"Tough but fun!" That's how some new students summarise the expectations they have of their future years of study. On Monday, they were welcomed to Dalarna University at the traditional Welcome Ceremony.
To the sounds and melodies of folk music, students entered Lugnet Arena on Friday afternoon, where a ceremony to mark their graduation was about to take place, with speeches from the University's Vice-Chancellor and Dalarna's County Governor.
The Research Council of Norway has awarded researchers from Dalarna University and six other universities/research institutions 1 million Norwegian kronor for the project entitled Sustainable Arctic Cruise Communities: from Practice to Governance.
On Tuesday, December 17, Dalarna University's governing board approved a strategy for education and research. The strategy comes as a result of comprehensive work on the part of students, university colleagues and collaborative partners.
Together with the University of Gävle and Mälardalen University, Dalarna University has received 25.9 million sek in funding from the KK-Stiftelsen (Knowledege Foundation) to establish the research school "Future-Proof Cities" that will focus on sustainable urban development.
Over a three-year period, Senior Lecturer Ulf Hansson will be involved in the project MATILDE, which aims to increase understanding as to the true development potential that migration brings with it, with a particular focus on rural and mountain regions.
Last week, members of Dalarna University management met with representatives from Dalarna’s Länsstyrelsen, Trafikverket, Dalarna Science Park, municipalities and businesses to discuss the future development of the university as well as collaboration.
Dalarna University has invested in LoRaWan-gateway, which was recently mounted on the rooftop of Campus Borlänge. This means that Campus Borlänge is now an active node in the licence-free network LoRA and can, by way of this gateway, receive signals from LoRa sensors of various kinds.
Collaboration between Dalarna University, the University of Gävle and small and mid-sized companies to reduce energy consumption was recognised recently by the European Commission at a ceremony in Helsinki, Finland.
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