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First prize to international students’ film about genital mutilation

First prize to international students’ film about genital mutilation

Press Releases   •   Jan 18, 2019 10:04 GMT

​Michael Asonganyi and his fellow students’ short film "Konte," a film about genital mutilation and social exclusion, was recently awarded the prize “Best short film 2018” in the the Zafaa Global Awards in London. “It is so important to tell the story that there are people who were born here, but who do not feel that they belong, who are rootless,” Delight Yengo says. She plays Samantha.

“Right” research funding opens many doors

Press Releases   •   Jan 10, 2019 08:00 GMT

Peter Edlund, senior lecturer in business administration at the University of Gävle is awarded the prestigious Wallander scholarship of 1,722 million SEK. “I have studied how evaluations of funding applications are constructed and how these in turn have determined status and career opportunities for those who received different grants.”

Stereotyping of older people can make us lose our empathy

Stereotyping of older people can make us lose our empathy

Press Releases   •   Jan 08, 2019 11:32 GMT

“If we portrayed older people more fully, as unique with their individual personalities and experiences, we would become more involved and understanding,” says Karin Lövgren, senior lecturer in media and communication studies at the University of Gävle. “Who is allowed to be seen and who is allowed to be hard heard and in what contexts? This determines how we perceive and view aging,”

How right climate thinking can be wrong

How right climate thinking can be wrong

Press Releases   •   Dec 21, 2018 10:00 GMT

“The greenhouse effect and global warming are indisputable facts today, and our emissions disturb nature’s balance. We have to live in a more resource-efficient way, but we have to think carefully and choose the right methods,” says Mattias Gustafsson, researcher in energy systems at the University of Gävle.

5.7 million to the development of 3D technology for regional businesses

5.7 million to the development of 3D technology for regional businesses

Press Releases   •   Dec 21, 2018 08:00 GMT

“Our excellence within 3D digitalisation is going to support the businesses in the region in smart specialisation,” says Stefan Seipel, professor in computer science at the University of Gävle. “If businesses can create attractive services, their business opportunities will develop,” Stefan Seipel says.

9.9 million to boost interest in natural sciences and technology

9.9 million to boost interest in natural sciences and technology

Press Releases   •   Dec 19, 2018 09:00 GMT

Erik Johan Ljungberg’s foundation invests SEK 9.9 million in the project “The hunt for technicians” at the University of Gävle to boost children’s and young people’s interest in natural sciences and technology. “Our work to increase interest has a long-term perspective in our focus on pre-schools, but also a short-term one, in our focus to increase interest in our own engineering programmes".

Is there finally a turn for the better for social workers?

Is there finally a turn for the better for social workers?

Press Releases   •   Dec 19, 2018 08:00 GMT

“Our first compilation suggests that working conditions for social workers investigating children and youth in Stockholm county have improved,” says Pia Tham, researcher at the University of Gävle. “This is an occupational group who has had tough working conditions for a long time, but finally things seem to have taken a turn for the better and that is very pleasing,”

AI - the bleak end of auditors?

AI - the bleak end of auditors?

Press Releases   •   Dec 13, 2018 08:00 GMT

“We will develop an automated audit function based on artificial intelligence (AI), because AI can definitely take over repetitive and time-consuming work tasks in auditing,” says Jan Svanberg, senior lecturer in business administration at the University of Gävle. “Policy holders will benefit from this. Management of claims will improve in precision and there will be fewer incorrect decisions.”

Flood maps unreliable

Flood maps unreliable

Press Releases   •   Dec 12, 2018 08:00 GMT

“Flood maps supposed to predict spring flooding and flood risks rest on assumptions based on available data, but in calibrating processes, actual outcomes are not used,” says Nancy Joy Lim, environmental researcher at the University of Gävle. “It is very difficult to predict how extensive the flooding will be in such areas, and for this reason our flood maps need updating,” Nancy Joy Lim says.

The paradox of disclosure when exchanging ideas

The paradox of disclosure when exchanging ideas

Press Releases   •   Dec 05, 2018 16:33 GMT

“There is a clear tendency that businesses are no longer able to renew themselves on their own; they need collaboration to boost their innovation process,” “The paradox is that to succeed in open innovation you have to share information and disclose your idea, but then it risks being stolen,” says Ioana Stefan, researcher in industrial engineering and management at the University of Gävle.

University of Gävle provides professional development to specialists in basic industry

University of Gävle provides professional development to specialists in basic industry

Press Releases   •   Dec 05, 2018 15:56 GMT

University of Gävle and Luleå University of Technology will collaborate on developing courses for lifelong learning in Swedish basic industry. “We believe in close collaboration with the industry and participant-driven learning, and we would also like to try ingredients of gamification in the digital environment,” says Niclas Björsell, senior lecturer in electronics at the University of Gävle.

New megacities for 2,7 billion people in 2050

New megacities for 2,7 billion people in 2050

Press Releases   •   Nov 28, 2018 14:00 GMT

“Urban Studio at the University of Gävle are key note speakers at Sweden’s most important meeting place for smart cities. Stephan Barthel and I will take up the challenges we face as we humans now have an impact on the whole planet,” says Johan Colding, research coordinator at Urban Studio.

University of Gävle gains right to award MSc in Engineering

University of Gävle gains right to award MSc in Engineering

Press Releases   •   Nov 28, 2018 08:00 GMT

The Swedish Higher Education Authority announces that it entitles the University of Gävle the general right to award civilingenjörsexamen, degrees of Master of Science in Engineering. “This decision is an uplift for the University of Gävle and a big step forward for Gävle as well as for the whole region,” says Vice-Chancellor Ylva Fältholm.

University of Gävle part of major EU project for the environment

University of Gävle part of major EU project for the environment

Press Releases   •   Nov 26, 2018 13:53 GMT

In their research programme Horizon 2020, the EU invests 50 million SEK to reduce the use of fossil fuels in a programme involving eight countries in Europe, and the University of Gävle with their cutting-edge research on solar power technology is the only participating university in Sweden. A solar collector which produces both electricity and heat.

Natural choice for Coop Sweden to turn to University of Gävle about sustainable development

Natural choice for Coop Sweden to turn to University of Gävle about sustainable development

Press Releases   •   Nov 21, 2018 16:11 GMT

“Coop Sweden has always worked for sustainability and we see the University of Gävle as an opportunity to develop further, so for this reason we open our cooperative week here,” says Anders Stake, CEO Coop Mitt.

University of Gävle has highest increase of number of Master’s students in Sweden

University of Gävle has highest increase of number of Master’s students in Sweden

Press Releases   •   Nov 19, 2018 08:10 GMT

“We work hard at introducing students from different nations and cultures to Sweden and to studying in Sweden, and I think that is part of the answer to our success,” says Thomas Källquist, lecturer in business administration at the University of Gävle.

We understand environmental problems but we don’t change

We understand environmental problems but we don’t change

Press Releases   •   Nov 15, 2018 08:00 GMT

“We understand, but we don’t change, and this refusal to change is a completely different barrier, and a much bigger one than people realise. That Is why we need to bring in psychology in environmental research to help explain this complexity of behavior and behavioral changes,” Noah Linder says.

Horse manure a resource often overlooked

Horse manure a resource often overlooked

Press Releases   •   Nov 09, 2018 14:52 GMT

“My research focuses on extracting biogas from horse manure while returning nutrients to the soil and, as a result, on closing cycles,” says Åsa Hadin, environmental researcher at the University of Gävle. “In our minds, we connected the horse manure to biogas. The horse manure was to become useful while its negative environmental impact was reduced,” Åsa Hadin says.

Healthcare staff must deal with unrealistic expectations on weight-loss surgery

Healthcare staff must deal with unrealistic expectations on weight-loss surgery

Press Releases   •   Nov 09, 2018 08:00 GMT

“Healthcare staff need to learn how to deal with the unrealistic expectations on gastric bypass surgery prevailing in internet forums,” says Mikaela Willmer, researcher at the University of Gävle. “Realistically speaking, they will not become super slim and probably not even of normal weight, but that is what they are talking about. And this is a problem.”

The mad yogin

The mad yogin

Press Releases   •   Nov 05, 2018 12:08 GMT

Tsangnyön Heruka, the madman of Tsang, speaks to us from 16th century Tibet through poems that are now for first the time translated from Tibetan. “These songs have a general human interest making them timeless and relevant still today,” says Stefan Larsson, researcher in religious studies at the University of Gävle.