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.”

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

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.

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.

Joakim Helmbrant - Networker of the Year

Press Releases   •   Nov 01, 2018 09:00 GMT

“I am very pleased and honoured,” says Joakim Helmbrant, coordinator for external relatitons at the University of Gävle, who recently received FindITs award “Networker of the Year.” With his humble and listening attitude he opens doors and contributes with insights. He is always curious about how others do things and attempts to learn from these examples. Joakim is a role model.”

A new time demands new schools

Press Releases   •   Nov 01, 2018 08:00 GMT

How can the physical environments in schools enable or disable teaching and learning? This is the focus of a new research project to be conducted in the next year by Anneli Frelin and Jan Grannäs, researchers in educational sciences at the University of Gävle.

How smart is The Smart City?

Press Releases   •   Oct 24, 2018 09:42 GMT

“We would like to demonstrate how we can build smart cities in a better way, a way in which we consider nature and environmental concerns to a great extent, because no one is a smart as nature itself,” says Johan Colding. Urban Studio, the research program on urban sustainability, aims to dig deep into ideas about the Smart City during two days at the University of Gävle

5G demands more powerful amplifiers

Press Releases   •   Oct 18, 2018 09:54 GMT

The 5th generation of wireless systems will demand a large number of amplifiers and we attempt to find simple solutions to optimize these,” Zain Ahmed Kahn, researcher at the University of Gävle, says. “It’s like when someone speaks from a great distance. We can hardly hear them, but if we place a microphone in front of them, they can be heard, and the amplifier functions like a microphone,”

Public housing companies’ tenants cannot afford market orientation

Press Releases   •   Oct 18, 2018 09:42 GMT

“Everything was good: they built eco-housing with nice green areas but no one could afford to move in,” says Zahra Ahmadi, researcher at the University of Gävle. In 2011, new EU legislation was introduced which meant that public housing companies too need financial return on investment and, in a business-like manner, need to concentrate on making a profit in the housing market.

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.

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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