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2020-11-20
Most parts of Sweden, including Värmland, have received stricter local general guidelines. Karlstad University is taking measures and adapting teaching and research to the current situation. - Karlstad University will not close – we adapt. All of our activities will be managed remotely, says Vice-Chancellor Johan Sterte. Karlstad University has decided to increase distance learning.
2020-11-17
The pandemic has shaken many industries profoundly, among them the music industry. To handle the crisis more support is needed as well as a changed view to recognize popular music as a cultural form, accordning to an ongoing study at Karlstad University. A survey was conducted this summer to find out how different actors in the music and event industry are affected by the corona pandemic.
2020-11-17
Värmland has received stricter general guidelines and Karlstad University is adapting teaching and research accordingly. In line with this, all activities will as far as possible take place remotely. A vice-chancellor’s decision was made on Monday following the new stricter general guidelines for Värmland County from the Public Health Agency. Karlstad University is taking its responsibility to help reduce the spread of infection.
2020-11-17
Interventions increase the chances of succeeding in changing and maintaining a new behavior in the long run. This is shown in a recently published study from CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University. "Interventions are about promoting a behavioral change with targeted programs or services," says Frida Skarin, Doctoral Student in Psychology and main author of the article.
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".