"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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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.

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.


Campus
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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