Dalarna University recently played host for an international conference on tourism, an industry that is hugely significant for the local economy of Dalarna. Attending were 160 researchers and doctoral students, who were there to discuss the effects of digital technology on the tourism industry.
The Government has designated Professor Marie Klingberg-Allvin to serve as Acting Vice-Chancellor while the recruitment process is underway for a new Vice-Chancellor. In 2014, she became Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University and will commence this, her new position, on October 1, 2017.
Later this week, Dalarna University will serve as host of the "Nordic Symposium of Tourism and Hospitality Research". Attending the conference will be 150 researchers from many other countries, who will discuss the importance of digital technology for the industry.
Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg was the main speaker at this year's event, which was held at Campus Borlänge and which served as the forum to present the University's new Engineering Pool.
The exhibition Kyss will be on display at Dalarna University. With its premise in the Song of Songs from the Bible, the exhibition challenges the traditional gender power order that Christianity and other religions have upheld.
As part of their programme, seven students from the European Solar Engineering School (ESES) worked with researchers from the Solar Energy Research Center (SERC) to plan and install solar cell systems at the company Skogs Lantbruk in Leksand.
An EU-funded project enables graduates to enter the workforce more quickly by giving them the chance to work for up to two years with a developmental project at a regional company. On September 18, the graduates themselves talked about their experiences at KTP Day.
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