3 July 2020
Halmstad University hosting the NBM Conference 2021
In June 2021, Halmstad University and the research environment Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning research (CIEL) is hosting the sixth edition of the International Conference on New Business Models (NBM).
1 July 2020
Eight education programmes evaluated
During the spring, eight of the University’s education programmes were evaluated. This was the second time that the University evaluated programmes on its own. The purpose is to develop both the education programmes and the University’s system for quality assurance and follow-up. Of this year’s evaluated programmes, three were assessed as approved quality, four approved quality with reservations and one quality under review.
25 June 2020
Adding intelligence to embedded systems
Any kind of technical gadget that has a computer and a dedicated function is a so called embedded system. Examples range from smaller devices, like a smart watch, to larger systems, like an autonomous car. By implementing so called Deep Learning models on these embedded platforms, artificial intelligence can be added to the devices. Nesma Rezk, a PhD student at Halmstad University, has recently presented her licentiate thesis on this subject.
17 June 2020
Halmstad University invests in professional development for business and industry
With support from the Swedish Knowledge Foundation, Halmstad University is investing in professional development in several different areas of business and industry. The courses are at advanced level, free of charge and online based with a flexible pace of study.
5 June 2020
Different graduation week for this year’s graduating students
Nothing is as usual this spring. Normally, the University’s festive graduation ceremony would have been a few hours away and campus would have been filled with happy and enthusiastic graduating students taking part in the graduation fairs, scholarship ceremonies and programme assemblies. This year, all activities are performed digitally instead.
3 June 2020
Alumna of the year has rehabilitation of the unemployed close to her heart
The award Alumna/Alumnus of the year at Halmstad University is this year awarded to Rebecka Larsson. Her innovative contributions to her workplace and her ongoing involvement in the University’s Health Education programme makes her a true ambassador for the University. With fervour and enthusiasm, she inspires students to be curious and to dare.
13 May 2020
Researcher in 'Wisdom of the Crowd'
Earlier this spring, Yuantao Fan defended his doctoral thesis in Signals and Systems Engineering about “Wisdom of the Crowd” in Signals and Systems Engineering. His focus has been on buses, but the method he has explored can work with many different types of equipment. Yuantao Fan started at Halmstad University as a Master’s student, and after finishing his PhD he has started post-doctoral position here.
24 April 2020
Robots that understand, learn and imitate humans
How can robots become more intelligent? That is the ultimate question that Eren Erdal Aksoy wants to find the answer to. “I am not interested in designing the latest version of a humanoid robot with two legs or two arms. Instead, I want to make them more intelligent by asking deep questions – how can they observe us, pursue us, learn from our behavior and transform that knowledge into their own internal system?”, says Eren Erdal Aksoy.
22 April 2020
Self tracking apps affect us – and we affect the apps with improvisation and fiddling
They are a big part of our everyday lives, the apps that measure everything from how we eat and sleep, to how we move. The initial idea is that our behaviour needs to be adjusted – we are supposed to become better people with the help of, for example, a pedometer. But it is not always that simple. Researchers within the fields of pedagogy, anthropology, ethnology and sociology at, among others, Halmstad University have studied how the self tracking apps and the technology affect us – and how we affect the technology.
14 April 2020
Personalised digital intervention to battle high blood pressure
By motivating and reminding a person to take her medication, based on her own needs and behaviour, researchers at Halmstad University strive to improve medication adherence for patients with hypertension. The reasons for not taking prescribed medication vary – it can be forgetfulness, fear of side effects or lack of understanding the consequences – but the medication is important for preventing for example congestive heart failure or stroke. Individualised digital tools is one way to assist patients with high blood pressure in self-empowerment and hence increase medication adherence.