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  • 2019-06-24

    Guest researcher focusing on solar energy

    Doctor Natalie Holmes, organic electronics researcher at the University of Newcastle in Australia, is currently spending two months at Karlstad University as a visiting researcher. The goal is to publish a peer reviewed article on green solvent processing of polymeric solar cells, that is, solar cells made of organic material.

    - I arrived at Karlstad University in early May and we have a very focused research goal to achieve before the end of June when I travel back to Australia, says Natalie Holmes. Here in Karlstad, there is research on organic solar cells, which is in agreement with my research interest, which also spans organic electronic sensor technology. My doctoral education at the University of Newcastle was funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, and that was when I entered this particular field of research.

  • 2019-06-20

    Mobile broadband still far behind in performance

    Mobile broadband gives 30% lower performance than normal broadband. This is shown in a new study presented by Karlstad researcher Mohammad Rajiullah at The Web Conference 2019, a top-ranked (A*) conference held on the 13th –17th May in San Francisco, USA.

    Smartphones and mobile broadband have revolutionised web use. Consumers demand user-friendliness and fast connections, and companies are competing to achieve the same high performance offered by the fixed broadband internet.

    Using the measurement platform Monroe (Measuring Mobile Broadband Networks in Europe), Mohammad Rajiullah measured two million page visits, collected from eleven commercial networks in Italy, Norway, Spain and Sweden. He then studied the effect of different web protocols, browsers and mobile technologies on the web browsing performance of mobile broadband.

  • 2019-06-12

    When academic values clash with university governance

    How do academics react to the increase of private sector inspired management in universities and higher education institutions? What strategies are used to adjust – or resist? In a new thesis in working life science at Karlstad Business School, Jo Ese, Østfold University College, describes the conflict between academics' values and ”management”.

    Academic freedom and university independence are fundamental values to most researchers as well as the guarantees of sound research. But higher education is also part of a public sector in which governance and management systems are often based on private sector logic. ”Management” increasingly permeates the daily life of researchers too. In his thesis ”Defending the university? – Academics’ reactions to managerialism in Norwegian higher education”, Jo Ese discusses several examples of how academics resist the system:

  • 2019-05-29

    Biology Student Wins Global Swede Award

    Seke Chainda, a student in the Biology Master's Program at Karlstad University, has been named Global Swede of 2019. On May 21 he was celebrated, together with other Global Swede students, at a ceremony at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

    On May 21 the distinction Global Swede was conferred on twenty-six international top students from Swedish institutions of higher education. The students have distinguished themselves in their areas of knowledge in relation to innovation and entrepreneurship and have proven to be excellent representatives of both Sweden and their own countries. It is the ninth year in a row in which the Global Swede award ceremony was arranged by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Swedish Institute.

  • 2019-05-14

    New evacuation plan in Building 21

    Karlstad University is testing a new evacuation plan in Building 21 (Vänern). The first person to arrive at the place where the evacuation vest and instructions are placed may evacuate the premises. This applies to staff as well as students.

    The plan entails that there are trained evacuation leaders, but if they are not present when the fire alarm sounds, others need to take the lead in evacuating the premises. Evacuation vests and evacuation cards, describing which parts of the building must be evacuated, have been set out in the premises. The first person to arrive puts on the evacuation leader vest and evacuates the premises according to instructions.

    "The procedures are less vulnerable since safety no longer depends on specific persons being present," says Jens Erixon, safety coordinator.

  • 2019-05-13

    Roleplay prepares for professional practice

    Having the opportunity to practise arguing a case in a complex tax dispute and doing it in the premises of the Administrative Court is worth a great deal for the future professional role. Towards the end of their master's programme in tax law, students at Karlstad University Business School have the opportunity to argue a case and answer questions before a judge in the Administrative Court.

    The Master Programme in Tax Law (one year) is designed for Bachelors in business, economics, law or jurisprudence who are interested in working as tax consultants in authorities, companies, consultancies or other organisations. The programme comprises a specialisation in Swedish corporate taxation, international tax law and tax procedures.

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