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  • 2021-09-10

    The disconnected work place and new ideals regarding digital well-being

    In her article “The Disconnection Turn: Three facets of disconnective work in post-digital capitalism”, Karin Fast, senior lecturer in Media and Communication Studies, discusses the social consequences of disconnecting invasive media as well as digital detox trends at work places.

    - In short, my article is about the disconnected work place, new ideals regarding how we should be working without online connections and how problems with intrusive - or invasive - media are discussed, explains Karin Fast. The article also mentions new ways of organising and marketing work places and the new forms of digital work which, paradoxically, are driven by the interest in the disconnected.

  • 2021-09-07

    Test environment for 5G, the mobile communication system of the future, is now opened

    DigitalWell Arena and Karlstad University have, together with Telia, built a test environment for businesses, entrepreneurs and others who are developing innovative new services.

    5G is the fifth generation of mobile communication systems, which enables higher capacity and bandwith, as well as shorter response time and latency. The improvements facilitate the development of services within healthcare, industry and gaming.

  • 2021-08-20

    On-campus and distance education, autumn semester 2021 at Karlstad University

    The autumn semester at Karlstad University starts on 30 August. New students at study programmes, where the student groups are not too large, are prioritised to start the semester on campus.

    International students will also be taught on campus. If possible, second-year students will gradually be offered on-campus teaching during the fall, as long as the groups are not too big.

    – We are prioritising new students for on-campus education, and we are looking into ways in which we can offer last year’s students more opportunities to study on campus. It feels good that we are starting to sense a return to normality, says Johan Sterte, vice-chancellor at Karlstad University.

  • 2021-08-16

    CTF celebrates 35th anniversary with a seminar series in the footsteps of service research

    CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, is celebrating 35 years at Karlstad University with a seminar series on service research. The seminar series starts on August 26 and is open to everyone.

    "First out is CTF's founder, Professor Bo Edvardsson, who will take us back to 1986 and tell us how it all started when a couple of researchers at the former Karlstad University College, decided to invest in service research, until today when CTF is one of the foremost in the field. He will also be looking ahead on CTF’s role in the coming years, says Per Kristensson, professor and director of CTF.

  • 2021-06-24

    International project to improve the internet connection for everyone

    Karlstad University and Deutsche Telekom are collaborating on a project intended to improve the internet connection for users. The goal is for the technology to be incorporated into every mobile phone within five years.

    Mobile phones use 4G, 5G, and Wi-Fi to access the internet. The project called MultiAccess will tie them together in a flexible way and thus improve the connection.  

  • 2021-06-24

    New graduate school on gifted pupils to receive sizeable grant from the Swedish Research Council

    Swedish schools often receive criticism for failing to provide optimal stimulation for pupils who have no problem achieving the learning objectives. There is a need for in-depth knowledge about gifted pupils and the government therefore recently tasked the National Agency for Education with mapping out needs and developing initiatives for the education of gifted pupils. Recently, a new graduate school with Karlstad University at the helm has been approved for a sizeable grant from the Swedish Research Council. Nine doctoral students will study and build capacity for these needs in the Swedish education system.

    The graduate school, which will be inaugurated in the autumn of 2021, is a collaboration between Karlstad University, Mälardalen University, and Stockholm University and has received nearly SEK 40 million from the Swedish Research Council. The aim of the graduate school is to build capacity in Sweden in terms of research on inclusive teaching for gifted pupils. It will be active for five years as a continuation of a Nordic research collaboration and will include a wider circle of leading international expertise.

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