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.
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Today, the Swedish Innovation Index 2020 is released, and Ikea is - for the third year in a row – ranked as Sweden's most innovative company. Systembolaget has advanced the most in innovation capacity.
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.
The EU programme titled Industry 5.0 aims to employ research and innovation to achieve a more sustainable and human-centric European industry. Some of the work within this initiative is carried out at Karlstad University.
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%.
To achieve better effects in healthcare, new technological innovations should be implemented alongside structural changes.
We often associate the word “innovation” with the roll-out of a new product, the success or failure of which is determined by market forces.
Surveys from several parts of the country indicate that the pandemic has accelerated digitisation for Swedish companies. The vision for the CriseIT 2 project is well matched with this rapid digitisation.
That is the question Sara Davoudi has looked into in her doctoral thesis, “What happened with the leviathan of the Public Sector? The challenges of vertical coordination in regional public organizations and its effect on public value”.
Sara Davoudi, PhD in Business Administration, tell us about your research.
- My research is about vertical coordination, which is best described as the communication between public sector actors and the challenges associated with that.
Steam engines, electrification, and CNC – three seminal events in industrial history. These days, digitisation is putting pressure on the industry. With the new research centre called DAMI4.0, Karlstad University will be ready to meet the industry’s demands for new technology.
Noisy steam engines and welding robots have made a huge difference to industrial development.
Researchers at Karlstad University, Uppsala University and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York have found that exposure to bisphenol F (BPF) during early pregnancy can be linked to poorer cognitive function in children at 7 years of age. BPF has replaced bisphenol A (BPA) in a wide range of products as the EU has banned BPA in products for children.
Karlstad University is working actively to develop its wood research and the research group, together with its partners, has in the last year received considerable funding from various funders to develop timber construction.
Karlstad University and researcher Johan Vessby has received a grant from the Swedish bioeconomy cluster Paper Province.
Preventive work in environments with large crowds can contribute to increased safety. In her dissertation, Thoa Thieu examines active-passive dynamics in pedestrians.
You have defended your dissertation with "Models for linked active-passive population dynamics: Mathematical analysis and simulation". Tell us about your research.
- The motivation of my research is based on studying models in the real life. There are several reasons for this.
Over the next two years, researchers at CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, will investigate how the Internet of Things, IoT, can be used in creating a better school environment and improving student health. The project will be carried out together with a number of actors and is based on a secondary school in Arvika Municipality, Sweden.
The focus of the project is to find out how IoT can measure children’s and young people’s health at school.
The development of the food industry is of great importance for the planet and the survival of our civilization. Many people are unaware that our food consumption and our farming methods are some of the biggest threats to the environment worldwide.