• 2024-04-22

    Medal for Excellencies in Research

    Salman Raza Naqvi, senior lecturer in chemical engineering, has been awarded a medal by the Government of Pakistan for his research.

    I feel very honored and it was a nice ceremony where I got to receive the award that was presented by the president at a ceremony where many prominent scientists were honored, says Salman Raza Naqvi.

  • 2024-04-22

    Judith Kiros receives her third literary award

    Judith Kiros, PhD student in English Literature at Karlstad University, has been awarded Sveriges Radios Lyrikpris 2024 for her poetry book “Det röda är det gränslösa”.
    – It means a lot to me, says a very happy Judith Kiros.

    This is the third literary award that Judith Kiros has received in short succession for her poetry book. At the end of last year, she was awarded both Svenska Dagbladets litteraturpris and Mare Kandrepriset.

    Sveriges Radios Lyrikpris has been awarded since 1958. It is the oldest poetry prize in Sweden and subsequently one of the most reputable.

  • 2024-04-19

    Research duo focuses on the value of literature

    The majority of all fictional writing is eventually forgotten by history. Only a few works and authorships become immortal. Why is that? What is it that generates and inhibits literary value? These are questions that Anna Forssberg and Anna Linzie try to answer in their research.

    Anna Forssberg is a docent in Comparative Literature and Anna Linzie is a senior lecturer in English at Karlstad University. Both of them are members of the research group for cultural studies, Kufo, and have been conducting research together since 2020. 

  • 2024-04-17

    Increase in number of applicants for Karlstad University

    The total number of programme applicants has increased by eight per cent for the autumn semester 2024. There is also a nine per cent increase in first choice applicants.

    The Behavioural Science Programme is among the top ten degree programmes at Karlstad University, which is a newly established programme at the university. The programme attracted 873 applicants, of which 116 are first choice applicants.

  • 2024-04-15

    Redevelopment of the square outside House 11 has begun

    The square outside House 11 is being redeveloped. Akademiska hus has already taken the initial steps by taking soil samples. In week 16, the real work begins.
    – Together with Akademiska hus, we look forward to opening this new space at the start of the autumn semester, says Campus Director, Olle Lilliestierna.

    The redevelopment is estimated be ongoing from week 16 until week 22, that is, until the end of May/June, and may cause minor, temporary disruptions.

    – But it will not interfere with exams, for example. We have a dialogue with Akademiska hus and noisy parts of the construction are planned at times that will minimise disruption to university activities, says Olle Lilliestierna.

  • 2024-04-10

    The library building was evacuated after a fire alarm

    At lunchtime on Wednesday, the fire alarm went off in building 1E, which was evacuated, as was the adjacent Transformum. The alarm was due to the development of smoke in Café Selma.

    – Something went wrong when they were cooking pasta and smoke triggered the fire alarm, says Jan Gambring, head of security at the university.

    At the alarm, building 1E, that is, the building with the University Library and Aula Magna, and also the Transformum in building 1A next door, were evacuated.

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