24 November 2021
Professor’s portrait: How can we measure sustainability?
Striving for the sustainable production of products and services is now accepted by the vast majority, but how do we know that something is sustainable? Can measurable key ratios that express sustainability appropriately be found? These are the sort of questions that will be the focus of Magnus Söderberg’s research when he becomes Professor of Business Administration at Halmstad University.
18 November 2021
Professor's portrait: About making money and saving the world at the same time
Fawzi Halila's research deals with sustainable innovations and business models for sustainability and is in the interface between innovation, product development, and sustainable development. Fawzi Halila switches smoothly between disciplines, and his major concern is that, through his research, he will be able to create a better, more sustainable world for our children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. ”To meet societal challenges, such as preventing the floods that we have seen recently, innovation is needed. We need to find new ways of living sustainably – both environmentally, socially and economically – and I believe in sustainable business models as part of the solution”, he says.
16 November 2021
Academic ceremony 2021 – ”Science is humanity’s greatest common endeavor of all time”
Last Friday, on November 12, Halmstad University celebrated an academic ceremony. This year the event was stretched out to cover an entire festive week that included both the new professors’ inaugural lectures and not just one, but two grand ceremonies. The atmosphere was very good when the professors received their capes and diplomas and when the new doctors passed over the parnass to enter the research community.
12 November 2021
Hans Löfgren awarded the University’s Teaching and Learning Prize 2021
With the students’ individual differences in focus, Hans Löfgren, Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, is constantly trying to find new ways to inspire students to learn. For this commitment, he receives this year’s Teaching and Learning Prize at Halmstad University.
12 November 2021
Prize for Collaboration and Innovation 2021 goes to three ambitious cybersecurity experts
This year, the University’s Prize for Collaboration and Innovation goes to Olga Torstensson, Malin Bornhager and Muhammad Ahsan Rasool for their work with digital security. They have successfully developed collaborations between academia, the public and private sectors to support society in the battle against cybercrime.
2 November 2021
Drone for clean water engages researchers and students
The CatFish project has gone from being a student project at the Master's Program in Industrial Innovation to becoming a research and collaboration project that engages researchers, students and external actors. It is based at the University’s newest collaboration arena Fab Lab Innovation.
25 October 2021
Halmstad University strengthens competence within information driven care
Seven researchers are being recruited to further strengthen the University's research and education in information driven care and health innovation. “Halmstad University aims, together with Region Halland, to develop a leading European competence node for information driven care. Our new employees, their knowledge and experience are important steps towards this goal”, says Thorsteinn Rögnvaldsson, incoming Deputy Vice-Chancellor for research at Halmstad University.
20 October 2021
Professor’s portrait: Our every-day-life is central in research about new technology
Understanding how humans are affected by technology development, and vice versa, is the driving force for Vaike Fors, newly appointed Professor in the unique field of Design Ethnography. “I’m interested in people, their social lives and how they approach technology”, says Vaike Fors. Her motivation to contribute to technical solutions that are sustainable on both a social and a societal level, has led Vaike Fors to develop unique models and projects for human-centred and cross-disciplinary collaborations.
18 October 2021
Professor’s portrait: “Being a researcher is like being an artist – you create and are passionate about what you do!”
Creating a sustainable society has long engaged Urban Persson, Professor of Renewable Energy Systems at Halmstad University. With his research in district heating, he hopes to contribute with new knowledge and methods for moving from a fossil-fueled to a renewable society.
14 October 2021
Professor’s portrait: Marie Mattsson wants to create a sustainable future
Environmental and climate issues have long engaged Marie Mattsson. Her research is about climate, environment and important societal challenges and how we can learn more about them and understand them and maybe do something about them.