24 March 2023The Bennet professorship an investment in health innovation
Through support from the industrialist Carl Bennet, who is the owner of, among other things, the medical technology company Getinge, the so-called Bennet Professorship was established in 2014 with a focus on health innovation. The investment has so far made it possible for Halmstad University to recruit four well-qualified researchers as visiting professors for research in the field.
20 March 2023Meet the new Vice-Chancellor, Susanna Öhman
Today, March 20, Susanna Öhman starts her position as new Vice-Chancellor of Halmstad University. She is a professor of sociology, performing research about societal perspectives on risks and crises, and has held several different management positions at Mid Sweden University during her academic career.
22 February 2023Research keeps AI compatible with smart devices
The smart devices we use in our daily lives keep getting smarter and are demanding more and more out of the hardware. How can we make sure that these devices are compatible with the artificial intelligence needed to keep them functioning, without having to increase the hardware capacity? This is what Nesma Rezk, PhD in Computer Science and Engineering, has been researching in her dissertation.
9 February 2023Susanna Öhman is appointed next Vice-Chancellor
The Swedish government has decided to appoint Susanna Öhman as the new Vice-Chancellor of Halmstad University, in accordance with the proposal from the University Governing Board. Susanna Öhman is a professor of Sociology at Mid Sweden University, and among other positions she is former Dean at Halmstad University’s School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences. She takes office on March 20, the day after present Vice-Chancellor Stephen Hwang retires from his appointment.
26 January 2023Turning data into better healthcare
Healthcare is facing major challenges and the use of data and information can play an important part in solving several of them. With the use of machine learning or other types of artificial intelligence (AI) it is possible to both enhance knowledge about the healthcare innovation chain and to develop information driven care solutions in healthcare. Carl Savage, Visiting Research Fellow in Healthcare Service, Management and Leadership at Halmstad University is researching how AI could help address and improve some of healthcare’s many challenges.
24 January 2023Sustainable work-life in the forestry industry
How can you create sustainable processes that improve the work environment in the forestry industry? In the research project “Sustainable work-life”, Pia Ulvenblad, Docent in Business Administration at Halmstad University, has followed four companies from the forestry industry for almost three years to examine this. The project has led to several scientific articles and the brochure “Safe together in the forestry industry”. The research is based on dialogues with 170 employees within the forestry industry and shows important success factors to create a safer work environment.
23 January 2023New leaders for the University’s focus areas
The University’s two focus areas – Health Innovation, and Smart Cities and Communities – have new leaders. The new leader for Health Innovation is Ingeborg Nilsson, Professor of Occupational Therapy, and the new leader for Smart Cities and Communities is Kristian Widén, Professor of Innovation Science. The two focus areas gather multidisciplinary research and education, often in collaboration with the private and public sectors.
19 January 2023Increased opportunities in 3D printing through surface analysis
Hi there, Amogh Vedantha Krishna, recent PhD in Manufacturing Technology . You completed your PhD in December. Can you tell us a bit about your research?
17 January 2023Gold shimmer at Halmstad University’s 40th anniversary
Yesterday was the starting point of Halmstad University’s 40th anniversary, with cake, golden confetti, looking back and to the future. Many students and employees gathered in the S building to inaugurate the anniversary, which will take place throughout the year.
16 January 2023First Vice-Chancellor looks back to 1983: settler spirit and societal involvement
January 16 marks the start of Halmstad University’s 40th anniversary. In 1983, Halmstad University became an independent university, with its first Vice-Chancellor, SvenOve Johansson. Today, looking back at those years, he remembers them as creative and exciting. The first education activities were programmes for engineers, pre-school teachers and after school teachers, courses in sports pedagogy and economics.