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Bioeconomy Research Makes IVA’s 100 List
The research on energy efficient paper manufacturing processes was selected for the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences’ 100 list.
Major PhD student network launched in partnership with MAX IV
PRISMAS, PhD Research and Innovation in Synchrotron Methods and Applications in Sweden, is a new doctoral programme that will train the next generation of synchotron experts at MAX IV.
Research on work conditions in the equine sector
Combining a personal passion with work poses certain challenges, like setting boundaries.
The Climate Long Game: An urgent call for an action research agenda
In a recently published perspective article in the prestigious journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers put forward an agenda for integrated climate catastrophe assessment, emphasizing the need for in-depth understanding of climate change induced mass human mortality and even extinction.
A delayed visit
Stefanija Klaric from Darwin, Australia was supposed to visit us three years ago, but then the pandemic happened.
Study and career guidance
Are you considering studying at Karlstad University? Our study and career counsellors can help you.
The Grants and Innovation Office (GIO) has the task of supporting research co-operation between the university and companies, organisations, and authorities.
Swedes experience a decrease in innovativeness after the pandemic according to the Swedish Innovation Index
The capacity for innovation has decreased according the latest results by the Swedish Innovation Index where the Service Research Center (CTF) at Karlstad University asked thousands of customers to rank the innovativeness of Swedish companies, organisations and authorities. Ikea is seen as the most innovative Swedish company, whereas Lyko ranks at the top in terms of digitalisation, which is an important factor in the way innovativeness is perceived by the customer.
This is the fourth time that the Service Research Center (CTF) at Karlstad University presents the Swedish Innovation Index to demonstrate the innovativeness of companies, organisations and authorities from a customer perspective.
Full house 13–14 June
On 13–14 June, Karlstad University hosts Framtidens Lärande Väst (Future Learning West). The event is fully booked, which means that more than 2,000 people will be attending. Note: We recommend that you bring your own lunch box and that you bear in mind that the parking area might be busy. Two rows of the parking area north of the library are reserved for the 2-day event.
How can municipalities, schools and teachers create successful school development in a digital age? And how can research contribute? These are examples of some of the issues that will be discussed 13–14 June when teachers and school heads, researchers, teacher educators and actors from all over the country meet at Karlstad University.
A book about journalistic autonomy wins prestigious award
Henrik Örnebring and Michael Karlsson, both professors in media and communication studies, have won the 2023 Tankard Book Award.
Tell us about “Journalistic Autonomy: The Genealogy of a Concept”, your co-authored and award-winning book.
- Independence, or autonomy as we refer to it in the book, is a key ideal in journalism, says Michael Karlsson. That is true in Sweden as well as abroad.
REAL – training for future research leaders
In a joint initiative between Karlstad University, Mälardalen University, Mid Sweden University and Linnaeus University, future research leaders are trained in the leadership programme REAL, Research Leader Initiative Programme. The course equips future research leaders with important lessons, and facilitate exchanges of experiences across subject and university boundaries.
The purpose of the REAL leadership programme is to introduce leadership in a research context, in preparation for future assignments as research leaders. The participants have been selected through a nomination process internally at each faculty.
After completing the programme, participants will be able to:
Edge Computing – an emerging research field
Edge computing is one of the drivers for future industries and a fundamental component in 5G networks, says Professor Javid Taheri. He has recently published a reference book on the subject, Edge Intelligence: From Theory to Practice. The book provides a valuable introduction to a nascent field of research.
What are the current shortcomings of cloud computing systems that Edge Computing solves?
Research Project on Forest-Based Bioeconomy Makes IVA’s 100 List
The research on more energy efficient paper manufacturing processes – headed by Björn Sjöstrand – was selected for the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences’ (IVA) the 100 list of 2023. This year’s list emphasises research projects related to climate change transformation, energy production, welfare technology, cyber security and crisis preparedness.
– I feel very honored that my research is on this year’s list, says Björn Sjöstrand, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Karlstad University. I’m excited about representing forest industry research and Pro2BE at Karlstad University at such a significant international platform, as well as about networking possibilities and potential opportunities for more support in from IVA on future projects.