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Research for knowledge
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MDH’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 2021-10-15
  • Article type Current

Digitisation places demands on communication in healthcare

Informing and teaching patients is an important task for nurses. They must be able to communicate with patients of different ages, with various needs and from different cultures, both during physical and digital meetings. Professor Inger K Holmström at MDH has conducted research on communication in healthcare.

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  • Date 2021-10-11
  • Article type Current

“Human rights are the cornerstones of a multicultural society”

MDH researcher Mehrdad Darvishpour is currently co-editor and co-author of a third, reworked edition of the book "Migration and Ethnicity. Perspectives on diversity in Sweden” (Migration och etnicitet. Perspektiv på mångfald i Sverige). The starting point for the book is to study migration issues and ethnic relations from a perspective of power.

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This is how MDH 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 MDH work with the sustainable development goals.

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  • Date 2021-10-18
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Researchers: Female political leaders are challenged more often in the media than men

Sweden is currently speculating about whether it will be Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson who will succeed Stefan Löfvén and become the country's next Prime Minister. She would be Sweden's first woman in the position. “In such an event, it will be a challenge for her to establish an image of her political leadership that will not be to her disadvantage,” says Joakim Johansson, Political Scientist at Mälardalen University (MDH) who believes that there is a significant difference between how women and men are portrayed in the media.

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  • Date 2021-09-21
  • Article type Current

Artificial Intelligence improves road safety

A new research project has been launched at MDH, where new technology with the help of AI will interpret different kinds of anomalous driving behaviours to minimise driving-related road safety risks for professional drivers.

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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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