8 April 2021
Campus remains closed due to ongoing spread of infection
Halmstad University is keeping its premises in both Halmstad and Varberg closed in an attempt to limit the spread of Covid-19 that started after a social gathering at a student residence in Halmstad. Campus closed for students on March 30 and will remain closed until April 19. Exceptions are made for a few compulsory elements that must be completed on campus.
7 April 2021
Students affected by the apartment fire are well given the circumstances
Last night, on April 7, there was a fire in a house at Östra stranden in Halmstad. Some of the residents in the apartment building are students at Halmstad University. Around 10 students have stated that they are registered at an address in the area. They have been contacted by the University and are doing well given the circumstances. However, there may be more students who are affected by the fire but who are not registered at an address in the area, and they are encouraged to contact the University.
31 March 2021
Joint human-machine learning can improve district heating
By combining machine learning and human knowledge in self-monitoring and intelligent systems, failures and deviations can automatically be detected. Research at Halmstad University shows that when these systems are applied to district heating, money can be saved and the efficiency can be increased – leading to a more sustainable energy supply.
29 March 2021
Campus closes after an outbreak at student accommodation
Halmstad University has decided to close the campuses in both Halmstad and Varberg entirely for students from March 30 until April 12. This is done to stop the spread of infection after a confirmed major covid-19 outbreak that started after a party at the student accommodation Krusbäret in Halmstad. On Monday afternoon, 53 students were confirmed infected, and the number has doubled since last Friday. Students outside Krusbäret have also been confirmed infected.
9 March 2021
Smart Villages and Fab Lab Halmstad create a sustainable and smart society together
Halmstad University and Smart Villages start a new Fab Lab – a manufacturing laboratory – in the town of Veberöd. The village already functions as a testbed for several of Halmstad University's research projects.
9 March 2021
Agile organisations enable digital innovation
Previous research on agile organisations has mainly focused on large companies. At the same time, there is a tendency to highlight so-called start-ups as good examples. It is generally believed that larger companies have a lot to learn, especially when building a continuous digital innovation capability. In her research, Dulce Goncalves looks at start-up companies through an organisational lens to identify factors that promote or hinder their agile ability, so-called agility. The goal is to understand how start-up companies use agility to gain an advantage and enable digital innovation.
3 February 2021
Improving surface quality for sustainable manufacturing
3D printing, or additive manufacturing (AM), has developed vastly over the past years and is already a well-used alternative when producing plastic and metal parts for a range of different products. However, there is still a great need for improving surface quality in order for 3D printing to eventually replace conventional manufacturing techniques and contribute to the necessary shift towards sustainable manufacturing. Amogh Vedantha Krishna, PhD student at Halmstad University and Chalmers University of Technology, has recently presented new research findings for surface improvement in additive manufacturing.
1 February 2021
Professor’s portrait: he explores the road towards a sustainable society
Environmentally driven innovation calls for contributions on several different levels: engineering, strategic leadership, and political policy instruments. As newly appointed Professor in Innovation Sciences, Thomas Magnusson study all these levels – preferably in close collaboration with industry.
21 January 2021
Frida Stranne awarded Halmstad University’s Prize for Collaboration and Innovation 2020
For the fourth year in a row, Halmstad University is awarding a prize for collaboration and innovation. The prize is awarded to Frida Stranne, Senior Lecturer with special focus on American politics and societal development. Frida Stranne is awarded this prize due to, inter alia , her long-standing work on sharing knowledge, not least as a sought-after expert in the media. She is also a role model for women by daring to take her place on the grand stage and make female researchers more visible.
21 January 2021
Hibaq Yussuf – nurse turned teacher awarded Halmstad University’s Teaching and Learning Prize
Hibaq Yussuf, Lecturer in Nursing, is awarded Halmstad University’s Teaching and Learning Prize 2020 due to, inter alia , her great commitment to and passion for teaching. She teaches in the Nursing Programme and says that nursing is all about pedagogy.