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  • 2022-01-18

    Focus on the dynamics of law in cross-border cooperation

    The border between Sweden and Norway presents a number of legal challenges. Students enrolled in the law programme have come a long way in mapping potential issues.

    What are the police authorised to do on each side of the border between Sweden and Norway? What are the differences between the legislations of the two countries? And how can we achieve manageable and practicable cross-border cooperation?

    The inauguration of the common border police station Morokulien in northern Värmland is preceded by many questions. Here are a few of the questions that have arisen:

  • 2022-01-18

    Carbon Nanotubes – the New Black

    Carbon nanotubes are of great interest in both scientific research and commercial applications thanks to the unique properties of the material. A new thesis at Karlstad University looks at how the atomic structure influences the different properties of the material.

    - At the moment, there are too few measuring standards and no proper classification system for carbon nanotubes, says Mattias Flygare, recently qualified doctor of physics who just published his thesis. I have studied the effect of crystallinity on different properties, such as the bending stiffness and electrical conductivity of the tubes. We know that if the tubes had a perfect atomic structure, these properties would be outstanding, however, this is rarely the case in reality.

  • 2022-01-14

    Launch of new courses for professionals

    CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, are expanding their range of flexible courses for professionals. Registration is now open for courses in digitalisation, customer journey and idea management, two of which are offered for the first time. The courses will start at the end of January and registration is open until 18 January.

    Registration is now open for the first courses of the spring term aimed at working professionals. More courses will be available later in the year.

  • 2022-01-11

    Research on more efficient organic solar cells

    The research on organic solar cells at Karlstad University takes another step forward, thanks to a research grant from the Swedish Research Council.

    - We are going to study the molecular interactions between the electron donating and the electron accepting molecules, says Ellen Moons, Professor of Physics and leader for the research project. We believe that this interaction is crucial for both the structure formation and charge transfer at the interface between donor and acceptor, and that it affects the efficiency of the solar cells.

  • 2021-12-10

    The importance of cooperation when managing customer complaints

    In his doctoral thesis, Proactivity in Service Failure and Service Recovery, Jasenko Arsenovic has focused on the process of managing customer complaints.

    Taking care of your customers is at the core of the retail business. A greeting or just a friendly smile can make people open their wallets a little bit more. The first 30 seconds in a store is crucial for the customer’s impression of the place. But it is possible to rectify a bad first impression.

  • 2021-12-06

    Edgardo Luna: CIDD Double Degree Scholarship Second-prize winner 2021

    Edgardo Luna is from El Salvador and has also lived in Mexico. Thanks to the double degree programme in Mathematics with Karlstad University and Università degli Studi dell’Aquila he has now also experienced living in Italy and Sweden.

    - During the programme, I became fluent in Italian and learnt the basics of Swedish. At the moment, I am working as an academic writer for a university back in El Salvador. The next step in my career is to study a PhD.

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