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  • 2019-04-17

    Lars Järnström is retiring

    Lars Järnström, professor of coating technology, came to Karlstad University in 1999 and has been involved in building the current strong research environment for fibre-based processes and products. Now retirement is approaching but he will continue working at the university as senior professor.

    Lars Järnström's research centres mainly on environment-friendly surface treatment of fibre-based packaging materials. His aim is to contribute to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, plastic waste, food waste as well as to making production processes more efficient. Lars Järnström is also the head and co-founder of the industrial graduate school VIPP, which is short for Values Created in Fibre- Based Processes and Products.

  • 2019-04-02

    New project will make smart devices and environments more secure

    Smart devices present many problems regarding security and privacy. It is for instance possible to track people and map their activities. A new project involving researchers from Karlstad University will investigate these problems with the aim of increasing the security and privacy of next generation smart devices and environments.

    “When you use smart devices, you usually have to enter a number of personal details collected from you, sometimes for no apparent reason,” says Simone Fischer-Hübner, professor in Computer Science at Karlstad University. “Why does my lighting app need to know my name, address and email address to work? Often we need to provide unnecessary information. Through this project, we hope to develop a prototype for different components that can safeguard privacy. In this way, we can show that it is actually possible to do things in a privacy-friendly way.”

  • 2019-04-01

    Importance of adapted teaching for highly gifted pupils

    Statistically, 1–2 pupils in each primary school class are highly gifted. This means that these pupils usually can learn and remember new information more easily, and can process it more quickly than their classmates can. How should teachers adapt their teaching so that these pupils also are stimulated and can develop? Elisabeth Mellroth has examined the possibilities and challenges identified by mathematics teachers in including highly gifted pupils.

    Swedish schools aim to be inclusive. Nevertheless, there is a group of pupils who frequently just “sit through” their schooldays. This happens because they already know the topic being taught, teaching progresses too slowly, or teaching is at too low a level for them.

  • 2019-03-29

    Driving forces for a sustainable transition to bioeconomy

    How do we increase the pace of the transition to a sustainable bioeconomy? What are the driving forces and what do the challenges look like? Some are about innovation and new technological solutions, but equally important is to change rules and frameworks at the global, national and regional level. That people need to meet and exchange knowledge, experiences and build networks is a necessity. The conference People and networks matter - enabling sustainable bioeconomy transition in Karlstad on 27-28 March, constituted an arena for both networking, exchanging knowledge - and creating policy.

    Nordregio's Karen Refsgaard, Research Director, stated that local networks with different stakeholders play an important role in the organization of the work in order to develop a sustainable bioeconomy.

  • 2019-03-26

    Health risks associated with mixtures of man-made chemicals are underestimated

    The cocktail of man-made chemicals that we are exposed to daily is a health risk which current regulations and risk assessment overlook. This is the conclusion of the EU Horizon 2020 EDC-MixRisk project that is now being presented.

    We are exposed to a large number of man-made chemicals in our everyday life. This creates combinations of chemical mixtures, to which we are subjected during our whole lifespan. Current risk assessment and management practices, however, focus mainly on exposure to single substances. Exposure to hazardous substances, especially endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), during the foetal period is of particular concern, as it can lead to irreversible changes in the development of organs and tissues and increased susceptibility to diseases later in life.

  • 2019-03-20

    Network meeting and course in co-production of knowledge: On digitization, value and business processes

    Network meeting, guest lecture, part of course – and what's more, co-production of knowledge. When process orientation in practice was on the agenda, around 50 participants from different companies, organisations and Business School IT students attended the meeting.

    On 8 March, students and professionals spent the whole morning focusing on process orientation, digitization and how best to create value. The event was a network meeting for process orientation in practice (PoP) and Swedish Association for Quality in the Värmland, Dalsland, and Örebro regions, as well as part of the course Business Development with a Process and Multi-Party Perspective for students in IT design, IT, project management and business systems. The aim was to acquire knowledge, be inspired and not least to produce knowledge together.

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