30-year-old mathematical hypothesis disproved

A research collaboration between BTH, University West and the University of Santander in Colombia has led to a new discovery in mathematics. The discovery concerns separable algebras and their gradations. “It is a great feeling to be able to produce counter-examples, and thereby prove something that three of the world’s foremost algebra researchers did not […]

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An intensive first week of December

The first Monday in December, I was at the conference ”Aligning Strategies to Enable Open Access” in Berlin. It is an annually occurring conference, although I participated for the first time. I had been invited for my presence in the Royal Library’s working group on Open Access. There were many interesting presentations that confirmed that […]

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Young engineers start their careers at BTH

The Indian students Venkata Sai and Chandrasekhar is a part of the brand new 3+1 programme at BTH. They arrived in Sweden during late summer to complete their studies in mechanical engineering at BTH. After graduation, they would like to work within the European motor industry. The demand for engineers in both Europe and Sweden […]

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Successful research on innovative product development

Since 2013, one of BTH´s focus area in research has been on innovative product development. Now after five years, an initial evaluation has been made and the results are very positive – the researchers have been active and it is high quality of scientific production. In order to enhance the competitiveness of Swedish industry and […]

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Investigation of Governmental Steering and Resource Distribution of Universities (STRUT)

Since April 2017, Pam Fredman, former Vice-Chancellor at the University of Gothenburg, has lead the investigation ”Steering for strong and responsible universities”, called ”Struten”. The task was recently prolonged, and the new final date is February 1, 2019. The investigation can be followed on its webpage (in Swedish). The purpose of the investigation is to take a […]

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BTH top-ranked in software engineering research

BTH is among the world’s most outstanding universities in software engineering research. BTH ranked sixth in the world and first in Europe regarding the number of publications in leading journals in the field. Software engineering is becoming increasingly relevant in society due to digitalisation, and BTH has long had a top position in the field of […]

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Gender Science and Misinformation

I was recently directed to a column in Blekinge Läns Tidning (BLT), October 26, which argues that the research in Gender Science should be discontinued. The column was caused by an email from 26 Gender Science researchers to the Vice-Chancellors at Sweden’s universities, including the undersigned, where they expressed concerns for the future of their […]

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Expanded student exchange with Chinese university

Today, representatives of the Shanghai Polytechnic University, SSPU, visit BTH to discuss an expanded cooperation in student exchange between the two universities. During the day, a number of representatives from the Chinese university in Shanghai met professors, teachers and staff responsible for student exchanges at BTH. The purpose of the Chinese visit is to have […]

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On Open Access

The time is running out for those scientific publishers that drain our researchers (in the end the tax payers!) from resources. At least judging from the “Plan S” that stipulates an accelerated transition to publications only in “compliant open access journals” from January 1, 2020. The nordic universities (NUS) have adopted this plan. As you […]

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