The University of Gävle carries out excellent and competitve research to foster a social development that protects the environment we people live in. Therefore, projects which directly target our living environment, for instance sustainable development, health and working environments, are in focus for our University's research efforts.
To realise our vision and meet the expectations of our surrounding society, the University concentrates its research efforts in two research profiles: Built Environment and Health-Promoting Working Life. In addition, research is carried out in educational sciences, the humanities, electronics, mathematics and biology.
Our research targets the challenges society faces today and tomorrow. Through innovative solutions, new thinking and high quality, our research contributes to an ecologically, economically and socially sustainable society. In our University's research environments, the research carried out is leading the development of knowledge and technology forward both nationally and internationally.
A research team in occupational health sciences at the Centre for Musculoskeletal Research has been awarded 1,9 million SEK to document the transition from traditional offices to activity-based workplaces at the Swedish Transport Administration.
Professor Arne Fagerström and Senior Lecturer Fredrik Hartwig from the Department of Business and Economic Studies will lead a seminar series in collaboration with the consultancy Tyréns and the municipality of Gävle. The seminar series focuses on how organisations can, and in certain in cases must, carry out sustainable accounting as well as on how economic control systems can be used to implement strategic sustainability goals in organisations.
Svend Erik Mathiassen, professor in occupational and environmental medicine at the University of Gävle, is part of a research team awarded 3 million SEK from Forte to study variation and physical load for string musicians.
Mini series on TV4 about the research conducted at the University of Gävle.
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