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  • 2020-11-20

    Working and studying from home continues in the autumn and winter

    Most parts of Sweden, including Värmland, have received stricter local general guidelines. Karlstad University is taking measures and adapting teaching and research to the current situation.

    - Karlstad University will not close – we adapt. All of our activities will be managed remotely, says Vice-Chancellor Johan Sterte.

    Karlstad University has decided to increase distance learning. The university will continue running its operations but with digital means.

  • 2020-11-17

    The Music Industry: Challenges and solutions in the wake of the pandemic

    The pandemic has shaken many industries profoundly, among them the music industry. To handle the crisis more support is needed as well as a changed view to recognize popular music as a cultural form, accordning to an ongoing study at Karlstad University.

    A survey was conducted this summer to find out how different actors in the music and event industry are affected by the corona pandemic. What they need to handle the current situation and how it can lead to development and innovation in the industry.

  • 2020-11-17

    Teaching and working from home during the rest of the autumn term

    Värmland has received stricter general guidelines and Karlstad University is adapting teaching and research accordingly. In line with this, all activities will as far as possible take place remotely.

    A vice-chancellor’s decision was made on Monday following the new stricter general guidelines for Värmland County from the Public Health Agency. Karlstad University is taking its responsibility to help reduce the spread of infection. At the same time, the university needs to continue conducting activities of high quality, accessibility and legal certainty, as well as meeting the health and safety requirements for staff and students.

  • 2020-11-17

    Increased mental health during the pandemic with interventions

    Interventions increase the chances of succeeding in changing and maintaining a new behavior in the long run. This is showed in a recently published study from CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University.

    "Interventions are about promoting a behavioral change with targeted programs or services," says Frida Skarin, Doctoral Student in Psychology and main author of the article. "The study shows that health-promoting interventions are effective ways to increase well-being and reduce mental illness. Changing a behavior and thereby breaking old habits is difficult, but sometimes necessary - especially when it comes to health, which many have experienced during the current pandemic."

  • 2020-11-13

    Stricter general guidelines in Värmland to prevent the spread of infection

    The Public Health Agency of Sweden has, in consultation with medical officers for infectious disease control and the County Administrative Board of Värmland, decided on stricter general guidelines. The aim is to further reduce unnecessary contact between people and thereby the spread of infection. The decision is effective from 12 November until 10 December 2020, but may be extended.

    “We will immediately review whether we need to clarify the university’s information further to comply with the stricter general guidelines”, says Jan Gambring, head of security at Karlstad University. “The guidelines call for us to take more responsibility, and this applies to students and employees at the university, as well as society at large. We urge everyone to follow the stricter general guidelines.”

  • 2020-11-05

    Stronger privacy decisions with the help of visual design

    How aware are you of the privacy decisions you make online? In the thesis “Homo Varius: Investigating Intrinsic and Extrinsic Determinants to Explain Online Privacy Decisions”, Agnieszka Kitkowska has looked into how we can become more aware of our decisions and the importance of interface.

    In computer science, heuristics are a way of making smart assumptions that in turn help to find solutions to a problem. Agnieszka Kitkowska’s research focus on examining whether these privacy decisions are rational or based on heuristics and how to help people make more informed choices.

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