• 2023-10-04

    This year’s Academic Celebration reflects passion for research

    The Academic Celebration is one of the biggest events of the year at Karlstad University and a long-standing tradition. On 20 October it is time again and this year we celebrate passion for research – with great pomp and ceremony we will promote our new doctors, award honorary doctorates and inaugurate our new professors. We will also pay attention to this year’s docents and adjunct professors.

    Research requires an unconditional interest in your field of expertise, a willingness and drive that take you through months of hard work before finally reaching your goal of a doctoral thesis or research paper. A passionate story that requires complete focus. In the noise of today’s society, science has perhaps never been more important and researchers are needed now more than ever. Therefore, the theme of this year’s Academic Celebration is passion.

  • 2023-09-29

    Karlstad University and Dizparc are launching a new research project in cyber security

    With an ever-escalating threat scenario, more companies and organizations are beginning to conduct active cyber security work and the demand for competence in the field is steadily increasing. Dizparc Secured and Karlstad University are joining forces and offer a new position that combines part-time work as a cyber security consultant with postgraduate training and a future doctoral degree.

    The initiative is carried out together with other partners within the Industrial Graduate School in Cyber ​​Security (SIGS-CyberSec), co-financed by the KK Foundation, and the plan is for a total of 8 people to become part of the 5-year program that will be launched in the fall of 2023. Today, the recruitment of a new employee is in full swing with a planned start of employment in December. An appointed supervisor from Karlstad University will support along the way and shares the high expectations of the future collaboration.

  • 2023-09-28

    Young people do not learn enough about economics in school

    Both as individuals and citizens of society, we are affected by economics in many different ways and through decisions at various levels. This means that knowledge of economics is a prerequisite to be able to participate and live in a democracy in a qualified way. A new doctoral thesis examines what this particularly important knowledge is and how well prepared social studies teachers are to teach this economic content.

    So, what type of economic knowledge should schools teach to equip our young people for adulthood? And how should we equip our future teachers to be able to teach this content? The thesis seeks answers to these questions through four separate studies. Two of the studies look at what type of knowledge economic scholars believe social studies should cover and what is covered in textbooks. The other two studies deal with the prerequisites of prospective social studies teachers for teaching economics in upper secondary school.

  • 2023-09-26

    Can you compete in robotics?

    The answer is yes. The university engineer student Carl Törnberg was part of a team that won a second prize during his internship in Japan at Ritsumeikan University.

    - I have been interning at Ritsumeikan University in Japan since the beginning of 2023, and this summer, it was time for a robotics competition with the team I am part of here, says Carl Törnberg, a student in the electrical engineering program.

  • 2023-09-22

    SERVSIG Best Service Article Award to The Service Research Center (CTF) for the second time

    This award recognises “The best article in the service literature published during a calendar year” across international journals. It’s the second time Ingo Karpen (CTF) wins this prestigious award.

    Ingo Karpen, given it’s the second time you receive this prestigious award, why has your research drawn such interest do you think?

  • 2023-09-22

    Hello there Anna Sonesson and Jessica Ekberg...

    ...teachers of the Early Years Education Programme at Karlstad University…you are going to Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia, in October on an ERASMUS exchange. You are also meeting with a commission of the Australian Government tasked with reviewing the country’s preschool education. Tell us more!

    "We have a student exchange agreement with Victoria University and it turned out that there was ERASMUS funding for teachers to visit the university as well, says Anna Sonesson. We jumped at the opportunity and professor Mary-Rose McLaren, who’s the point of contact for our students, will be our contact person also."

    Anna and Jessica are going to visit Victoria University and its campuses in Melbourne and Sydney.

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