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  • 2020-05-14

    A pioneer in the music industry receives honorary doctorate

    The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Karlstad University wishes to honour a person with a prominent role in the Swedish music industry. She also has ties to Värmland and has been of great importance to Ingesund School of Music in connection with the annual Polar Music Prize where she acts as CEO. Marie Ledin is awarded an honorary doctorate at Karlstad University 2020.

    Marie Ledin is the daughter of the legendary Stikkan Anderson and Gudrun Rydstedt, who was born in Värmland. Stikkan Anderson, who began his career with studies in Arvika at Ingesund Folk High School, was a lyricist, music publisher, composer, manager, co-founder of ABBA, and founder of the record company Polar Music and the music publisher Sweden Music, as well as the founder of the Polar Music Prize.

  • 2020-05-13

    Karlstad University receives 27 million SEK to strengthen innovation in the Swedish business sector

    Karlstad University receives 27 million SEK from the Knowledge Foundation to develop and offer courses to strengthen the competence needs in the Swedish business sector with the purpose of ultimately strengthening Sweden's competitiveness.

    CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, has for more than 30 years conducted research education with focus on services and value creation. In 2018, CTF was awarded SEK 3 million from the Knowledge Foundation to develop and offer flexible courses for professionals at advanced level in the project “Improving value creation through service education, ISE.” The Knowledge Foundation has now decided to support the project with an additional 27 million SEK to further develop and implement courses on a larger scale in cooperation with the business sector.

  • 2020-05-11

    Hello there, Kristoffer Nilsson, doctoral student in Social Work ...

    … within the Research School on Sustainable Societal Transformation since 1 February this year. Why did you decide to do a PhD?
    “Well, because I’m curious, I want to learn more, develop, and also contribute to developing the knowledge in social work as a field...

    ... I completed the Master’s programme in social sciences with a specialisation in social work at Karlstad University and it felt like a natural step to apply for a doctoral studentship.”

  • 2020-04-30

    New study: Larger food packages leads to more food waste

    Choosing serving size packages and smaller packages is smarter for the climate. This according to a new study from CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, where the researchers have mapped food waste in Swedish households. The study also shows that consumers' uncertainty over date labels and food safety are major contributing factors to food waste.

    “Packaging is often described as a big environmental problem, but is necessary for transporting and protecting the food. We should focus on the design of the packaging so that less food is wasted, since food waste has a much bigger impact on the climate, says Helén Williams,” Associate Professor of Environmental and Energy systems and responsible for the study that has been conducted by researchers at Karlstad University in collaboration with RISE research institute.

  • 2020-04-29

    Rules when companies have financial crisis

    In the thesis “Valuation in Drawing up Balance Sheet for Liquidation Purposes: A Judicial Study of Limited Company Accounting Procedures”, Sebastian Lindroos Moll, recently qualified Doctor of Civil Law at Karlstad University, has studied the development of generally accepted accounting principles.

    Sebastian Lindroos Moll, how would you summarise the development?

  • 2020-04-29

    New Honorary Doctor wants to protect data privacy

    During her years as a researcher and data protection commissioner, the German computer scientist Marit Hansen has been a pioneer for the concept of privacy enhancing technologies (PET). Her contribution to education and research within the field at Karlstad University has awarded her an honorary doctorate at the Faculty of Health, Science and Technology.

    Marit Hansen is a pioneer who, for the past 25 years, has been working outside of academia within the fields of data protection, personal integrity and security, using both technology and legislation. She has been working as a data protection commissioner in the state of Schleswig-Holstein in Germany since 2015, and is also involved in several other projects within the field. In 2018, she was appointed member of the National Commission on Data Ethics in Germany. Marit Hansen has in public debates and in discussions with politicians fought for data privacy as a fundamental civil right.

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