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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

The University’s researchers make an imprint

Press Releases   •   Apr 27, 2018 12:50 GMT

The University’s researchers make an imprint. Lena Magnusson’s dissertation, together with Svend-Erik Mathiassen’s och Karl Samuelsson’s articles, all belong to the most downloaded articles in their fields.

Drama pupils prepare future teachers for the classroom

Press Releases   •   Apr 27, 2018 12:19 GMT

Drama pupils prepare future teachers for the classroom. How do you deal with pupils who cry at grade information sessions or pupils who state that your lessons are uninteresting? The University of Gävle is now trying out a new way to prepare their students in upper-secondary school teaching programmes.

Lisa and Linnéa awarded prize for their environmental work

Press Releases   •   Apr 27, 2018 11:42 GMT

Lisa and Linnéa awarded prize for their environmental work. At a ceremony at the University of Gävle on 26 April, Lisa Johansson and Linnéa Löfquist were awarded a prize of 7500 SEk each by Gästrikeregionen Miljö. “Those three years were great fun with many interesting projects where you could be creative and work a lot with your hands,” Linnéa Löfquist says.

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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