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Times Higher Education is one of the world’s most highly regarded university rankings. Karlstad University once again receives a ranking of 801-1000, which is within the same range as previous years. This year, approximately 1 600 universities in 99 countries are ranked. It is the largest and most varied university ranking ever made. In order to be ranked, the universities must live up to certain criteria.
SweDigArch has been awarded funding from the Swedish Research Council to create a national infrastructure for digital archaeology. The new infrastructure is a collaborative venture between six Swedish universities, the National Heritage Board and National Historical Museums. SweDigArch is a unique initiative that will link data from research, archaeological excavations and digitized museum collections.
Climate change communication spans several disciplines, which in many cases have an insufficient understanding of the each other’s research traditions. Sol Agin has compiled the literature review Mapping the Field of Climate Change Communication 1993–2018. - The purpose of our systematic literature review is to shed light on the field of environment and climate change communication, says Sol Agin, doctoral student in Media and Communication Studies.
We receive district heating and electricity from cogeneration plants (also known as combined heat and power plants). In the future they might also produce bio-oil, which can be used as biofuel or replace fossil oil in the chemicals industry.
The Public Health Agency’s general guidelines concerning our shared responsibility in preventing the spread of infection is removed on 29 September. This means longer opening hours on campus and that all rooms on the premises can be used as before.
Recently, Tomas Gustavsson was awarded “Best full paper” for his article “Team performance in large-scale agile software development” at the ISD conference. Tomas Gustavsson received his Degree of Doctorate in 2020 and he has used some the data collected for his thesis in the paper ”Team performance in large-scale agile software development”, where he examines the benefits of psychological safety within a team. - This aspect didn’t really fit into my thesis as a whole, sa
In her article “The Disconnection Turn: Three facets of disconnective work in post-digital capitalism”, Karin Fast, senior lecturer in Media and Communication Studies, discusses the social consequences of disconnecting invasive media as well as digital detox trends at work places. - In short, my article is about the disconnected work place, new ideals regarding how we should be working without online connections and how problems with intrusive - or invasive - media are di
DigitalWell Arena and Karlstad University have, together with Telia, built a test environment for businesses, entrepreneurs and others who are developing innovative new services. 5G is the fifth generation of mobile communication systems, which enables higher capacity and bandwith, as well as shorter response time and latency. The improvements facilitate the development of services within healthcare, industry and gaming.
Karlstad University and Deutsche Telekom are collaborating on a project intended to improve the internet connection for users. The goal is for the technology to be incorporated into every mobile phone within five years. Mobile phones use 4G, 5G, and Wi-Fi to access the internet. The project called MultiAccess will tie them together in a flexible way and thus improve the connection.
Swedish schools often receive criticism for failing to provide optimal stimulation for pupils who have no problem achieving the learning objectives. There is a need for in-depth knowledge about gifted pupils and the government therefore recently tasked the National Agency for Education with mapping out needs and developing initiatives for the education of gifted pupils.
A grant of nearly SEK 10 million from the Knowledge Foundation allows researchers at Karlstad University to launch a new research project dedicated to the contribution of modern digitisation technology to pharmaceutical quality assurance and development. The accelerated rate of development of Covid-19 vaccines has raised the demand to speed up the development process for other pharmaceuticals.
Times Higher Education are releasing their 2021 ranking of the best young universities. Karlstad University placed in the 201–250 range. Times Higher Education ranks the world’s top universities that are 50 years old or younger. For the second consecutive year, Karlstad University has made the list. “I’m thrilled that Karlstad University has placed on the ranking once again.
Knowing how long stored carbon dioxide stays in the ground or how the groundwater flows below the ground surface are difficult questions to answer. Mathematical calculations often become so complicated that computers cannot handle them. This kind of research began in the 1970s when oil and gas were to be extracted in the North Atlantic.
The subject Media and Communication Studies at Karlstad University continues to advance on the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). The ARWU, one of the top three most renowned university rankings in the world, now places Karlstad University in the 51-75 range – a nice leap from the 76-100 range of last year. Michael Karlsson, head of subject and professor in Media and Communication Studies at Karlstad University, is pleased with the progress. - I think we are s
On 1 June, the distance learning recommendation for universities and university colleges is lifted. Teaching and examinations can now gradually start to be held on campus to a larger extent, albeit under restrictions to reduce crowding and the risk of infection.