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  • 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.

  • 2019-05-08

    Final report on How national strategies become regional practice

    In conjunction with the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, two CRS researchers have studied the regional adaptations required for a national strategy to be implemented. How clear is a strategy regionally and how successful is it?

    The background to the project is the government's strategy to "re-industrialise" Sweden, which includes the Agency's programme "Smart Industry in the Regions." The government wants to strengthen industrial competitiveness by increasing the capacity to implement innovations such as digitisation and automation – which in turn can lead to ensuring workforce expertise professional.

  • 2019-05-08

    Hello there, Sofia Billebo, doctoral student in the CRS graduate school...

    ... you started last autum and aim for a doctorate in human geography. What is the topic of your thesis?

    "I investigate the relationship between humans, animals and the environment – more specifically between humans, wolves and different spatial conditions. I will focus more closely on three districts: the Stockholm area, Värmland and Sápmi – the Sámi people's area, encompassing the northern part of Sweden, southwards as far as Söderhamn in the east across Sweden to Idre in the west."

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