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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.
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.
Karlstad University starts a new master's program
Karlstad University receives grant of 2 million SEK from the Knowledge Foundation to develop a high in-demand Master’s programme in data-driven mechanical engineering.
- There is an increasing demand for this type of programme, says Anton Tkachuk, Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering and project manager in the development of the Master’s programme. The challenge is to create a degree programme that addresses areas such as data-driven approach and digitalisation tools.
Karlstad University joins CoARA
On 22 May, Acting Vice-Chancellor, Margareta Friman, signed an agreement that Karlstad University joins CoARA, the Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment.
CoARA was established at the initiative of the European Commission together with Science Europe and the European University Association. The objective is to reform the research assessment system and create an international consensus so that researchers do not get caught between the requirements and priorities of different systems. For example, one system may reward open access publications, while another system rewards publications in a limited number of high-status channels.
Physics research receives positive response in review by the Swedish Research Council
The Swedish Research Council has conducted a review of physics research conducted at Karlstad University and 11 other higher education institutions. An independent evaluation panel, consisting of 14 international experts, has evaluated the research based on its scientific quality and societal impact.
- I represent the physics discipline here at Karlstad University and I feel that the Swedish Research Council’s review was a positive experience both in terms of the process and the outcome, says Marcus Berg, Professor of Physics. The review had the explicit purpose of evaluating Swedish physics research as a whole and in relation to other countries, not handing out “relative grades” within Sweden.