• 2023-03-22

    Climate action by all, for all

    The IPCC sixth assessment synthesis report summary for policymakers was approved yesterday and officially released today. For the very first time, IPCC explicitly recognized and emphasized the role of diverse non-state and subnational actors, and transdisciplinary climate action.

    Starting at the very first page of the synthesis report, the importance of distributed and diverse climate action projects and multilevel and polycentric climate governance for sustaining the reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions was highlighted throughout the report and particularly in section 14.5.

  • 2023-03-20

    Mock trials included in course on tax law

    As part of the law programme at Karlstad Business School, students get to experience a mock trial at Värmland District Court in Karlstad.

    On Friday 10 March, students participated in a mock trial in Karlstad as part of the course Methods in Tax Law. Four groups represented the parties – the Swedish Tax Agency and the person charged with tax fraud. The chief judge, Ulrika Melin, welcomed the students in the court waiting room. After that, the mock trial began.

  • 2023-03-20

    Guest doctoral student found us through EUNICE

    Rihab Balti is in her third year as a computer science PhD student at the Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France, Vallenciennes, France, and the National School of Computer Science, Tunisia. She is visiting the subject of Educational work at Karlstad University, after finding us through the EUNICE university alliance.

    Rihab Balti is researching distance studies and wants to gain a greater understanding of what behaviors and needs students have when it comes to studying online. In order to get a different perspective, she wants to get in touch with teachers and researchers within Educational work, and it turned out that Karlstad University was the only university with connections to EUNICE that has that subject. Rihab Balti contacted the university and received an invitation to visit quite immediately.

  • 2023-03-02

    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. The programme will train 40 curious, problem-solving PhD students in advanced X-ray methods synchrotron methodologies and techniques and their application in tackling current and future societal challenges

    Joining an initiative of this size along with eight other Swedish universities is very significant for us. It puts Karlstad University on the map when it comes to synchotron research, says Ellen Moons, professor of physics and member of the PRISMAS steering group. 

  • 2023-03-01

    Research project with Karlstad municipality set to promote informed choices, prioritisations, and decisions

    The creation of mobility and knowledge exchange is key in any organisation. In the research project Innovation Exchange Karlstad (INEKA), Johan Netz at the Karlstad Business School will learn about the decision-making processes of Karlstad municipality.

    To Johan Netz, senior lecturer in Business Administration at Karlstad Business School and researcher at Service Research Center (CTF), the INEKA project is about advancing knowledge through a novel contextual perspective on research concerning decision-making. To the municipality, it is about developing the organisational knowledge of how the steering of decision-making processes can affect their outcomes.

  • 2023-03-01

    The university’s quality assurance processes work well

    Karlstad University has a well-functioning quality assurance system according to the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ). The overall assessment is that the university meets the requirements of satisfactory quality assurance processes, with some reservations.
    – The overall assessment is that we meet the requirements of a satisfactory system in close to all of the assessment areas, says Acting Vice-Chancellor, Margareta Friman.

    UKÄ’s assessment panel has reviewed the university’s quality-assurance processes for education and research.

    – The panel consists of a group of experts with different specialisations who have looked at our activities and identified many strengths. Everyone in the organisation should be proud. This shows that we have a quality assurance culture that is worth building on, says Margareta Friman.

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