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  • 2020-06-29

    Per Hurtig new docent in computer science

    Per Hurtig is the most recent docent at the Department of Computer Science. His research is about making communication on the internet faster and more efficient.

    - The number of connected units has increased tremendously in recent years, which in turn has sharpened the quality requirements considerably”, says Per Hurtig. “Both applications and users now depend on higher quality in terms of faster connection and less delays. My research is very much about how users of connected devices, such as mobile phones, can have a better experience.

    Three focus areas
    Since his thesis defence in 2012, Per’s work has been focused on three areas that reflect mobile usage and its development in society.

  • 2020-06-25

    New collaborative initiative will promote coordination and development in health care

    CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, is one of the initiators of a new arena for learning and experimentation to support the transition of the health care initiative towards a more person centered and integrated care. The initiative is conducted in cooperation with Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKR), Experio Lab Sweden, Design at Linköping University and the City of Helsingborg.

    The actors will together with municipalities and regions create a neutral arena for co-creation, develop new work routines, and learn about the complex challenges that are linked to health and the development of person-centered and integrated care. The work focuses on doing, but also on the development of governance and management that can support the transition.

  • 2020-06-11

    Teaching on campus for new programme students

    The fall semester 2020 can start with campus teaching for new students on programs, has the Vice Chancellor Johan Sterte decided. Elements that are crucial for student progression and must be implemented on campus, will also be prioritized.

    But the start this fall will not be quite as usual. The Public Health Authority's guidelines on distance and hand hygiene still applies - stay at home when you feel unwell, wash your hands often and keep your distance to others.

    - It feels good to offer new programme students a start on campus. At the same time we will make sure to start in a responsible way. It is important that everyone follows the guidelines of the Public Health Authority - stay at home when you feel unwell, wash your hands often and keep your distance to others, says Vice-Chancellor Johan Sterte.

  • 2020-06-03

    What impact does the Corona pandemic have on elderly’s daily travel?

    How do the elderly travel before, during and after the Corona pandemic, and what consequences does it have for energy efficient and sustainable travel? Researchers at CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, will study this in an ongoing project which now receives additional funding from the Swedish Energy Agency. The project is carried out in collaboration with actors in the Nordic countries and will be completed in 2022.

    The research project "Potential for energy efficient travel in an aging population" receives an additional 1.4 million SEK from the Swedish Energy Agency, and one additional year’s extension, to study how the current Corona pandemic is affecting the elderly’s daily travel.

  • 2020-06-01

    Faster and Greener Purification Process with Carbon Dioxide

    In order for pharmaceuticals to be safe, they must be clean of pollutants. Carbon dioxide can be used to make the purification process more environmentally friendly, which may seem paradoxical since carbon dioxide is usually associated with a negative climate impact. However, if carbon dioxide is recovered from other existing processes and if the use of environmentally hazardous organic solvents is reduced, large gains can be made both economically and environmentally.

    “More knowledge of how the separation system works makes it easier to predict how to design an optimal system,” says Emelie Glenne, who recently defended her doctoral thesis in chemistry.

    Chromatography is a separation technique used both to purify samples and to analyse which substances a sample contains. The method is based on the substances to be separated being distributed between a stationary and a mobile phase. In her thesis, Emelie Glenne has focused on so-called supercritical fluid chromatography, SFC.

  • 2020-05-29

    Universities may open campuses

    The Public Health Agency and the Government announced on May 29 that Swedish universities will be able to open their campuses from June 15, 2020. This means that summer courses and the autumn term can be conducted on campus as far as possible, based on the recommendations of the Public Health Agency.

    Johan Sterte, vice chancellor of Karlstad University, followed the government's press conference and is pleased with the news.

    - It feels great that we can open again for education and examination on campus during the summer, but, of course, within the limits set by the Public Health Authority. It is of utmost importance for those who will start or continue their studies next term, says Vice-Chancellor Johan Sterte. I am happy to welcome all students, current and new, welcome back this summer and autumn!

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