Studies about violence in close relationships leave out the most vulnerable ones

Press releases   •   May 28, 2020 09:00 CEST

​“Many comprehensive studies about violence in close relationships show that women and men are equally subjected to violence. But in these studies, measuring is incorrect. If their entire adult life is included, major gender differences emerge,” says Sara Skoog Waller, researcher in psychology at the University of Gävle.

Doctoral student halved electricity consumption of world-leading company

Press releases   •   May 11, 2020 08:00 CEST

“Bumax’s improvement is fantastic and it’s so rewarding to see that our support and our methods have become so useful to companies,” says Ida Johansson, at the University of Gävle. “This is a major achievement for a manufacturing company with a large factory, and it’s good both for the environment and for our competitiveness,” says Managing Director Patrik Lundström Törnquist.

Researchers: Other countries can learn from Sweden in tackling social distance

Press releases   •   Apr 27, 2020 12:09 CEST

In two reports, Google show that when we are practicing social distancing, contact with nature becomes more important for people’s well-being, This is in line with previous research at the University of Gävle. “When they open up their societies again, what is it that people want when they are let out from their flats?"

Learning in pairs gives new nurses the sense of confidence they need

Press releases   •   Apr 16, 2020 08:00 CEST

​“When you are new and very vulnerable, working in pairs provides the sense of confidence you may need to stay in the profession,” says Ylva Pålsson, researcher and lecturer in nursing science at the University of Gävle. First-line manager see peer learning as a good method too, learn from each other, become independent faster and both of them learn to collaborate and learn by collaborating.

Healthier ecosystems provide greater health benefits

Press releases   •   Apr 07, 2020 15:49 CEST

“Our research shows that for people with a deep relationship with nature, an ecologically rich ecosystem provides healing and restorative benefits in a much stronger way“, says Matteo Giusti, environmental researcher at the University of Gävle. “Different places have different ecological values. Old leaf trees and meadows may be important. Ecosystems with great biodiversity have greater value”.

University of Gävle research awarded EU prize for assistance to older adults and people with disabilities

Press releases   •   Mar 27, 2020 08:00 CET

​The AXO-Suit is an assistive mechanical skeleton which give freedom of mobility to older adults and people with reduced mobility. “This means very much to us now when we are developing a consumer product of AXO-Suit which will be accessible to everyone,” says Sajid Rafique, researcher in robotics at the University of Gävle.

Researcher from Gävle awarded honorary professorship by top Indian university

Press releases   •   Mar 05, 2020 12:49 CET

Magnus Isaksson focused on how technology can help solve the global challenges of an aging population. In 2050, the percentage of people over 80 will have increased significantly. “At the University of Gävle, we conduct cutting-edge research on creating opportunities for the sick and the elderly to continue to lead an active life even if they lose some of their mobility,” Magnus Isaksson says.

Modern technology gives cultural sites a new life

Press releases   •   Mar 04, 2020 16:45 CET

Investment in health increased Scania’s production

Press releases   •   Feb 21, 2020 09:11 CET

“When it come to deciding what tools you need, you should ask those on the floor,” Bengt explains. If given the opportunity, they can share their expertise about what would be useful to them. But for this to happen, managers need to “go gemba” as the Japanese say; they must go the place where it happens.

There is positive job stress

Press releases   •   Feb 13, 2020 08:00 CET

​"Moderate stress is good for health and for work," says Mamunur Rashid, Doctor of Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Gävle. Many doctors and nurses, for example, choose to work in an emergency department even though they know it is stressful there. They know their profession and thus have control and a realistic belief in themselves despite the stressful environment.

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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