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Should the plastic lid on the milk carton packaging be left or torn off before sorting? And what about the plastic packaging around meat products, should you rinse out the food residues before sorting? At Christmas time the amount of household waste increases, and recycling is often experienced as messy, time consuming and complicated.
The second Mathematics Meets Industry day (MIMM®) was held at Karlstad University on 12 December. Together with representatives from Rolls-Royce, Sogeti and Uddeholm, upper-secondary students, university students, researchers and teachers tried to find mathematical solutions to problems that are yet to be solved. “We want to showcase Värmland as a basis for attractive employers that use mathematics in advanced modern technology.
Choppy Skype calls and films on Netflix that suddenly start buffering. Such types of latency can be extremely irritating, but will soon become a thing of the past. Toke Høiland-Jørgensen, researcher at Karlstad University, has developed a solution for smarter WiFi that may soon be in all our homes. “WiFi technology is used everywhere because it is cheap and simple. The quality is not always great, but performance can be improved by directing data streams in smarter ways.
Old sewer pipes that break down may cause a lot of damage. In the worst case, leaking water erodes the soil and this may result in sinkholes. Now researchers at Karlstad University have created a mathematical model to calculate the corrosion of sewers. This is important in selecting materials for future sewer lines. Before creating a new type of sewer pipe that needs to function for decades, the user has to be able to obtain an estimate of the rate of corrosion.
New research at Karlstad University shows that pulp mills can save millions by using a new measuring technique. This new technique enables control of the pulping process, thus reducing the demand of chemicals, water and energy.

Networking leads to jobs

News » 2018-09-28
Networking and being involved in different activities during your studies pay off. This was clear at this years’ IT dinner on 20 September when students met representatives from companies that are part of Snits, a network linking industry and IT students at Karlstad University. During the introductory presentation, all ten participating companies emphasised that many students get job offers after completing their degree projects.
A new study in the SELMA project at Karlstad University, Sweden, shows that flooring material of soft PVC in the home is a source for uptake of phthalates in pregnant women, phthalates that are considered dangerous in the EU chemical regulation system. PVC flooring often contain phthalates to make the plastic soft.
The Karlstad Programming Contest 2018 will be arranged October 6th, at Karlstad University. Teams of a maximum of three contestants is challenged to solve different kind of programming problems.
CRE8®, a creative problem solving method developed at Karlstad University, allows students taking different courses and programmes to collaborate while solving real problems. CRE8® Europe has just started for students from four European universities.
UKÄ, Swedish Higher Education Authority (Universitetskanslerämbetet), has evaluated the quality of PhD programmes in computer science at Swedish higher education institutions. The PhD programme in computer science at Karlstad University is reviewed to be of high quality in the evaluation. "During the last three years, our PhD programme has grown remarkably, just like other aspects of our activities.
Computer Science at Karlstad University is part of a new project where the Internet Foundation (IIS) and Netnod are gathering operators, technicians and other stakeholders in order to take a common approach in defining Internet access. The purpose is to make it easier for users and service providers to be aware and agree upon what is expected of the access one is paying for. More and more aspects of society are increasingly dependent upon a stable Internet connection.
Eventually all petroleum-based material in food packaging will have to be replaced with bio-based material. Research done at Karlstad University shows that a mixture of starch and other polymers forms an equally effective protective barrier. “Food packaging has to protect and extend the shelf life of food, and should also work during transport,” says Asif Javed, doctor in Chemical Engineering at Karlstad University.
Professor Lars Järnström, professor in chemical engineering at Karlstad university, was appointed to the 2018 TAPPI Coating and Graphic Arts Technical Award and the Charles W Engelhard Prize. The world's most prestigious prize in the field of paper coating was this year awarded to Lars Järnström, professor in paper coating technology at Karlstad University. The prize is the TAPPI Coating & Graphic Arts Division Technical Award and includes the Charles W.
Just over a year ago, the Next unit was established at the IT company CGI, where work is being done on emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. During a lunch lecture for IT students at Karlstad University one of the co-workers at CGI Next, Christer Enfors, tried to sort out the differences between these two concepts – which is what? Where are the boundaries between the two? What should they be used for?
Valmet’s Tissue Technology Award 2018 goes to Björn Sjöstrand, Ph.D. student in chemical engineering at Karlstad University, for his research and development of computer models for energy efficient tissue production.
Two IT projects at Karlstad University will receive funding from Internetstiftelsen (The Internet Fund). One project will focus on improving fifth generation mobile networks, 5G, and the other on further developing the anonymity service TOR. In total, five projects have been granted funding and a share in the 1,4 million SEK that Internetstiftelsen provides.