• 2024-05-27

    Student at Elite Sports University won gold medal in weightlifting at the European Junior Championships

    Axel Isberg, 19 years old, a student at the Elite Sports University, Karlstad University, recently became the European champion in equipped powerlifting at the Junior European Championships in Luxembourg. This marks the third time he has achieved this feat, having also won gold medals at the European Championships in 2022 and 2021.

    In total, he lifted nearly a ton and set junior records in three events. Congratulations!

    "Thank you, it was fun; it’s just as enjoyable every time. I lifted 390 kg in squat, 220 kg in bench press, and 325 kg in deadlift. In equipped powerlifting, we use a squat suit that supports the body and tightly wraps the knees for additional support. It provides more assistance than classic powerlifting, where I lift 330 kg in squat."

  • 2024-05-24

    Hello there, Fanny Andersson, student at the Music Teacher Programme...

    You and an ensemble from Musikhögskolan Ingesund traditionally played during the Polar Music Prize earlier this week.

    Where and when did you play in connection to the award ceremony?

    “We played at the beginning of the red carpet outside the Grand Hotel as all the guests arrived, from 4:00 PM and for a good hour until the royal family arrived. 

    How did it feel to play for all of Sweden’s music elite, as well as for the award winners and other musicians who flew in?

  • 2024-05-24

    Cybersecurity researcher have developed new protection against AI analysis

    Researcher Tobias Pulls from the Department of Computer Science at Karlstad University, together with the Gothenburg-based company Mullvad VPN, has developed a new protection named DAITA ("Defense against AI-guided Traffic Analysis").

    The protection against the rapid AI development in traffic analysis is available in Mullvad's VPN app on various platforms throughout the year, which has over a million downloads worldwide.

  • 2024-05-22

    Ingesund student successful in international music competition

    The student and pianist Gabriele Strata has achieved great success at the prestigious 2024 Concours Musical International de Montréal, CMIM. He has been awarded the competition’s second prize, as well as the audience award and chamber music prize, marking a significant milestone in his musical career.

    Gabriele Strata is studying on the one-year Artist Diploma course at Musikhögskolan Ingesund, a post-master course dedicated to artistic development for world-class artists. Under the guidance of Professor Julia Mustonen-Dahlkvist and other distinguished teachers, he has refined his craft and demonstrated exceptional artistry and technical skill.

  • 2024-05-22

    Research team tests new circular fertilizer for plants and woodland

    The research project is about testing a new type of forest fertilizer, based on nutrient-rich industrial residues from pulp and paper mills. This closes the circle by making use of residual products and returning nutrients to growing plants and woodland.

    – Our project group includes several companies, universities and organisations, says Maria Sandberg, docent in Environmental and Energy Systems at Karlstad University. She is also the research leader of the collaborative project behind the development of a new type of fertilizer for growing forests, called enriched hydrocoal.

  • 2024-05-22

    SUHF releases statement regarding protests on university campuses

    Last week, protesters set up tents on Karlstad University campus grounds and the protest is still ongoing. Similar demonstrations are taking place at several Swedish higher education institutions and the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions (SUHF) has now released a statement about the situation.

    In the statement, released on Tuesday 21 May 21, SUHF writes that the war between Israel and Hamas has stirred strong emotions and that Sweden’s higher education institutions are strongly committed to the importance of freedom of expression and academic freedom.

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