News archive for "Kau.se"

2020-11-13
The Public Health Agency of Sweden has, in consultation with medical officers for infectious disease control and the County Administrative Board of Värmland, decided on stricter general guidelines. The aim is to further reduce unnecessary contact between people and thereby the spread of infection.
2020-11-05
How aware are you of the privacy decisions you make online? In the thesis “Homo Varius: Investigating Intrinsic and Extrinsic Determinants to Explain Online Privacy Decisions”, Agnieszka Kitkowska has looked into how we can become more aware of our decisions and the importance of interface. In computer science, heuristics are a way of making smart assumptions that in turn help to find solutions to a problem.
2020-10-29
Two doctoral students from Karlstad University participated in the first meeting of the WASP-HS graduate school, when 35 doctoral students from a number of Swedish universities gathered to discuss and dive deeper in artificial intelligence and the humanities and social sciences. The meeting was a two-day virtual event with the purpose to introduce the topics and visions of WASP-HS and to get to know each other. The doctoral students hold positions at the Swedish universit
2020-10-27
Integrated paperboard manufacturing consists of a number of unit processes that continuously generate large amounts of process data. Manufacturing is energy-intensive and variations must be taken into account to achieve the optimal production process.
2020-10-21
VIPP Graduate School, which started in 2011, will reach the finishing line at the end of 2020. The occasion is celebrated with an event in connection with Papermakers Light on 12 November. “During this year, we will work hard to complete all projects and create conditions that will enable all our doctoral students to graduate”, says Magnus Lestelius, professor of chemical engineering and new programme director of VIPP Graduate School.
2020-10-12
Nurul Momen, doctoral student at the Department of Computer Science at Karlstad University, has investigated whether apps’ data access takes user integrity into account. Let’s say, purely hypothetically, that there is an app for washing your hands. You start it for the first time and an interface shows on the screen saying: “Permission required to access water”. You press “Allow” and use the app to wash your hands.
2020-10-07
Digitalisation has proven to be an effective way to reduce the number of errors in the production stage. The new technology has mainly been used in, for example, the car manufacturing industry. In a new project, researchers at Karlstad University are looking at the really heavy metal industry where manual work is still common. Forging processes in the heavy metal industry consist of many manual processes where an error may result in costly stops in production.
2020-09-28
With the inaugural lecture “Community journalism in the coronavirus pandemic: The importance of places and platforms in covering local news”, Karin Wahl-Jorgensen begins her one-year tenure as Ander Visiting Professor of Geomedia studies at Karlstad University. Karin Wahl-Jorgensen is Professor of Media Studies at Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, and her lecture is based on a project where she has conducted in-depth interviews with British local
2020-09-28
With the inaugural lecture “Community journalism in the coronavirus pandemic: The importance of places and platforms in covering local news”, Karin Wahl-Jörgensen begins her one-year tenure as Ander Visiting Professor of Geomedia studies at Karlstad University. Karin Wahl-Jörgensen is Professor of Media Studies at Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, and her lecture is based on a project where she has conducted in-depth interviews with British local
2020-09-18
Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is considered one of the most observed university rankings in the world. Media and Communication Studies at Karlstad University received an impressive ranking position in the span 76–100. This type of list serves as a source for prospective students and people applying for jobs at universities.
2020-09-04
Times Higher Education World University Rankings is considered one of the most observed university rankings in the world. Karlstad University ranks in the span 801-1000, which is the same as last year. This year, the ranking includes just over 1,500 universities in 93 countries and it is the largest and most varied university ranking ever conducted.
2020-08-26
Helén Williams and Fredrik Wikström at CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, conduct research about the role of packaging in reducing food waste. Research that has led to a nomination at “Dagligvarugalan 2020, for their contributions to the grocery retail industry, as one of three finalists in the category "Sustainability Initiative of the Year".
2020-08-18
Achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement and related sustainability initiatives will require halving of global greenhouse gas emissions each decade from now on through to 2050, when net zero emissions should be achieved. The recent article by the assistant Professor Avit K.
2020-06-29
Per Hurtig is the most recent docent at the Department of Computer Science. His research is about making communication on the internet faster and more efficient. - The number of connected units has increased tremendously in recent years, which in turn has sharpened the quality requirements considerably”, says Per Hurtig. “Both applications and users now depend on higher quality in terms of faster connection and less delays.
2020-06-11
The fall semester 2020 can start with campus teaching for new students on programs, has the Vice Chancellor Johan Sterte decided. Elements that are crucial for student progression and must be implemented on campus, will also be prioritized. But the start this fall will not be quite as usual.