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.
16 January 2019
Halmstad University teaches cyber security to other universities
Cyber security is an increasingly important topic, not least for those styding IT. Expertise is needed in order to prevent the exceptional increase in cyber-attacks against public and private IT systems – and against the individual's digital identity. Halmstad University conducts both education and research in the field, and has been entrusted with providing cyber security courses for other universities in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia and Latvia.