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  • 2020-10-29

    Graduate school a future of groundbreaking research

    Two doctoral students from Karlstad University participated in the first meeting of the WASP-HS graduate school, when 35 doctoral students from a number of Swedish universities gathered to discuss and dive deeper in artificial intelligence and the humanities and social sciences.

    The meeting was a two-day virtual event with the purpose to introduce the topics and visions of WASP-HS and to get to know each other.

    The doctoral students hold positions at the Swedish universities which are members of one of the 16 research projects that are run in the WASP-HS program. The graduate school will build a community where the research students can learn from each other and support each other through their PhD studies, as well as during their continued careers by means of alumni activities.

  • 2020-10-27

    Process modelling for more efficient pulp and paper manufacturing

    Integrated paperboard manufacturing consists of a number of unit processes that continuously generate large amounts of process data. Manufacturing is energy-intensive and variations must be taken into account to achieve the optimal production process. A new thesis at Karlstad University shows how different mathematical models can be applied to the processes in aspects of improved product quality and reduced energy use.

    “I have studied the conditions that exist for statistical and mechanistic models for predicting pulp and paperboard properties and for increased energy efficiency”, says Daniel Ekbåge, who successfully defended his doctoral thesis on process modelling in pulp and paper manufacturing.

  • 2020-10-27

    The university remains partially open

    The mixed form of teaching will continue to apply during the spring term 2021. Priority will be given to first-year students enrolled in campus-based programmes at undergraduate and master’s level, as well as activities involving international students, following a new decision effective from 26 October 2020 on continuing to keep campus partially open.

    Programme coordinators will be asked to identify courses where on-campus teaching would be possible with regard to the Public Health Agency’s recommendations. Course components that are crucial for the students’ progression and that must take place on campus and examinations that cannot be turned into a take-home examination will be prioritised next, regardless of when in the course or programme they take place. Planning for study period 5 will not be affected by the decision but remains the same.

  • 2020-10-21

    VIPP Graduate School about to reach finishing line

    VIPP Graduate School, which started in 2011, will reach the finishing line at the end of 2020. The occasion is celebrated with an event in connection with Papermakers Light on 12 November.

    “During this year, we will work hard to complete all projects and create conditions that will enable all our doctoral students to graduate”, says Magnus Lestelius, professor of chemical engineering and new programme director of VIPP Graduate School. “We are going to make use of our experiences from the graduate school as we plan for the future and continued collaborations with the business sector. We hope that the event will be a memorable occasion, as well as the start of something new.”

  • 2020-10-12

    Excessive data access from apps – a threat to individual privacy

    Nurul Momen, doctoral student at the Department of Computer Science at Karlstad University, has investigated whether apps’ data access takes user integrity into account.

    Let’s say, purely hypothetically, that there is an app for washing your hands. You start it for the first time and an interface shows on the screen saying: “Permission required to access water”. You press “Allow” and use the app to wash your hands. When you are done, you put the phone back in your pocket. But now you are not sure whether you remembered to revoked the permission to access water. Is it still running?

  • 2020-10-12

    Analysis method crucial for correct results in coronavirus research

    Researchers in analytical chemistry at Karlstad University have published an article on the analysis of how the coronavirus attaches to receptors in the human body. They argue that existing research in the field has drawn incorrect conclusions due to simplified calculation methods.

    “We were interested in using our new advanced method of calculating interactions on surfaces, which Patrik Forssén, doctor of data processing, developed in collaboration with us to contribute to a better understanding of the infection mechanisms of Covid-19”, says Torgny Fornstedt, professor of analytical chemistry. “However, we were not able to perform Covid-19 experiments at short notice, including taking into account all safety aspects, and we also needed a test case for research applications.”

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