The plan for a new neighbourhood determines its air quality

Press Releases   •   Oct 12, 2018 08:00 GMT

“We need to understand how a city interacts with winds. We have solid knowledge about ventilation and our research is of high quality,” says Mathias Cehlin, research manager at the University of Gävle. “The aim is to find ways of leading clean air flows down to dilute air pollution in the city, and such variations help us reach that aim,” Mathias Cehlin explains.

5G demands more powerful amplifiers

Press Releases   •   Oct 18, 2018 09:54 GMT

The 5th generation of wireless systems will demand a large number of amplifiers and we attempt to find simple solutions to optimize these,” Zain Ahmed Kahn, researcher at the University of Gävle, says. “It’s like when someone speaks from a great distance. We can hardly hear them, but if we place a microphone in front of them, they can be heard, and the amplifier functions like a microphone,”

Public housing companies’ tenants cannot afford market orientation

Press Releases   •   Oct 18, 2018 09:42 GMT

“Everything was good: they built eco-housing with nice green areas but no one could afford to move in,” says Zahra Ahmadi, researcher at the University of Gävle. In 2011, new EU legislation was introduced which meant that public housing companies too need financial return on investment and, in a business-like manner, need to concentrate on making a profit in the housing market.

Student team to defend gold medal

Press Releases   •   Oct 09, 2018 08:00 GMT

“These autonomous buses function almost like taxis and you will be able to call them via an app,” Sandra Öster says. She competes for the University of Gävle when the Podcar City Contest comes to Sweden.

University of Gävle’s research on AXO-SUIT awarded prize in Italy

Press Releases   •   Sep 28, 2018 10:39 GMT

Sajid Rafique and Magnus Isaksson, researchers at the University of Gävle, were awarded a prize at a conference in Italy for their exoskeleton for physical assistance, designed to give the elderly and people with reduced mobility the ability to manage better in everyday situations.

University of Gävle gains right to award research degrees in electrical engineering and industrial engineering and management

Press Releases   •   Sep 26, 2018 10:24 GMT

“This is a very important step in a larger strategic work to forward our development,” says Magnus Isaksson, professor and project manager for strategic research development at the University of Gävle. “Our research has expanded amazingly fast and is of the highest quality. We publish our results in top research contexts and world-elite journals."

Robotisation and kit-packs a winning team

Press Releases   •   Sep 24, 2018 08:00 GMT

“Automation combined with kit-packs enable you to lower your costs and investments would pay off in a realtively short time,” says Chris Dominic, researcher in logistics at the University of Gävle. “Many companies that moved their production abroad 20 years ago now face new challenges. What was the right decision 20 years ago, may not always be the right decision today.”

Religious education brings cultural diversity to a head

Press Releases   •   Sep 18, 2018 08:00 GMT

“We think our book can help teachers to manage the multicultural classroom, especially concerning religious education. It has been a sensitive area, but now is the time. Teachers are simply not prepared for it,” says Peder Thalén, professor in religious studies at the University of Gävle.

Community work back on the agenda in Sweden

Press Releases   •   Sep 10, 2018 13:55 GMT

“We are back to a situation in which large groups of people fall through the cracks in our system; community work then becomes a way to strengthen one another and to combat growing social inequalities and social exclusion,” Stefan Sjöberg and Päivi Turunen point out. They are researchers in social work at the University of Gävle.

University of Gävle’s work for sustainable programmes wins first prize in USA

Press Releases   •   Aug 29, 2018 08:00 GMT

University of Gävle’s work for sustainable programmes wins first prize in USA. “The University of Gävle continues to stay focused on work that contributes toward a thriving, equitable and ecologically healthy world,” says Meghan Fay Zahniser, executive director for AASHE, a leading association for the advancement of sustainability in higher education in USA.

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.

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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