6 May 2019
International cross collaboration to help dementia patients
Dementia is the loss of cognitive functioning – thinking, remembering, and reasoning – which complicates daily routines for dementia patients. In a European initiative called Remind, Halmstad University collaborates with organisations from nine different countries to develop technical solutions that can help patients with dementia and their relatives in everyday life. In a newly produced video seminar, Halmstad researchers present the Remind project.
3 May 2019
Victory in research competition for quality assurance of patient data
Researchers from Halmstad University and Lund University have won an AI competition announced by the US Food and Drug Administration, FDA. The purpose of the competition was to develop a system for tracing mislabeled cancer patient data.
25 April 2019
Research for fewer power outages
The results of his research enable power distribution companies to change from reactive to predictive maintenance. This reduces the risks of long outages annoying the customers as well as costly and time consuming repair actions for the distribution companies. Hassan Nemati has developed methods that can extract information from available data in smart distribution grids.
15 April 2019
Halmstad is the Student City of the Year 2019/2020!
Halmstad has been chosen to be the Student City of the Year 2019/2020 by the Swedish National Union of Students (SFS). The award was handed over during a festive ceremony at Halmstad University on April 11.
5 April 2019
New testing techniques for safer software development
Software product line engineering has become common practice for developing families of software systems. It has been used by many industrial companies such as Boeing, Bosch, General Motors, Philips and Siemens. Since the safety aspect of these systems is of great importance, they have to be efficiently and rigorously tested. Mahsa Varshosaz at Halmstad University has developed a testing technique tailored for product lines and has recently published a thesis on her conclusions.
1 April 2019
Couch potatoes and flying pigs! New book on sayings and other standard phrases
Idiomatic expressions make our language richer and, furthermore, are great exercise for the brain. Monica Karlsson, Senior Lecturer in English at Halmstad University, researches fixed phrases. In her new book, published by an international, British publisher, she describes her research.
28 February 2019
The challenge with healthcare innovation
“There is no shortage of innovation within the healthcare sector, it’s just translating innovation into practice that is difficult. And it takes a long time”, says Guest Professor James Barlow, the second Bennett Professor at Halmstad University. He is a Professor in Technology and Innovation Management at Imperial College Business School in London and focuses in his research on innovation in healthcare – from creation to adoption. He is particularly interested in the complex relationship between innovation in health technologies, services and infrastructure.
26 February 2019
Say hi to our new website – and the new student web
Today Halmstad University launches its new website and a brand new student web. The new websites focus on the search function – rather than the menus – user needs and highlighting our core assignments: education and research. Instead of a traditional top menu, the visitor now accesses the menu through an icon at the top right of all the pages of the site, in the same way as many websites are designed today to be mobile friendly.
13 February 2019
Heat Roadmap Europe remaps the energy supply systems of the European Union
Halmstad University, in collaboration with Aalborg University in Denmark and Europa-Universität Flensburg in Germany, conducts world-leading research within the fields of heating market analysis and district heating. The project Heat Roadmap Europe, which is funded by the European Union, is coming to an end after three years of great success. During the autumn of 2019, the new EU project sEEnergies will pick up the torch and continue the work.
4 February 2019
Working towards safer roads
25,670 people lost their lives on European roads in 2016, and around 130,000 were seriously injured. Road transport represents a fifth of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities. Part of the solution to these societal challenges lies in efficient communication systems between intelligent vehicles, infrastructure and other road users. This will in the near future lead to safer roads, and to a reduction in energy consumption and emissions. Research at Halmstad University, done in collaboration with the industry, contributes to the fast development of this communication technology.