credits, or whether they want to take an open course with no entry requirements or assessment. During the spring semester of 2019, three new courses are offered: Future internet design and service quality, Software defined network programming, and Servitization. The courses Privacy by design, Solid mechanics with computer-aided analysis and Idea management, will be offered for the second time during the spring.
“The project combines several of Karlstad University’s strategic goals: contributing to the international profiling of research groups, and developing high-quality online courses that can be offered in flexible formats,” says Jörg Pareigis.
Developed with, and for businesses
The courses are based on state of the art research, and have been developed in close cooperation with a number of partners from the business sector within the WISR16 and WISR17 project. The projects are run by the research groups: CTF (Service Research Center), Computer Science, and CMM (Characterization and modeling of materials).
“Through these types of courses, we strengthen our partnerships with the industry, while ensuring that our research can be applied more easily. Concretely, this means that businesses and organisations get access to cutting-edge research. This knowledge can be used both to meet current and future challenges in the industry, and the need for lifelong learning,” says Jörg Pareigis.
The courses start on January 21, and the application period for credit yielding courses is currently underway. It is not necessary to apply to the open courses. Course materials will be made available via open platforms.
The WISR 17 project is funded by the the Knowledge Foundation. The project has a budget of around SEK 6.4 million and will run from 2018–2020. Project partners: Wolfram Mathcore AB, Ericsson AB, Tieto Sweden Support Service AB, Clavister AB, Sandvine AB, Sandvik Mining and Construction Tools AB, Uddeholms AB, Compare Karlstad and Deutsche Telecom AG.