On August 31, activities began for those working with the research profile Complex Systems - Microdata Analysis with a celebration of the news that Doctoral Students can now work directly at Dalarna University, which will help make their work both more efficient and effective. Head of School Lennart Westman delivered a speech in which he thanked Head of Research Kenneth Carling, who has worked especially hard towards Dalarna University being granted the right to award Post-Graduate Degrees in Microdata Analysis.
This move will help to make the research currently being conducted more efficient and will also mean the attainment of cross-referencing of research, the result of which will be positive for regional business and industry.
"It's a mix of technology and social science within the research profile, where the significance of the technology will have more of a place in the social science element and social science's understanding of human behaviour will have more of a place in the technological element," explains Head of Research Kenneth Carling.
Although this combination exists at other institutes of higher education in Europe, it can only be found in Sweden at Dalarna University.
"We have been really quite successful in terms of businesses in the region, where we have increased their competitiveness. This will improve further since doctoral students will be able to work more efficiently," states Head of Research Kenneth Carling.
On September 1, the first new doctoral student accepted into the research programme in Microdata Analysis at Dalarna University will begin, followed shortly thereafter by four doctoral students who have previously studied at other institutes of higher education.