News archive for ""

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.
Novels, films, and games that describe wastelands and worlds in ruin tend to feature places of rest – peaceful oases and havens. These are lush secret gardens where there is water and food, peace and quiet – a sort of remnant of the lost paradise. This peaceful place stands in stark contrast to the surrounding wasteland. What is the function of these places in post-apocalyptic fiction?
Vice-chancellor Johan Sterte has made a new decision regarding teaching in the current pandemic. The decision is made to allow the University’s organisation to prepare for a gradual return to campus. As a general rule, distance teaching and examination will continue in the autumn semester of 2021.
Sustainable Agenda is a network in the municipalities of Forshaga and Munkfors where companies, associations, public agencies, and Karlstad University collaborate to achieve climate neutrality. Sustainable Agenda is a vital part of the efforts to reach the goals specified in the Paris Agreement and the global Agenda 2030 goals by reducing greenhouse gas emissions at an annual rate of 16%.