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New AI tool for students

News » 2024-03-15
Students at Karlstad University now have access to the AI tool Microsoft Copilot. With Copilot, you can utilize a chat function to assist with various tasks, including generating text and images, analyzing data, summarizing documents, writing code, and much more. However, be aware of certain limitations in today’s AI models. Therefore, have a critical approach towards generated information.
On Friday 8 March, the Minister for Education, Mats Persson, visited Karlstad University. – It was very interesting in general. I’m very pleased, he says. – It was particularly interesting to listen to Birgitta Persdotter and her research on social services.
Our alumna Julia Bengtson from Borlänge has an extensive music education, having studied at Musikkonservatoriet Falun, exchange studies at the Norwegian Academy of Music, and not least a degree in Music Production at Ingesund School of Music. Currently, she is studying music at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg. Was it always clear to you that you wanted to be a musician and producer? "Absolutely not.
6G-PATH (6G-pilots and Trials Through Europe) is a new Horizon Europe project where Computer Science and Nursing Science at Karlstad University are participating. The project is going to develop solutions that can be applied in health education. 6G is expected to introduce new technologies that will enable innovative applications.
Work methods and tools with focus on games are being developed for stakeholders on both sides of the Swedish/Norwegian border to improve society’s security and preparedness in relation to climate crises. We meet Emelie Hindersson, Coordinator of the Centre for Societal Risk Research, and Peter Bellström, Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at Karlstad Business School, in the RiskLab® at Karlstad University.
The research paper “Geographical discrepancies in higher education in Sweden” picks up from an almost thirty year old doctoral thesis that focused on the importance of geographical distance in relation to higher education. - What we’ve seen is that despite various reforms to facilitate higher education, there have been no direct effects, says Thomas Blom, Professor of Human Geography at Karlstad University. Thomas Blom and Mats Nilsson, Docent in Human Geography at Karlst
In the last ten years, relatively large groups have entered the labour market. At the same time, most societal sectors have expressed a clear skills shortage. The next ten years are expected to be even tougher and competition for skilled employees will intensify. This development will also likely be reflected in a growing demand for higher education, where we can expect increasing competition to attract students.
One of the problems with paper recycling is that the fibers stiffen during the dewatering and drying processes, also known as hornification. The same thing happens to, for example, dishcloths, which stiffen over time.
What can you actually work with after completing the Sports and Health Coaching Programme at Karlstad University? At least once a year, current students of the programme receive answers during alumni days organized by the programme.


News » 2024-02-08
The need for increased cyber security is growing day by day. As a response, the Swedish government is investing a total of SEK 100 million over the next few years in Cybercampus Sweden, which has now opened with an inauguration at KTH. The purpose behind the investment is to strengthen both skills supply and research in cyber security.
In a more complex and troubled world, future pre-school teachers need to be better equipped to teach about norms related to the contemporary world, religion and world views. What does their own world view look like compared to that of society based on knowledge and research? Do they feel included in the way pre-school education programmes approach these matters?
The Supreme Commander’s and the government’s statements regarding the war situation have provoked many reactions. How could alarmist messaging affect the public, how can we manage our fears and anxieties, and could this kind of rhetoric actually be beneficial? Researchers at Karlstad University can provide some answers. The recent call for Swedish citizens to prepare for a potential war has caused anxiety and fear in many people.
After the recent hacker attacks in which the university's IT supplier Tietoevry, amongst others, was affected, it becomes clear how quickly organizations can become target of such actions. Meiko Jensen, lecturer in cybersecurity at computer science, helps us clarify the areas of hacking and cybersecurity. Hi Meiko Jensen.
Ali Mohammadi has been involved in research on sustainability assessment of bio-based systems since he began his PhD. During his doctoral project at the University of New England in Australia, he studied economic and environmental impacts of biochar and bioenergy production from agricultural biomass.