• 2023-11-30

    Speaking the language of tipping points

    Avit Bhowmik, Assistant Professor in Risk and Environmental Studies, who is going to attend COP28 in Dubai, which starts today, reflects on the SB meeting in Bonn.

    The annual Conference of Parties (COP) 28 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that will be hosted by Dubai is knocking at the door. Almost everyone who keeps an eye on climate change policy at the global level is by now familiar with COPs. It’s held every November or December and on a different continent each year.

  • 2023-11-28

    A new era for collaborative industrial robots

    The industry of today and tomorrow requires modern technology where cooperation takes place between people, between people and machines, and between machines. Machines can monitor themselves, analyse results and autonomously optimise operating conditions and production. The result is greater efficiency and productivity. A new era of industrial robots that can work side by side with humans in above all different forms of small component assembly and material handling has already begun. An international collaboration project in this field was presented at a workshop at Karlstad University.

    - During the workshop, we presented an overall introduction to the EU programme Industry 5.0 and the Japan programme Society 5.0, says Jorge Solis, docent in electrical engineering. Industry 5.0 shall, through research and innovation, lead to a more sustainable and human-centred European industry. Society 5.0 envisions a human-centered society that balances economic progress with the solution of social problems through a system that highly integrates cyber and physical space.

  • 2023-11-24

    Research on young people with ASD

    Andrea Schalley, Professor of English Linguistics at Karlstad University, has been granted funding from the Swedish Research Council for the 4-year research project “Swedish or English? – Language preference and linguistic skills of high-functioning students within Autism Spectrum Disorder”.
    – It feels amazing, says Andrea Schalley.

    She started taking an interest in questions related to how high-functioning students within Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) use their first and second languages in 2016.

  • 2023-11-23

    Six years after #metoo – this is what research shows

    Research findings from Karlstad University were presented at a conference in Oslo.
    - As always when it comes to changing cultures, it is important to be persistent and not give up, says Markus Fellesson from the Center for Service Research (CTF).

    Markus Fellesson and Anna Fyrberg-Yngfalk, researchers at the Service Research Center (CTF) and Karlstad Business School, you recently participated in the conference “Prevent and Intervene – Ending Sexual Harassment at Work” in Oslo.

  • 2023-11-23

    Circular project shows that the products and services of the future are smart and attractive

    Christmas is just around the corner, there are lots of presents to buy and endless opportunities to get swept up in a shopping spree. This can make it hard to resist the avalanche of advertisements, such as the campaigns leading up to Black Friday. As a counteraction, a sustainable alternative has made a successful entrance in a local shopping centre in Karlstad, and Karlstad University is there to conduct research.

    Emma Sundh is the project leader of Rundgång – a mini shopping centre that promotes a circular economy and is anything but your ordinary flea market.

  • 2023-11-23

    Samhällsnytta at Karlstad University leads the way with knowledge about major societal challenges

    Samhällsnytta turns service research into practical activity. The idea is to help the government and Swedish authorities tackle major societal challenges.

    Samhällsnytta AB was founded in 2021 and has developed into a national meeting place for actors at various levels in community building.

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