28 November 2019
Research for more efficient sustainable heating
District heating is a sustainable alternative for heating households. In a recently published licentiate thesis from Halmstad University, doctoral student Shiraz Farouq presents data-driven methods for more cost-effective and climate friendly district heating networks.
25 November 2019
User-centred and sustainable technology development – several new multidisciplinary future mobility research projects
User-centred and sustainable design of new technologies is becoming increasingly important. Many traditionally technology-driven industries, such as the automotive industry and power companies, are shifting towards a more human-centred development, that is based on human and societal needs and usages, rather than only the technical possibilities. Vaike Fors, Associate Professor of Pedagogy at Halmstad University, has recently received funding for three new research projects together with colleagues within digital service design. All three projects focus on everyday life perspectives on future mobility solutions.
25 November 2019
Strong development of Halmstad University’s research
Halmstad University has high quality research. In the latest research barometer from the Swedish Research Council, Halmstad University ranks eighth nationwide – close to Chalmers University and Uppsala University, two institutions of higher education well known for their large quantity of research. “The University’s development has been fantastic. I think that is because we have invested in the research and had systems that encourage better visibility and impact”, says Thorsteinn Rögnvaldsson, program director of Halmstad University’s Knowledge Foundation – Environment, Research for innovation.
19 November 2019
Academic Ceremony 2019 – ”Science has never been more important”
On Friday, November 15, Halmstad University celebrated its traditional Academic Ceremony. A day to celebrate this year’s academic achievements by for example the inauguration of new professors and conferment of doctoral degrees.
15 November 2019
Gerry Andersson is the recipient of the University’s Prize for Collaboration and Innovation
For the third time, Halmstad University awards the Prize for Collaboration and Innovation. This year, the worthy winner is Gerry Andersson, coordinator of external relations at the School of Health and Welfare. ”It is amazing. I am both proud and happy, while trying to stay humble, because I know that a lot of people do great collaborative work”, says Gerry Andersson.
12 November 2019
Creative collaborations for a smarter Halmstad
On Friday, more than 200 people with 24 nationalities gathered for a 48-hour long hackathon. The theme was ”The smart city of Halmstad” and the contestants were divided into groups to come up with solutions to questions focusing on the people in Halmstad.
31 October 2019
Local businesses implement AI with help from University researchers
During a few months, three hand-picked companies have been learning about how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be applied in their businesses and what improvements it can provide for them. “An incredible opportunity! The project helped us to widen our perspective and innovate our business based on accessible data, which has been an entirely new way for us to develop our company", says Victoria Ekman, CEO at CE-produkter.
25 October 2019
Successful research venture within AI
Today, artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming central in technical research and development. But eight years ago, when Halmstad University started Center for Applied and Intelligent Systems Research (CAISR), AI was not such a hot topic in Sweden. A recent external evaluation shows that the CAISR initiative has been very successful – the researchers at CAISR have established strong links with the industry and joint research projects have resulted in concrete solutions and patents for challenges in both the automotive industry and within healthcare. A continuation is planned for CAISR with a focus on predictive maintenance of both humans and machines.
15 October 2019
Halmstad University releases podcast course about AI
Today, Halmstad University launches a pod-based course about AI (Artificial Intelligence). It is mainly targeted towards professionals within digital service innovation, such as UX designers and developers, who want to know more about AI as design material. The course is also interesting for individuals who want to understand what AI is, how it can be used and its ethical aspects.
4 October 2019
Making multinational subsidiaries succeed – a matter of understanding the impact of distances
What aspects decide if multinational subsidiaries fail or prosper? What effect do cultural differences have on the companies’ financial performance? And how are they affected by dissimilarities in formal structures between home and host country? New research from Halmstad University aims to answer these questions, as PhD student Henrique Correa da Cunha investigates the implications of cultural and formal institutional distances to the financial performance of foreign subsidiaries from emerging markets and developed countries operating in Latin America.