12/14/2023 The industry is constantly seeking efficiency improvements for increased profitability. But how can this be done without risking people's health? Aitor Iriondo Pascual, a PhD student in Informatics at the University of Skövde, has developed software that can be used to maximise productivity and the well-being of workers at the same time.
10/3/2023 In collaboration with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Professor Nikolaos Kourentzes from the University of Skövde has developed tools that can assist central banks in setting interest rates for effective monetary policy. Four countries around the world have already sought assistance from these tools.
9/7/2023 In a new research project, the University of Skövde collaborates with Kinnekulle energi and Götene Municipality to enhance biodiversity around power grid networks. This is achieved by using a unique tool developed by researchers at the University of Skövde.
5/10/2023 Pieces Interactive has chosen to fund a game researcher from the University of Skövde. As a Swedish entertainment game developer, this makes them unique so far. “The research creates conditions to build a better working environment and speed up our product development,” says Robert Lazic, CEO at Pieces Interactive.
9/26/2022 The games industry is a global industry. This means that regardless of where in the world a game developer is based, they have a global playerbase and may need to adapt their games accordingly. Marcus Toftedahl, PhD Student at the University of Skövde, has taken a closer look at what small game companies need to do, to adapt their games to different markets around the world.
9/21/2022 In a new study from the University of Skövde, the University of Virginia, and Lancaster University researchers have developed a model that the computer game industry can use to predict competitor sales, and plan future launches and investments in their own games. The model is based on own past product sales data and competitor's prerelease Google Trends.
5/24/2022 Skövde Municipality’s student health service is being assisted by experts in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Skövde in order to develop skills and strengthen its personnel by incorporating a health-promoting and strength-focused perspective in interviews. “We are extremely pleased with the results”, says Mona Tolonen, who is head of Skövde Municipality’s student health department.
5/11/2022 Researchers at the University of Skövde have developed an indicator that shows how good a landscape is at supporting and enhancing biodiversity. The indicator provides people such as planners, landowners and conservationists with support when deciding upon how land can be best used and determining which natural habitats are present in a landscape.
12/9/2021 Industry faces a major transition, placing tough demands on today’s leaders. To meet these challenges, Emmy Wixenius – a production planning manager at Scania – chose to study a course in Technical Leadership for Future Industry Processes at the University of Skövde.
12/8/2021 Digital parenting support in the form of a game can help couples who are new parents get to know each other in a new way as parents. Research at the University of Skövde within care and game development has come together, resulting in the game Samspel. This digital parenting support can now be used during contact with parents at both maternity clinics and family advice centres.
10/27/2021 Employees of Swedish companies in Thailand were recently invited to participate in a three-day online course in Simulation for Decision Support at the University of Skövde. The course package is a product of the collaborative INSA project, and is financed by VINNOVA. The purpose is to reinforce both the academic community’s knowledge and the capacity for collaboration with business and public-sector organisations from a global perspective.
10/26/2021 The University of Skövde has conducted a pilot study to establish the population of the non-native Chinese mitten crab in Lake Vänern. In the study, it emerged that, in recent years, professional fishermen have seen an increased number of this invasive species. The researchers judge that there is not a stable population in Lake Vänern due to the Swedish winters having been too cold up to now, but that continued monitoring is important to prevent the Chinese mitten crab gaining a foothold.