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  • 2021-11-24

    Solar cell research with a new direction

    Over the last decade, perovskites have received much attention in solar cell research all over the world. Perovskite solar cells combine the benefits of the high performance of conventional silicon solar cells and the low cost of polymer-based solar cells. It sounds like a winner, but there is still much research to be made before it is possible to produce perovskite solar cells commercially.

    - Perovskite has a significant potential as a photovoltaic material with high power conversion efficiencies, says Ellen Moons, professor of Physics who is heading the research.

  • 2021-11-23

    New professor specialised on packaging and reduced food waste

    Fredrik Wikström is a newly appointed professor of Energy and Environmental Technology. He conducts research on how packaging can contribute to a sustainable development where less food is wasted. In recent years, this research has been praised and received attention in the media.

    Fredrik Wikström holds a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Physics at Uppsala University and received his PhD in Systems Ecology from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. He has been employed at Karlstad University since 1996 and has been active within CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, for a few years, as the research has gained more of a service and user perspective.

  • 2021-11-22

    Research project will develop new knowledge about how to prevent sexual harassment at the work place

    By focusing on prevention and methods for intervention, researchers Anna Fyrberg Yngfalk and Markus Felleson at CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, hope to contribute with new knowledge.

    The two researchers have received funds from the Nordic Council of Ministers through NIKK, Nordic Information on Gender, in order to analyse how Nordic ideals related to management and organisation affect the work environment for people working in the service sector and in retail.

    "We know that there are significant problems with harassment from customers within service occupations and retail. The issue has received attention, not least thanks to #metoo," says Anna Fyrberg Yngfalk, Associate Professor of Business Administration. 

  • 2021-11-16

    The Business School at Karlstad University receives AACSB accreditation

    A systematic approach to improvement, development, learning, collaboration and feedback to society are important tasks at a modern, ambitious business school. The Business School at Karlstad University has now achieved AACSB accreditation.

    The work with AACSB accreditation is based on the Business School’s mission: "We educate responsible professionals and conduct research with high societal impact".

  • 2021-11-08

    Remote work contributes to a better work-life balance

    Diana Kalfas and Pål Lassen, both students at the Human Resource Management and Work Life study programme at Karlstad Business School, have won an award for their bachelor thesis Employees' experiences of Work-Life Balance and forced telework as a result of a pandemic.

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  • 2021-10-21

    Karlstad University’s spot in international ranking consolidated

    Times Higher Education is one of the world’s most highly regarded university rankings. Karlstad University once again receives a ranking of 801-1000, which is within the same range as previous years.

    This year, approximately 1 600 universities in 99 countries are ranked. It is the largest and most varied university ranking ever made. In order to be ranked, the universities must live up to certain criteria. Four areas are assessed: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

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