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Avit Bhowmik, Assistant Professor in Risk and Environmental Studies, who is going to attend COP28 in Dubai, which starts today, reflects on the SB meeting in Bonn. The annual Conference of Parties (COP) 28 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that will be hosted by Dubai is knocking at the door. Almost everyone who keeps an eye on climate change policy at the global level is by now familiar with COPs.
The industry of today and tomorrow requires modern technology where cooperation takes place between people, between people and machines, and between machines. Machines can monitor themselves, analyse results and autonomously optimise operating conditions and production. The result is greater efficiency and productivity. A new era of industrial robots that can work side by side with humans in above all different forms of small component assembly and material handling has already begun.
Andrea Schalley, Professor of English Linguistics at Karlstad University, has been granted funding from the Swedish Research Council for the 4-year research project “Swedish or English?
Research findings from Karlstad University were presented at a conference in Oslo. - As always when it comes to changing cultures, it is important to be persistent and not give up, says Markus Fellesson from the Center for Service Research (CTF). Markus Fellesson and Anna Fyrberg-Yngfalk, researchers at the Service Research Center (CTF) and Karlstad Business School, you recently participated in the conference “Prevent and Intervene – Ending Sexual Harassment at Work” in O
Samhällsnytta turns service research into practical activity. The idea is to help the government and Swedish authorities tackle major societal challenges. Samhällsnytta AB was founded in 2021 and has developed into a national meeting place for actors at various levels in community building. - What was once just an idea has become a reality, says Johan Quist, CEO of Samhällsnytta, researcher and deputy director of the Center for Service Research (CTF).
Our physical environment – the way it looks and functions both inside and outside – matters a lot for the university to attract students and employees. The document Campusplan 2040 points out the long-term direction for the university’s physical environment. The plan has been created as a collaboration project between the university and Akademiska hus.
Researchers at the Service Research Center (CTF) at Karlstad University have been assigned to identify the initiatives and measures that have led to less food being thrown away in restaurants and school kitchens, retail, and households.
Trans-specific healthcare coordinator is a function included in the healthcare services in Region Värmland. The purpose is to support transgender people and those close to them as they move through the healthcare chain. The function is perceived to provide good and important psychosocial support and many express a feeling of being seen and heard for the first time by the healthcare services.
... who will start researching renewable energy and gender equality in Yemen. Can you tell us more? "Last year we received funding from Formas for a study that will start now in December. We are three researchers who’ll be working together – Maria-Louise Clausen from the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) in Copenhagen, Vasna Ramasar from Lund University and me from Karlstad University.
Service Research Center (CTF) welcomes Elina Jaakkola, professor of marketing at Turku School of Economics. She is one of five visiting professors at CTF with support from the Ander Foundation. Elina Jaakkola is a professor of marketing at Turku School of Economics, University of Turku in Finland.
The theme of the 2023 Academic Celebration was passion, which was evident in both the morning event at Karlstad CCC and the afternoon ceremony in Aula Magna. The Academic Celebration on Friday 20 October started at Karlstad CCC where five new professors presented their research in front of a full house in the hall Lerinsalen. After the short presentations, the moderator, Jan van Stam, professor of physical chemistry, held a talk on passion, this year’s theme.
Approximately 15 percent of the world’s population has some form of disability that makes everyday life more difficult. – In order for this group to be given the same opportunities to live fulfilling lives, we need to learn more about how the psychological and physical difficulties are connected with the experience of using public transport, says Margareta Friman from the Service Research Center (CTF). Disability is a complicated and multidimensional term that involves th
Week 43 coincides with both UNESCO’s Global MIL Week and SPARC’s Open Access Week. To highlight this, the University Library is organising three events. Two of them require registration, one by 17 October and one by 20 October at the latest. First up is a film screening followed by a talk with the director, in the afternoon Tuesday 24 October. The film will be shown at Filmstaden in central Karlstad and is organised together with Region Värmland.
The pandemic threw intensive care personnel into innumerable challenges and upheavals. A new study looks at the managers’ role and experiences during this period. The researchers behind the study conclude that the dramatic transition of intensive care came at a high organisational and personal cost, and that there are lessons to be learned. Intensive care around the world was at the focal point during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A student enrolled in the course “Intercultural studies: race and whiteness in Sweden” at Karlstad University was reported for harassment and disruption of teaching. The disciplinary board has now decided that no disciplinary measure be taken. Two members of the board have dissenting opinions. The disciplinary board received two reports against the student. One report from a fellow student and one from a student association.