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  • 2020-09-18

    High ranking for Media and Communication Studies

    Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is considered one of the most observed university rankings in the world. Media and Communication Studies at Karlstad University received an impressive ranking position in the span 76–100.

    This type of list serves as a source for prospective students and people applying for jobs at universities. The fact that Media and Communication Studies ended up in the ranking 76–100 (second place in Sweden, fourth in the Nordic countries and 21st place in Europe) is a clear feather in the cap for Karlstad University in general and the subject in particular.

    Michael Karlsson, head of subject and professor in media and communication studies at the Department of Geography, Media and Communication, is proud of the ranking.

  • 2020-09-04

    Karlstad University maintains its position in international ranking

    Times Higher Education World University Rankings is considered one of the most observed university rankings in the world. Karlstad University ranks in the span 801-1000, which is the same as last year.

    This year, the ranking includes just over 1,500 universities in 93 countries and it is the largest and most varied university ranking ever conducted. In order to qualify for the ranking, the universities must meet certain criteria and four core areas are assessed: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

    “It is pleasing that we are included in the ranking once again”, says Thomas Blom, Pro-Vice-Chancellor at Karlstad University.

  • 2020-08-26

    Researchers nominated for Sustainability Initiative of the Year at the Swedish Grocery Retailers Gala 2020

    Helén Williams and Fredrik Wikström at CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, conduct research about the role of packaging in reducing food waste. Research that has led to a nomination at “Dagligvarugalan 2020, for their contributions to the grocery retail industry, as one of three finalists in the category "Sustainability Initiative of the Year". The gala is arranged for the twelfth year by the grocery industry magazine Fri Köpenskap.

    "Today, food waste accounts for about 6-8 percent of the global climate impact. All measures taken to reduce food waste make a big difference and take us one step closer to reaching the Paris Agreement," says Helén Williams, Associate Professor of Environmental and Energy Systems. "Packaging that protects the food from production until it is on our plates is fundamental, and we hope that our research can make an impact."

  • 2020-08-18

    Everyone can contribute to climate action

    Achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement and related sustainability initiatives will require halving of global greenhouse gas emissions each decade from now on through to 2050, when net zero emissions should be achieved. The recent article by the assistant Professor Avit K. Bhowmik from Risk and Environmental Studies, in Environmental Research Letters shows how everyone on this planet can effectively contribute to climate action.

    The article present a new "Powers of 10" logarithmic framework and demonstrate its potential as a practical tool for decision makers and change agents at multiple scales to inform and catalyze engagement and actions, complementing and adding nuance to existing frameworks.

    Heres a short movie about the article:

  • 2020-06-29

    Per Hurtig new docent in computer science

    Per Hurtig is the most recent docent at the Department of Computer Science. His research is about making communication on the internet faster and more efficient.

    - The number of connected units has increased tremendously in recent years, which in turn has sharpened the quality requirements considerably”, says Per Hurtig. “Both applications and users now depend on higher quality in terms of faster connection and less delays. My research is very much about how users of connected devices, such as mobile phones, can have a better experience.

    Three focus areas
    Since his thesis defence in 2012, Per’s work has been focused on three areas that reflect mobile usage and its development in society.

  • 2020-06-25

    New collaborative initiative will promote coordination and development in health care

    CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, is one of the initiators of a new arena for learning and experimentation to support the transition of the health care initiative towards a more person centered and integrated care. The initiative is conducted in cooperation with Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKR), Experio Lab Sweden, Design at Linköping University and the City of Helsingborg.

    The actors will together with municipalities and regions create a neutral arena for co-creation, develop new work routines, and learn about the complex challenges that are linked to health and the development of person-centered and integrated care. The work focuses on doing, but also on the development of governance and management that can support the transition.

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