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The plan for a new neighbourhood determines its air quality

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.

Student team to defend gold medal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Alternating between different office spaces is productive

Alternating between different office spaces is productive

Press Releases   •   Aug 28, 2018 09:58 GMT

A study carried out at the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) indicates that performance is different in different spaces of activity-based offices. "There is an increase in productivity if there is a quiet room or zone at hand,” Helena Jahnke states. She has been project leader for a research study on office environments at the University of Gävle.

The salamanders who changed city children

The salamanders who changed city children

Press Releases   •   Aug 28, 2018 08:00 GMT

“When children from the city were given the responsibility for helping vulnerable salamanders, the children’s values and feelings about nature changed fundamentally,” says Stephan Barthel, environmental researcher at the University of Gävle.

We face the end so differently

We face the end so differently

Press Releases   •   Aug 27, 2018 09:00 GMT

“To feel involved in the care, to feel safe in understanding symptoms of disease and be met with understanding are all important to the experiences of the elderly in everyday life,” says Maria Hedman, researcher in care for the elderly at the University of Gävle.

Diversity barometer 2018 gives double signals

Press Releases   •   Aug 27, 2018 08:00 GMT

Swedish people’s attitudes to cultural diversity are more negative than ever. This becomes clear in the University of Gävle’s Diversity Barometer, and, specifically, it is among women that negative attitudes have become more prevalent. At the same time, the number of people with good experiences at school and at work of colleagues with a background in other countries is record high.

Teachers from all the world convene in Gävle

Teachers from all the world convene in Gävle

Press Releases   •   Aug 16, 2018 08:00 GMT

In the ATEE conference, “A future for all – teaching for a sustainable society,”at the University of Gävle, teachers from for example Japan, Australia, China, Iran, Nigeria, the US, Russia and from all over Europe will for three days discuss how teaching can help give everyone a future. “We have members from all over the world, says Åsa Morberg, president for the association .

Edsby entrepreneur praises the collaboration with the University of Gävle

Edsby entrepreneur praises the collaboration with the University of Gävle

Press Releases   •   Jun 04, 2018 08:00 GMT

Edsby entrepreneur praises the collaboration with the University of Gävle. “There are many small businesses in need of skilled staff,” says Joel Strandell, CEO for Alu Partner. Through the University of Gävle, there is an opportunity to employ on a project basis and Nina Gimström will be their production manager.

Gävle and New Zealand develop a healthier city

Gävle and New Zealand develop a healthier city

Press Releases   •   May 30, 2018 08:00 GMT

Gävle and New Zealand develop a healthier city. New Zealand and Gävle are at the forefront concerning technology that improves people’s health in cities, and researchers from both countries recently met in an open seminar at the University of Gävle.

Graduation exhibition in industrial design

Graduation exhibition in industrial design

Press Releases   •   May 25, 2018 12:29 GMT

Exhibition vernissage 25 May 2pm at Fårhallen, University of Gävle. The exhibition runs between 25 May and 1 June.

New research will revolutionise our digital maps

New research will revolutionise our digital maps

Press Releases   •   May 24, 2018 10:46 GMT

New research will revolutionise our digital maps. “To be able to show the unique aspects of a city or street is the aim of my research,” says Ding Ma, researcher in geographic information systems at the University of Gävle. “Now, we can make people understand their surroundings, their environment in a better way,” Ding Ma explains.

Focusing on PISA jeopardises democratic mission of schools

Focusing on PISA jeopardises democratic mission of schools

Press Releases   •   May 15, 2018 10:20 GMT

Focusing on PISA jeopardises democratic mission of schools. “In short, it is about how we use numbers as measuring devices to tell us something about school quality,” says Daniel Petterson. As a result, the broad democratic mission which schools also have tends to be forgotten, since it cannot be easily measured and compared.

Jerzy Sarnecki on why Gävle’s criminology programme is the most popular in Sweden

Jerzy Sarnecki on why Gävle’s criminology programme is the most popular in Sweden

Press Releases   •   May 07, 2018 08:00 GMT

Jerzy Sarnecki on why Gävle’s criminology programme is the most popular in Sweden. The study programme in applied criminology at the University of Gävle attracts more first choice applicants than other programmes in criminology in Sweden for the autumn 2018. “What I thought was missing in Swedish criminology programmes today was a more practical dimension,” Jerzy Sarnecki says.

The mysterious Harry Schein

The mysterious Harry Schein

Press Releases   •   Apr 27, 2018 13:15 GMT

The mysterious Harry Schein. Per Vesterlund’s new book, Schein: en biografi (Albert Bonniers forlag) portrays one of the most legendary Swedish individuals of the 20th century. “But it is also a story of a country in transformation,” says Per Vesterlund, senior lecturer in media and communication studies at the University of Gävle.