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2021-02-25
The Centre for Research on Sustainable Societal Transformation (CRS) will have a new director as of 1 April. Moa Tunström, senior lecturer in Human Geography, will take over when Margareta Dahlström steps down ahead of her upcoming retirement. Moa Tunström defended her doctoral thesis at Örebro University in 2009, “In search of the good city. Constructions of ideals and problems in Swedish urban planning discussion” in the discipline of Human Geography.
2021-02-24
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.
2021-02-23
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.
2021-02-23
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.
2021-02-22
Robots, drones and intelligent systems interacting with humans were some of the topics raised during the WASP-HS graduate school's winter conference. One of the participants was Petter Falk, PhD student at CTF. WASP-HS funds a large number of PhD students to give them the best possible start towards becoming the AI researchers of tomorrow.
2021-02-22
Robots, drones and intelligent systems interacting with humans were some of the topics raised during the WASP-HS graduate school's winter conference. One of the participants was Petter Falk, PhD student at CTF. WASP-HS funds a large number of PhD students to give them the best possible start towards becoming the AI researchers of tomorrow.
2021-02-22
… you were one of the presenters at the ServDes2020 conference that was held virtually February 2-5, what did you talk about? "My talk with Josina Vink (Oslo School of Architecture & Design) asked the question “How can we better attend to social structures as design materials?” To answer this question, we have developed a practical tool—the Iceberg Blueprint of Social Structures—through an abductive design research approach that combines insights and evidence from bot
2021-02-22
… you were one of the presenters at the ServDes2020 conference that was held virtually February 2-5, what did you talk about? "My talk with Josina Vink (Oslo School of Architecture & Design) asked the question “How can we better attend to social structures as design materials?” To answer this question, we have developed a practical tool—the Iceberg Blueprint of Social Structures—through an abductive design research approach that combines insights and evidence from bot
2021-02-18
That was the topic for a recent conference that concluded the project called “Place-based digital experiences (PDU)”. Three places – the Glaskogen nature reserve, the Kristinehamn archipelago, and the town of Sunne, with a focus on culture and narrative – were studied in depth by Karlstad University researchers. The tourism industry can be challenging. Most tourist destination companies are small with limited resources.
2021-02-18
That was the topic for a recent conference that concluded the project called “Place-based digital experiences (PDU)”. Three places – the Glaskogen nature reserve, the Kristinehamn archipelago, and the town of Sunne, with a focus on culture and narrative – were studied in depth by Karlstad University researchers. The tourism industry can be challenging. Most tourist destination companies are small with limited resources.
2021-02-16
Many people start a new year by making new year’s resolutions, often to make a change and start a healthier life. At the same time, research shows that only a few of us are able to keep our new resolutions. Perhaps the best way is to go all in, and create a new habit that is done every day - a run streak. A run streak means running at least 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) or a minimum of 20 minutes every day for a set period of time, without fail, and has become a popular movement all over the world.
2021-02-16
Many people start a new year by making new year’s resolutions, often to make a change and start a healthier life. At the same time, research shows that only a few of us are able to keep our new resolutions. Perhaps the best way is to go all in, and create a new habit that is done every day - a run streak. A run streak means running at least 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) or a minimum of 20 minutes every day for a set period of time, without fail, and has become a popular movement all over the world.
2021-02-11
... and professor at the University of Borås. You are studying customers and employees in an increasingly digitalized society. Why is this interesting? "In recent years, there has been a great deal of focus on the opportunities that new digital solutions provide customers and companies. I think it is important also to problematise the use of new technology and highlight negative aspects.
2021-02-11
... and professor at the University of Borås. You are studying customers and employees in an increasingly digitalized society. Why is this interesting? "In recent years, there has been a great deal of focus on the opportunities that new digital solutions provide customers and companies. I think it is important also to problematise the use of new technology and highlight negative aspects.
2021-02-08
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.
2021-02-08
We are happy to welcome Ingo Karpen, Professor of Business Administration with a focus on Business and Service Design, to CTF, Service Research Center, and Karlstad Business School at Karlstad University. "As a research-intensive academic focused on rigorous knowledge generation with practical relevance, I am looking forward to joining the research culture at Karlstad Business School and CTF," says Ingo Karpen. Ingo Karpen is an internationally renowned researcher and edu
2021-02-08
We are happy to welcome Ingo Karpen, Professor of Business Administration with a focus on Business and Service Design, to CTF, Service Research Center, and Karlstad Business School at Karlstad University. "As a research-intensive academic focused on rigorous knowledge generation with practical relevance, I am looking forward to joining the research culture at Karlstad Business School and CTF," says Ingo Karpen. Ingo Karpen is an internationally renowned researcher and edu
2021-02-08
We are happy to welcome Ingo Karpen, Professor of Business Administration with a focus on Business and Service Design, to CTF, Service Research Center, and Karlstad Business School at Karlstad University. "As a research-intensive academic focused on rigorous knowledge generation with practical relevance, I am looking forward to joining the research culture at Karlstad Business School and CTF," says Ingo Karpen. Ingo Karpen is an internationally renowned researcher and edu
2021-02-01
January 20 - 21, the digital conference B2B Forum on SmartIndustri was held at Karlstad University.
2021-02-01
January 20 - 21, the digital conference B2B Forum on SmartIndustri was held at Karlstad University.