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It is with great concern that we received the government’s hasty decision to shorten the term of external members of Swedish university boards from three years to 17 months. The government refers to the need for more security policy expertise in the boards as a result of the current security situation in the world. Of course, we all need to heighten our awareness and ensure we have the right competence in place to meet these new threats.
The DRIVE sub-project 3 “Service optimization in federated edge platforms“ aims to design and develop artificial intelligence and machine learning based solutions to optimize the performance of augmented reality and virtual reality services on user-edge-cloud continuum platforms.
The number of first choice applicants to the law programme at Karlstad University has increased by 13 percent, compared to spring last year. – This is the result of great work by our staff and the networking efforts of the Law Students’ Association.

Professor dismissed

News » 2023-04-18
A professor at the university has been dismissed due to personal reasons. The background is that the person violated their obligations according to the employment contract by, among other things, refusing to perform certain tasks and being absent from work without approval from their immediate supervisor. By redistributing work tasks, students have not been affected. It is very unusual that the Staff Disciplinary Committee has to make this type of decision.
Björn Sjöstrand, Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, has been awarded the Early Career Investigator Award for his research on energy-efficient tissue paper manufacturing. It is awarded by the scientific journal BioResources at North Carolina State University, USA. - The article, for which I received the award, is about a new method for measuring a specific part of the dewatering of tissue paper in a lab environment, says Björn Sjöstrand.
- Measures taken to reduce the impact on ecosystems are central, and with our long-term knowledge development to reduce food waste, the project can make a difference, says Helén Williams. Helén Williams is an associate professor in Environmental and Energy Systems at the Service Research Center (CTF) and has high expectations on the project, which will begin in the spring 2023 together with Nifa, an industry association for local food and beverage companies in Värmland. -

Burglary in the IT department

News » 2023-04-01
On Friday evening, March 31, the IT department was burgled. More than 30 computers and around 10 mobile phones are missing. (Updated 2 of April). The burglar alarm went off around half past seven in the evening. - The police were alerted and were quickly on the scene, says Jan Gambring, security manager. In the event of any delays in ordered computers, the IT department will contact the affected user.

New board

News » 2023-03-30
The term of office for the Centre for Social Risk research (CSR) board expired 31 December 2022 and acting Vice-Chancellor Margareta Friman has decided on a new board. The current term started 9 February and ends 31 December 2025. The new board comprises both external board members as well as representatives from Karlstad University. The board aims to disseminate knowledge, establish networks and promote research and development in line with the established CSR strategy.
Researchers at the Centre for Social Risk Research (CSR) at Karlstad University have conducted a study about app-guided climate walks as a way of conveying knowledge about climate change and its effects. The study was made on behalf of SMHI and is funded by the special SMHI grants aimed at promoting climate change adaptation efforts.
Cows grazing on a green field under a blue sky. Healthy pigs rooting around in the mud. Chickens in the springtime sunshine. We are surrounded by romanticised images and stories of animals raised for food. But it is both difficult and complicated to ensure ethical animal husbandry within the financial and practical confines of reality. In her doctoral thesis, “How do animals become food?
"The deracialization of Sweden", is a recently published research anthology focusing on issues of race, racism, anti-racism and whiteness in a Swedish post-war and contemporary context. The anthology is edited by Tobias Hübinette and Peter Wikström, researchers at the Research Group for Culture Studies (Kufo) at Karlstad University.