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and development

MDU's research leads to necessary knowledge and development – for Swedish industry and welfare, but also to solve some of the global challenges. The greatest part of research is conducted in cooperation with the private and the public sectors.

  • Date 2021-12-22
  • Article type Current

He is one of the world’s most influential researchers

Every year, the Web of Science Group lists the world's most influential researchers, that is, those researchers who have been cited the most times by other researchers over the past decade. Jinyue Yan, Professor at Mälardalen University, is part of this exclusive group, which includes 0.1 per cent of the world's researchers. He conducts research in future energy and was placed on this list in 2019 also.

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  • Date 2021-12-20
  • Article type Current

Advancing spectral imaging in vertical farming

Mälardalen University and Swegreen are partnering on multiple projects, one of which the application of spectral imaging to vertical farming. "Aqua2Farm including near-infrared spectroscopy and aquaphotomics can really contribute to the operation of an urban farm,” says Jan Skvaril, associate senior lecturer at Mälardalen University.

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This is how MDU work with the sustainable development goals

On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders — officially came into force. Over the next fifteen years countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind. This is how MDU work with the sustainable development goals.

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  • Date 2021-12-30
  • Article type Portrait

"Collaboration is the driving force in the research environment"

From a young age, Filip Markovic has enjoyed learning about the natural sciences. Today, he holds a postdoctoral position at Mälardalen University in the internationally prominent research specialisation Embedded Systems, a subfield of Computer Science. He enjoys his work immensely.

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  • Date 2021-12-30
  • Article type Current

New research project in Deep Learning very beneficial for the environment

A new research project, which is funded by the Swedish Research Council, will develop energy-efficient Deep Learning models to help reduce the carbon footprint. Today, Deep Learning (DL) is widely used in learning and interpreting large amounts of data, such as in health monitoring and robotics, but also in social media networking. Today's DL models require a high energy consumption, which leads to substantial environmental costs. For instance, a DL model can generate carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to the total lifetime carbon dioxide emissions of five cars.

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Research specialisations

Future Energy Center

Research focusing on renewable energy, energy efficiency and emission mitigation, as well as smarter modelling, optimisation and management.

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Health and Welfare

An interdisciplinary specialisation, an area for research studies and a field of knowledge where health research and welfare research meet studying different aspects of health.

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Embedded Systems

Computer science related to computers running entire systems or parts of systems, often with a demand for real-time operation, in everything from home appliances to aeroplanes.

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Industrial Economics and Management

Research focusing on for example the sustainable development of industry and working life.

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Innovation and Product Realisation

Research on how to develop sustainable, useful and competitive products and services.

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Educational Sciences and Mathematics

Researchers are working to raise the quality of education and to develop industry with the aid of mathematics.

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