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Gävle Student City of the Year

Press Releases   •   Apr 27, 2017 11:29 GMT

Gävle Student City of the Year. Gävle has been awarded the prize Student City of the Year 2017/2018 by the Swedish National Union of Students, SFS. The winner was announced during a press conference today. “Gävle makes clear that they prioritise students, and that they intend to continue to do that, ” says Caroline Sundberg, chair of Swedish National Union of Students.

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Professor of Accounting: “Investors who choose sustainable and responsible companies may save our planet”

Press Releases   •   Nov 23, 2017 09:00 GMT

Professor of Accounting: “Investors who choose sustainable and responsible companies may save our planet”. “It no longer costly to act responsibly and sustainably on the stock market, Quite the opposite, it is often rewarding,” says Lars Hassel, professor of accounting at the University of Gävle.

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Bin Jiang has created an algorithm for the beauty of cities

Press Releases   •   Nov 23, 2017 08:00 GMT

Bin Jiang has created an algorithm for the beauty of cities. “I have developed a mathematical model which does not only tell us why a design is beautiful, but also tells us how beautiful it is. I call it a ‘Beautimeter’” says Bin Jiang, professor in land management at the University of Gävle.

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Basic industry machines will start to speak

Press Releases   •   Nov 15, 2017 08:00 GMT

Basic industry machines will start to speak. “Machines will inform us when maintenance is needed, or if something is going to break, before it happens,” says Niclas Björsell, reader in electronics at the University of Gävle.

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University of Gävle awarded millions for research on how historical consciousness via history teaching relates to moral consciousness

Press Releases   •   Nov 14, 2017 15:44 GMT

The University of Gävle has together with three other higher learning institutions been awarded 5,6 million SEK by the Swedish Research Council to deepen knowledge about the correlation between historical consciousness and moral consciousness from the perspective of history didactics.

“It is an incredibly exciting field to as a researcher, “says Silvia Edling, reader of curriculum studies at the University of Gävle.

This four-year project will use text analysis of earlier historical research between the years of 1980-2019, and also gather information through questionnaires and interviews on how fifteen-year-olds in Finland and Sweden reason morally about historical dilemmas.

Brexit, Trump and an ever-growing right-wing extremist movement within democratic states are current components within populist forces that propagate simplistic answers and harbour a will to recreate a glorified national past, “clean” from immigrants and people who see the world differently.

In these cases, the past tends to transform into something alluring and perfect, something that is attractive in times that seem threatening and hard to understand.

However, such views on the past are roughly simplified. History is as multifaceted and complex as our views of history.

“The project has a great ability to understand the complex present we live in, where political currents, values and daily actions have clear parallels to the past,” Silvia Edling says.

Except for the University of Gävle, there are three other participating higher education institutions: the host university Linnaeus University, University of Helsinki (Finland) and University of Newcastle (Australia)

The project members and its references are researchers who are leading within issues regarding historical consciousness and/or moral consciousness and who may contribute with a rich reference material and knowledge in this specific field.

“The strengths of the projects are first its potential to develop a research field with obvious knowledge gaps, but also its ability to contribute with teaching tools to strengthen the teaching of history in its mission to create democratic citizens” Silvia Edling states.


For more information, please contact:
Silvia Edling, reader in curriculum studies at the University of Gävle
Phone: 026-64 82 60, 076-8587747
Email: silvia.edling@hig.se

Text: Douglas Öhrbom

Education and Research at a Scenic Campus.
The University of Gävle has approximately 17 000 students, more than 50 study programmes and second-cycle programmes, about 1 000 courses in humanities, social and natural sciences and technology.

Research Profiles
Built Environment and Health-promoting Working Life are the general research profiles of the higher education institution. Important parts included are Spatial Planning with a specialisation in Sustainable Built Environment and Musculoskeletal Disorders with the purpose to prevent work-related injuries. In 2010, the higher education institution received permission to carry out third-cycle programmes in the profile area of Built Environment.
The higher education institution has applied for permission to carry out third-cycle programmes in technology, humanities and social sciences.

University of Gävle awarded millions for research on how historical consciousness via history teaching relates to moral consciousness. “It is an incredibly exciting field to as a researcher, “says Silvia Edling, reader of curriculum studies at the University of Gävle.

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How scientists helped companies save millions in energy costs

Press Releases   •   Nov 13, 2017 09:00 GMT

How scientists helped companies save millions in energy COSTs. “Research in our county shows that the potential for energy savings at small and medium-large companies is about 30 %,” says Nawzad Mardan, coordinator for the project where researchers at the University of Gävle has helped companies improve their energy-efficiency.

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A day about co-op studies mixed with work periods

Press Releases   •   Nov 10, 2017 10:00 GMT

A day about co-op studies mixed with work periods. “Last year, our co-op day was incredibly successful with over 100 participants from upper secondary schools, the business sector, municipal adult education, and our co-op programmes,” says Emma Wiklund, project member at the University of Gävle.

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University of Gävle together with five Swedish higher education institutions awarded 12 million SEK by Swedish Research Council

Press Releases   •   Nov 10, 2017 08:00 GMT

“The project aims to develop a new graduate school specialised in digital technologies in education. Fun, exciting and inspiring,” says Göran Fransson, professor in curriculum studies at the University of Gävle. Göran Fransson represented University of Gävle in the application process.    

GRADE, short for graduate school for digital technologies in education, is aimed to be a national graduate school with plans to admit 12 doctoral students in 2018. GRADE’s long-term ambition is to function as a national centre for research on digital technologies in education, with new doctoral students admitted every other year and a programme for post-doc employments.

“The Graduate school additionally strengthens the field of educational sciences and the research, education and collaboration carried out on digitalisation and learning here at the University of Gävle,” says Göran Fransson.

At least one doctoral student will be placed at the University of Gävle, but there is a possibility that more doctoral students will be placed here, since there are opportunities to co-finance doctoral students with local councils, private operators and other external operators. Through participation in the graduate school, one gains access to its network and seminars, and the research that is conducted in the graduate school.

“I look forward to rewarding conversations with those who see opportunities here,” Göran Fransson says.

Apart from the University of Gävle, Mid Sweden University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Gothenburg University, University West and the University of Umeå participate. The University of Umeå coordinates and hosts the project.

For more information, please contact:
Göran Fransson, professor in curriculum studies at the University of Gävle.
Phone: 026-64 86 39, 070-321 29 09
Email: goran.fransson@hig.se

Text: Douglas Öhrbom

Education and Research at a Scenic Campus.
The University of Gävle has approximately 17 000 students, more than 50 study programmes and second-cycle programmes, about 1 000 courses in humanities, social and natural sciences and technology.

Research Profiles
Built Environment and Health-promoting Working Life are the general research profiles of the higher education institution. Important parts included are Spatial Planning with a specialisation in Sustainable Built Environment and Musculoskeletal Disorders with the purpose to prevent work-related injuries. In 2010, the higher education institution received permission to carry out third-cycle programmes in the profile area of Built Environment.
The higher education institution has applied for permission to carry out third-cycle programmes in technology, humanities and social sciences.

Education and Research at a Scenic Campus.
The University of Gävle has approximately 17 000 students, more than 50 study programmes and second-cycle programmes, about 1 000 courses in humanities, social and natural sciences and technology.

Research Profiles
Built Environment and Health-promoting Working Life are the general research profiles of the higher education institution. Important parts included are Spatial Planning with a specialisation in Sustainable Built Environment and Musculoskeletal Disorders with the purpose to prevent work-related injuries. In 2010, the higher education institution received permission to carry out third-cycle programmes in the profile area of Built Environment.
The higher education institution has applied for permission to carry out third-cycle programmes in technology, humanities and social sciences.

University of Gävle together with five Swedish higher education institutions awarded 12 million SEK by Swedish Research Council. “The project aims to develop a new graduate school specialised in digital technologies in education. Fun, exciting and inspiring,” says Göran Fransson, professor in curriculum studies at the University of Gävle.

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University of Gävle - a success story

Press Releases   •   Oct 25, 2017 12:01 GMT

University of Gävle - a success story. “I would like to tell the story about the impressive work that has been carried out at the University of Gävle by its lecturers, its researchers and, not least, by its students,” says Hans-Gunnar Johansson, former senior advisor, who for more than 20 years worked closely to the senior management at the University of Gävle.

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University of Gävle explores #metoo campaign in open debate on 26 October at noon

Press Releases   •   Oct 25, 2017 11:26 GMT

“We welcome students, members of staff and interested members of the public to an open debate,” says Sarah Ljungquist, head of subject in gender studies at the University of Gävle.

The hashtag #metoo has encouraged women to reveal in what ways they have been exposed to sexism in their everyday lives. The campaign has made it possible for women to talk about what has been considered shameful and unimportant.

The act of publically declaring “me too” has become a way to put sexism in the open as a structural problem, as a pattern that involves power relations.

However, in the wake of the campaign, there is a debate about the campaign itself.

“At the University of Gävle in this open debate at lunchtime, we would like to explore the #metoo campaign from two perspectives. First, we will focus on the actual campaign and its purpose to disclose the hidden sexism in society. Secondly, we will discuss the debate about the campaign itself,” Sarah Ljungquist explains.

“We welcome students, members of staff and interested members of the public to an open debate on these issues!”

  • Place: The University reception
  • Time: Thursday 26 October at 12.00


For more information, please contact:
Sarah Ljungquist, head of subject in gender studies at the University of Gävle
Phone: 070-191 45 69
Email: sarah.ljungquist@hig.se


Text: Douglas Öhrbom

Education and Research at a Scenic Campus.
The University of Gävle has approximately 17 000 students, more than 50 study programmes and second-cycle programmes, about 1 000 courses in humanities, social and natural sciences and technology.

Research Profiles
Built Environment and Health-promoting Working Life are the general research profiles of the higher education institution. Important parts included are Spatial Planning with a specialisation in Sustainable Built Environment and Musculoskeletal Disorders with the purpose to prevent work-related injuries. In 2010, the higher education institution received permission to carry out third-cycle programmes in the profile area of Built Environment.
The higher education institution has applied for permission to carry out third-cycle programmes in technology, humanities and social sciences.

Education and Research at a Scenic Campus.
The University of Gävle has approximately 17 000 students, more than 50 study programmes and second-cycle programmes, about 1 000 courses in humanities, social and natural sciences and technology.

Research Profiles
Built Environment and Health-promoting Working Life are the general research profiles of the higher education institution. Important parts included are Spatial Planning with a specialisation in Sustainable Built Environment and Musculoskeletal Disorders with the purpose to prevent work-related injuries. In 2010, the higher education institution received permission to carry out third-cycle programmes in the profile area of Built Environment.
The higher education institution has applied for permission to carry out third-cycle programmes in technology, humanities and social sciences.

University of Gävle explores #metoo campaign in open debate on 26 October at noon. “We welcome students, members of staff and interested members of the public to an open debate,” says Sarah Ljungquist, head of subject in gender studies at the University of Gävle.

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About University of Gävle

University of Gävle

Education and Research at a Scenic Campus.
The University of Gävle has approximately 17 000 students, more than 50 study programmes and second-cycle programmes, about 1 000 courses in humanities, social and natural sciences and technology.

Research Profiles
Built Environment and Health-promoting Working Life are the general research profiles of the higher education institution. Important parts included are Spatial Planning with a specialisation in Sustainable Built Environment and Musculoskeletal Disorders with the purpose to prevent work-related injuries. In 2010, the higher education institution received permission to carry out third-cycle programmes in the profile area of Built Environment.
The higher education institution has applied for permission to carry out third-cycle programmes in technology, humanities and social sciences.


Distance Education
Earlier than the more traditional universities and higher education institutions, we have adapted the programmes to the demands of the market and dared to try new types of teaching e g different forms of distance education. Today, Högskolan i Gävle is one of Sweden's leading higher education institutions when it comes to distance education. Certain distance educations have meetings on one of the campus sites, others are based on modern IT support only and are therefore independent on which city you are in. The wide range of distance courses enables students to live in the home town and still carry out academic studies.


Campus
Our campuses at Kungsbäck in Gävle offer a lovely study environment with all programmes gathered in one place. A place of knowledge only a few minutes from the centre.


The higher education institution is located in a scenic area with Gävle River and the Boulogner Forest as the closest neighbours. The carefully re-built regiment barracks have created a gathered campus where the distance between students, teachers and researchers is close.


A higher education institution with regional connections and a contact network reaching all over the world.

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