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  • 2021-06-24

    International project to improve the internet connection for everyone

    Karlstad University and Deutsche Telekom are collaborating on a project intended to improve the internet connection for users. The goal is for the technology to be incorporated into every mobile phone within five years.

    Mobile phones use 4G, 5G, and Wi-Fi to access the internet. The project called MultiAccess will tie them together in a flexible way and thus improve the connection.  

  • 2021-06-24

    New graduate school on gifted pupils to receive sizeable grant from the Swedish Research Council

    Swedish schools often receive criticism for failing to provide optimal stimulation for pupils who have no problem achieving the learning objectives. There is a need for in-depth knowledge about gifted pupils and the government therefore recently tasked the National Agency for Education with mapping out needs and developing initiatives for the education of gifted pupils. Recently, a new graduate school with Karlstad University at the helm has been approved for a sizeable grant from the Swedish Research Council. Nine doctoral students will study and build capacity for these needs in the Swedish education system.

    The graduate school, which will be inaugurated in the autumn of 2021, is a collaboration between Karlstad University, Mälardalen University, and Stockholm University and has received nearly SEK 40 million from the Swedish Research Council. The aim of the graduate school is to build capacity in Sweden in terms of research on inclusive teaching for gifted pupils. It will be active for five years as a continuation of a Nordic research collaboration and will include a wider circle of leading international expertise.

  • 2021-06-23

    Research with an impact on the pharmaceuticals of the future

    A grant of nearly SEK 10 million from the Knowledge Foundation allows researchers at Karlstad University to launch a new research project dedicated to the contribution of modern digitisation technology to pharmaceutical quality assurance and development. The accelerated rate of development of Covid-19 vaccines has raised the demand to speed up the development process for other pharmaceuticals. This research will help make pharmaceutical development quicker and more cost-efficient.

    The Karlstad University research group will study the possible use of modern digitisation technology in the quality assurance and development of oligonucleotides — bioinspired molecules that play a role in the next generation of pharmaceuticals. The project will be based on excellence in separation science, high resolution biosensor technology, and machine learning and will investigate how modern digitisation technology can speed up the development of new quality assurance methods.

  • 2021-06-23

    Karlstad University placed on world ranking

    Times Higher Education are releasing their 2021 ranking of the best young universities. Karlstad University placed in the 201–250 range.

    Times Higher Education ranks the world’s top universities that are 50 years old or younger. For the second consecutive year, Karlstad University has made the list.

    “I’m thrilled that Karlstad University has placed on the ranking once again. It lends us more national and international visibility and is significant in terms of our appeal to international researchers and students,” says Thomas Blom, pro-vice-chancellor at Karlstad University.

  • 2021-06-10

    The project management book of 2020[ was written by Karlstad Business School’s own Tomas Gustavsson

    With a clear through line and a strong focus on details, Tomas Gustavsson describes the key elements of the agile approach.

    The statement from the jury emphasises your simple and clear manner of describing the agile approach. How do you achieve that?

  • 2021-06-08

    Multiscale models help solve huge problems

    Knowing how long stored carbon dioxide stays in the ground or how the groundwater flows below the ground surface are difficult questions to answer. Mathematical calculations often become so complicated that computers cannot handle them.

    This kind of research began in the 1970s when oil and gas were to be extracted in the North Atlantic. Omar Richardson, a new doctor of mathematics at Karlstad University, has in his dissertation "Multiscale models and simulations for diffusion and interaction in heterogeneous domains" researched how mathematical models can provide answers to complicated questions.

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