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"Teachers curious and sceptical about digitalisation"

"Teachers curious and sceptical about digitalisation"

Press releases   •   Sep 17, 2019 09:03 UTC

"Very early on, the University of Gävle carried out research on digitalisation in education and now national and international researchers gather for four days to discuss cutting-edge issues.,” says Göran Fransson, professor in curriculum studies at the University of Gävle.

Successful fish traps international win

Successful fish traps international win

Press releases   •   Sep 12, 2019 08:31 UTC

“7,7 million SEK from the European Union Fisheries Fund will help develop new fish traps which are better for the fishers, the fish and the environment,” says Lars Hillström, biologist and research manager at the University of Gävle. “There used to be as many coastal fishing villages in the Gävleborg region as there are fishers today. We would like to change this negative trend,”

Megacities destroy rainforests

Megacities destroy rainforests

Press releases   •   Sep 05, 2019 09:00 UTC

“Global urbanization is tied to the destruction of rainforest in Brazil,” says Stephan Barthel, environmental researcher at the University of Gävle. Moreover, very powerful states, like China and India, are buying land in Africa, Eastern Europe and South America which speeds up this process.”

Research project aims to spur pre-schools to learn from other countries

Research project aims to spur pre-schools to learn from other countries

Press releases   •   Sep 03, 2019 12:45 UTC

“In Spain, teachers may be alone with between 24 – 30 three-years-olds, so they enhance teaching practices that facilitate such activities, and we could learn from this example,” says Kia Kimhag, researcher at the University of Gävle. The student exchange programme show that participants reacted to the fact that children in the Swedish pre-schools are independent to a high degree.

First-line managers’ work situation determines the staff’s well-being

First-line managers’ work situation determines the staff’s well-being

Press releases   •   Aug 23, 2019 08:00 UTC

“First-Line Managers are completely dependent on the support and the possibilities they get from above. This is easily forgotten when you discuss the individual manager,” says researcher Heidi Hagerman from the University of Gävle.

Flexible work – heaven or hell?

Flexible work – heaven or hell?

Press releases   •   Jun 20, 2019 14:37 UTC

A research group headed by Gunnar Bergström, professor in occupational health science at the University of Gävle, will for six years study the opportunities and challenges of flexible work. Researchers know that workers employed through a staffing agency find it harder to become integrated in the workplace, that their health is poorer and that there is an excess risk of occupational injuries.

University of Gävle best in Sweden in collaborating with enterprises

University of Gävle best in Sweden in collaborating with enterprises

Press releases   •   Jun 10, 2019 13:21 UTC

​The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth together with the Swedish Energy Agency have nominated the collaboration between University of Gävle and Dalarna University in supporting small and medium-sized enterprises to improve energy efficiency as Sweden’s candidate to the EU European Enterprise Promotion Awards.

Michael Asonganyi University of Gävle’s Global Swede

Michael Asonganyi University of Gävle’s Global Swede

Press releases   •   May 22, 2019 10:39 UTC

Michael Asonganyi received the Global Swede Award from Minister for Foreign Trade Ann Linde at a ceremony on May 21 at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Stockholm. The short film "Konte" was awarded the prize “Best short film 2018” in the Zulu African Film Academy Awards, Zafaa Global Awards in London.

Researchers from Gävle aim to make children’s dreams fly

Researchers from Gävle aim to make children’s dreams fly

Press releases   •   May 22, 2019 08:00 UTC

​16 researchers from the University of Gävle will soon take a trip to 16 schools in the region to meet pupils in years 4 – 9 to tell them about their own research journeys. Some of the researchers will return to exactly the same school they themselves attended. ´I sat in these rooms and had the same dreams as you have and I now work in this field.´ It will be really exciting,” Signhild says.

University of Gävle is Sweden’s most popular university college regarding study programmes

University of Gävle is Sweden’s most popular university college regarding study programmes

Press releases   •   Apr 29, 2019 18:00 UTC

University of Gävle is Sweden’s most popular university college regarding study programmes According to recent statistics from the Swedish Council for Higher Education, the University of Gävle keeps its position as the most popular university college in Sweden when it comes to the number of first choice applicants to study programmes.

Avoid concentrating the city's public flows

Avoid concentrating the city's public flows

Press releases   •   Apr 23, 2019 07:30 UTC

“If we concentrate too many people into the same location, there is a great risk that this will cause stress,” says Karl Samuelsson, PhD student in environmental engineering at the University of Gävle. An experience map containing almost 2000 experiences and covering almost the whole of the Stockholm municipality forms the basis for researchers’ understanding for how these spaces are experienced.

Researcher in occupational health sciences awarded the Royal Skyttean Society prize
Unique test rig for quality steel opens at the University of Gävle

Unique test rig for quality steel opens at the University of Gävle

Press releases   •   Apr 04, 2019 07:00 UTC

“This test rig is completely unique and, for the industry, long-awaited,” says Bahram Moshfegh, professor in energy systems and project manager at the University of Gävle. “These two rigs will cover a large range of steel industry products. In addition, our doctoral students will continue their research and also publish common knowledge which is important for the field.”

Distracting noises in offices very costly

Press releases   •   Mar 26, 2019 15:00 UTC

​“Despite the fact that research shows that 8 out of 10 office workers are distracted by noises and state that their productivity decreases by up to 66 percent, we keep investing in open-office environments,” says John Marsh, researcher at the University of Gävle. “There is no way to avoid these noises, noises which make people sick and which have a strong negative impact on productivity,”

Working places central to alleviate mental ill-health among young people

Working places central to alleviate mental ill-health among young people

Press releases   •   Mar 22, 2019 10:14 UTC

“When line managers can learn how to meet the needs of young people, they will have the key to contribute to positive mental health,” says Sven Svensson, researcher in occupational health at the University of Gävle. Managers have an important role to play, apart from leading and distributing work in a fair and just manner, managers need to provide skills development and learning at work.

County governor takes researchers from University of Gävle on a tour

County governor takes researchers from University of Gävle on a tour

Press releases   •   Mar 15, 2019 15:18 UTC

​Once a year, the group leaves the castle in Gävle for a tour of the county. On March 19, the group will visit Vallviks bruk in Söderhamn and the theme for the evening is sustainable enterprising combined with a sustainable economy. “Others tend to put sustainability on like make-up, but for the last twenty years, sustainability has been at the core of University of Gävle,” Per Bill says.

5G is a revolution for us all

5G is a revolution for us all

Press releases   •   Mar 15, 2019 11:33 UTC

“5G means that data transfer will be faster and more reliable. Moreover, around the corner we can expect mining and forestry machinery operated from a distance and automated warehouses,” says Mahmoud Alizadeh, researcher at the University of Gävle. "We must not only emphasize the impressive advantages of 5G technology, but to strive to make the technology as environmentally friendly as possible."

The University’s new forum “Industrisamtalet” continues with talks on working conditions

The University’s new forum “Industrisamtalet” continues with talks on working conditions

Press releases   •   Mar 11, 2019 13:37 UTC

​Representatives for the industry and researchers from the University of Gävle continue with their talks. Now, the focus is on increasing employees’ well-being and performance.

Want to save the climate? Stop trying to be its friend

Want to save the climate? Stop trying to be its friend

Press releases   •   Mar 04, 2019 11:00 UTC

People tend to judge their environmental impact using moral intuition evolved to handle social exchange – but this may be doing more harm than good, say researchers at University of Gävle. A new theory suggests that we think of our relationship with the environment like a social exchange, leading to the belief that ‘environmentally friendly’ behavior can compensate for ‘harmful’ behavior.

Researcher from Gävle: “How the mobile phone became a learning tool”

Researcher from Gävle: “How the mobile phone became a learning tool”

Press releases   •   Feb 28, 2019 10:00 UTC

​“Mobile phones turned out to be one of the most important tools when upper secondary pupils used IT to support their learning process,” says Jörgen Holmberg, researcher in educational sciences. “I acted as a sounding board and also supported the teachers in their use of IT. In this way, we added something to the teaching that we could not have done otherwise.”