• 2023-09-22

    SERVSIG Best Service Article Award to The Service Research Center (CTF) for the second time

    This award recognises “The best article in the service literature published during a calendar year” across international journals. It’s the second time Ingo Karpen (CTF) wins this prestigious award.

    Ingo Karpen, given it’s the second time you receive this prestigious award, why has your research drawn such interest do you think?

  • 2023-09-22

    Hello there Anna Sonesson and Jessica Ekberg...

    ...teachers of the Early Years Education Programme at Karlstad University…you are going to Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia, in October on an ERASMUS exchange. You are also meeting with a commission of the Australian Government tasked with reviewing the country’s preschool education. Tell us more!

    "We have a student exchange agreement with Victoria University and it turned out that there was ERASMUS funding for teachers to visit the university as well, says Anna Sonesson. We jumped at the opportunity and professor Mary-Rose McLaren, who’s the point of contact for our students, will be our contact person also."

    Anna and Jessica are going to visit Victoria University and its campuses in Melbourne and Sydney.

  • 2023-09-19

    Hope and hopeful trends in our contemporary digitalised world at the focus of this year’s Geomedia conference

    This year’s international Geomedia conference is held 20–22 September in Tampere, Finland, under the theme “Digital Geographies of Hope”. Eleven people from Karlstad University will take part in the conference, which is organised in collaboration with Tampere University.

    André Jansson, Professor of Media and Communication Studies and Director of the Center for Geomedia Studies (Geomedia) at Karlstads University, tell us more about the theme “Digital Geographies of Hope”

  • 2023-09-14

    Report filed with the Disciplinary Board

    The situation surrounding the course Intercultural studies: race and whiteness in Sweden, which has attracted a lot of media attention, has led to a report being filed with the Disciplinary Board of Karlstad University.

    The report was entered in the registry on Thursday and will be processed promptly. A request for supplementary documentation has been sent to the person who filed the report.

    Work also continues to ensure a safe work environment for employees and students at the university, including various safety and security measures.

  • 2023-09-12

    The different faces and latency of activism

    - Propaganda is what media and communication research has focused on in Russia – the discourse that I’m looking at was fairly unexplored before the start of the war, says Svetlana Chuikina.

    In her doctoral thesis, “(Re)constructing Russian anti-war movements. From practices of engagement towards frontier infrastructures”, Svetlana Chuikina, doctoral student in Media and Communication Studies at Karlstad University, explores how activism in Russia has been constructed over a ten-year period. Activism that for obvious reasons must operate in the dark.

  • 2023-09-11

    We work to ensure a safe work and study environment

    Karlstad University is currently dealing with a situation that has received a lot of media attention. It is, of course, in the interest of the university to ensure a safe environment for our teachers and students, but any measure we take must comply with our regulations.

    In brief, the situation involves an online activist with an explicitly right-wing nationalist agenda who has been admitted to a course in intercultural studies with a focus on racism. The student’s presence in the course and his comments about the course and the teacher in social media have provoked strong reactions among staff and students as well as the general public.

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