Participating in Almedalen? If so, add your event on mau.se

If you plan to participate in an external seminar or some other event during the Almedalen week in early July, please let Magnus Jando know. Malmö University is creating webpage listings of all the scheduled events involving our faculty. Send an email with your event information to magnus.jando@mau.se as soon as possible.

During this year’s Almedalsveckan, Malmö University is organizing seminars in Öresundshuset. Researchers from Malmö University will also face off against opponents from Lund University in the annual Science slam.

May 18 talk and panel discussion with the Digital Champion of Sweden

Jan Gulliksen. Photo by Kristina Sahlén.

The Transformative Power of Digitization is a lecture (in Swedish) this Friday, May 18, with Jan Gulliksen. Professor in Human Computer Interaction at KTH and Digital Champion of Sweden for the European Commission, Jan ”Gulan” Gulliksen is also a member of the Swedish Government’s Digitalisation Council.

The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion in Swedish on digital competence and the role of universities in the digital society. In addition to Jan ”Gulan” Gulliksen, the panel includes Charlotta Alegria Ursing, CEO of MINC, Jonas Gallon, regional manager of digital renewal at Region Skåne, Andreas Jacobsson, Dean of the Faculty of Technology and Society,  and Anna Werntoft, CEO of Stratiteq.

Reserve you ticket to the event as soon as possible via the Eventbrite ticket page.

More information (in Swedish) about the lecture can be found here. The panel discussion is described in detail here.

Engineer publishes book on adult developmental psychology

On May 16, Kristian Stålne, researcher and senior lecturer at the Department of Materials Science and Applied Mathematics, is having a release event for his new book titled:  Vuxen men inte färdig: Vuxenutveckling – stadier av komplexitet och mening. (Approximately translated to: Adult but not completed. Adult development – stages of complexity and meaning).

WHEN AND WHERE:
Wednesday, May 16 at 17:00-19:00 in the Niagara building B2 lecture hall, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Malmö University

Kristian’s book consists of three parts. The first part is a developmental autobiography that illustrates how a developmental journey, with accommodating crises and transformations, can be perceived from the inside. In this section, Kristian also explains why he, as a researcher with a background in engineering, set out to write a book about adult development psychology. 

The second part can be construed as a textbook introduction to the prevailing theories of adult development, with a focus on complex thinking and meaning-making. A central aspect in this is the individual’s capacity to handle increasingly complex issues and for perspective-taking, as well as a gradually developing capacity for self-reflection.

In the third part, Kristian ties the two previous sections together to show how his own personal developmental journey can be understood from an adult development perspective. The section also provides a critical discussion of the said research field. How might these insights have affected the author? In what ways do we as a society support individual development and is development as such even a desirable goal?

The book is written for a broad audience including psychologists, coaches, managers, teachers, human resources-professionals working with recruitment and leadership development, students of teaching and psychology as well as people in general who are interested in psychological perspectives on personal development.

Copies of the book can be purchased at the event for SEK 200 (regular price is SEK 248 for preorders and SEK 298 after release).

All are welcome to attend. Refreshments and sparkling wine will be served. Please RSVP via the Facebook-event or via the publisher’s website.

For more information, please contact Kristian Stålne.

Tuesday: Lunch seminar with Christian Stråhlman

Welcome to the lunch seminar on Tuesday April 24 at 12:15-13:00 in Niagara building room C626. Christian Stråhlman will talk about Negative-Ion/Positive-Ion Coincidence Spectroscopy Applied to X-ray Excited Water Molecules.

Christian will talk about how the negative-ion/positive-ion coincidence technique (NIPICO) has allowed researchers to find and characterize previously hidden excited states in the water molecule. He will also discuss how this synchrotron based technique can be used for future experiments at MAX IV.

We are looking for an interesting speaker for the TS Teknikdag

On November 15 at 1-4pm we will arrange the first TS-specific student recruitment day. It is an inspiration day for secondary school (gymnasium) students in Skåne. The main purpose is to attract girls to our education programs and to raise awareness about what we offer here at TS.

Contacts at local schools
By the end of April we will send out a Save-the-date notice to teachers and vice-chancellors at schools in Skåne. We are sending this out broadly, so it would be great to have any and all of the contacts at schools that you might have. Please send us any contacts (daniel.harju@mau.se or filippa.tornwall@mau.se). If you prefer to send the Save-the-date yourself, we can also provide you the Save-the-date invitation.

Female external inspiration speaker
One of the main points on the November 15 program will be a short inspiration talk by a female technologist, engineer, mathematician, entrepreneur or someone else who can inspire the students. If you know of any external speaker you think would be a good fit for this, please let us know before April 26.

Other ideas or suggestions are of course also welcome. We will give you more information about this in the months to come. Thank you in advance.

Sincerely,

Filippa and Daniel

Wednesday: Lunch seminar on atomic simulation environment

Jakob Blomqvist

Don’t miss the lunch seminar with Jakob Blomqvist this Wednesday, April 17 at 12:15-13:00 in Niagara room C:626. The title of Jakob’s talk is The atomic simulation environment – a Python library for working with atoms.

Next lunch seminar will be on April 24 at 12:15-13:00 in C:626. Christian Stråhlman will then talk about MAX –Lab (title to be announced).

Per Jönsson up next in University’s new after work-lecture series

On Thursday, April 19 at 5 pm, Per Jönsson will speak at I huvudet på en professor (In the mind of a professor), the University’s new after work- series.  The subject of Per’s talk is Atomen: vår guide till galaxen (The atom: our guide to the galaxy). Beer, wine, coffee, tea, snacks etc. can be purchased at the event.

When and where:
Thursday, April 19, from 5-6 pm (doors open at 4:30pm)
The Niagara 2nd floor café, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Malmö University

I huvudet på en professor is a new series of after work-lectures held in Swedish (except the April 25 event). The lectures are about 30 minutes, followed by a panel discussion with a master and a PhD-student and opportunities for audience members to ask questions.

No reservations are necessary for this free event, but you can reserve a ticket via the serie’s Eventbrite ticket site.

The series was launched as part of Malmö University’s 20th anniversary. The series consists of 20 free popular science lectures on a range of current topics.

See the entire series program here

See a short teaser film featuring Per Jönsson

On April 14, join Science Marches On in Lund

About a year ago, an estimated 1.07 million people in cities across the globe participated in the very first March for Science. This year, Skåne will have its very own March for Science, organized by the association Allmänhet och Vetenskap as part of a larger campaign for science called #HurVetDuDet.

On April 14 in Lund, participants will walk between MAX IV and ESS, passing by the site for Science Village. This symbolises Skåne’s dedication and commitment to science in society and politics.

When and where:

Assembly at 13:00 on April 14 at MAX IV (Fotongatan 2 in Lund). From there the march will pass ESS before returning to MAX IV, finishing no later than 15:00.

#HurVetDuDet

The theme of this year’s march is Hur vet du det? (In English: How do you know that?) The idea behind the campaign is to infuse this important scientific question into political debates where statements of fact often go misused and unchallenged.

2018 March for Science official statement:

The March for Science champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good, and for political leaders and policymakers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest.

More:

Read about Science Marches On in Lund: https://www.marchforscience.se/lund/
Read about the #HurVetDuDet campaign: https://hurvetdudet.nu/

Visit Science Marches on:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scimarchlund
Twitter @SciMarchLund
Instagram @SciMarchLund
SnapChat @SciMarchLund

Cancelled: April 10 lunch talk about sexual harassment

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

All students and staff at TS are welcome to attend the first event in Malmö University’s lunch meeting series on gender equality and equal opportunity. The 60-minute meeting will be held in Swedish and includes a research presentation by Caroline Mellgren, followed by discussions. Free lunch bag with RSVP.

When and where:

Tuesday April 10 at noon to 1 pm in the Orkanen library, Room C528.
RSVP by April 1 to kompetensutveckling@mah.se

More information about the event:

https://www.mah.se/nyheter/kalender/studenters-utsatthet-och-upplevelser-av-sexuella-trakasserier/

Proposals for Rudolf W Palm Foundation funding by April 9

The Rudolf W Palm Foundation was one of the foundations transferred from Lund University to Malmö University in conjunction with the new university status. The criteria for receiving Rudolf W Palm Foundation funding are strongly aligned with education at the Faculty of Technology and Society. The Faculty Dean would like to see proposals to be submitted to the foundation committee for consideration. The grant total is SEK 50 000 per year.

Employees at the Faculty of Science and Technology are welcome to send proposals to their Heads of Departments. Please send your suggestion to Mats or Bo no later than Monday, April 9.

Don’t miss this week:

Submissions to IoT-ASAP 2018

Due to several requests, the deadline for research paper submission to the IoT-ASAP 2018 has been extended to March 14. Romina Spalazzese reminds us that they welcome both short (4 pages) and long papers (8 pages). More information at https://iotasap.github.io/IoTASAP2018/

Open house on Wednesday March 15 from 13:00-17:00

Malmö University is hosting its annual Öppet hus for prospective students on Wednesday March 15. As usual, the TS programs will be represented by our student ambassadors on the Fifth floor of the Niagara building.   

Licenciate seminar for Dimitris Paraschakis

Dimitris Paraschakis is defending his thesis Algorithmic and Ethical Aspects of Recommender Systems in e-Commerce. Discussant: PhD Alan Said, Högskolan i Skövde.
Time: Friday March 16 at 13:15-15:00 in Lecture Hall B1(B0E15), Niagara. Calendar event: https://www.mah.se/nyheter/kalender/licentiatseminarium-dimitris-paraschakis/

The Faculty hosted poster exhibition and semifinal for young researchers

Bild på deltagare i Unga Forskare

At Malmö University on Thursday, March 1, a group of secondary school (gymnasium) students from Malmö presented 25 research projects in a poster exhibition and semifinal for the Unga Forskare (in English: Young Researchers) national research competition.  

Mohammed Al-Khushali

Mohammed Al-Khushali from Malmö Borgarskola was one of the finalists. In his project, Mohammed looked at the potential to produce biodiesel from vegetable oil.

A jury comprised of Rickard du Rietz and Henrik Hartman at the Department of Materials Science and Applied Mathematics selected five finalists to represent the region in Stockholm March 20-23.

Can you describe the Faculty’s partnership with Unga Forskare?

Henrik Hartman

Henrik: The organization Unga Forskare arranges an annual national exhibition and competition where gymnasium students present their research projects. Malmö University is since many years involved in the exhibition as jury. We also provide feedback and encourage further studies. It is a great opportunity to interact with potential students, including the ones participating in the competition and others coming to see the exhibition.

Was it difficult to pick out the finalists and how did the jury evaluate the projects?

Rickard: We appreciated the high quality level of the projects and the high scientific standard. There was a good mix between basic research and high relevance for societal challenges. Overall, it is always a delicate matter to select only a few projects out of many and this year was no exception. The final decision was based on the students’ presentations in conjunction with their written reports and thorough discussions within the jury.

What is the best part about speaking to young people about research and education within the fields of technology and natural science?

Henrik: The fact that the students are so engaged with their projects and eager to learn.

Was there a project that you specifically liked?

Rickard du Rietz

Rickard: We specifically like the good mix between basic research projects and the ones targeting specific challenges. All the participants share a dedication and willingness to learn more: We were also impressed with the high quality of the research methods they used.

Do you have any tips or suggestions to people at Malmö University who want to engage with prospective students?

Henrik: Events such as this one are great opportunities to bring good potential students to the university campus and meet with existing students. Not only do the faculties have the opportunity to advertise their programs and courses, but also provide valuable feedback to the exhibitors by asking questions about their specific project and maybe even learn a thing or two.

For more information about Unga Forskare, visit the website: https://ungaforskare.se/utstallningen/

Last day to nominate for the 2018 Honorary Doctorate

Wednesday February 28 is the last day to send in nominations for the 2018 Honorary Doctorate, an expression of the faculty’s appreciation of outstanding efforts within any of the faculty’s areas. Send your proposal to TS_dekan@mah.se.

Proposal should include full contact details for the proposed person and a popular scientific reasoning of 100-150 words that can form the basis for the final statement of motivation in the press release and printed program.

The Faculty for Technology and Society 2018 graduation ceremony, May 24

Staff and all programme students at the Faculty who are registered in a thesis examination course for the 2017/2018 academic year are invited to the annual academic graduation ceremony.

When and where:
Thursday, May 24 at 5 pm in D138, Building Orkanen, Nordenskiöldsgatan 10, Malmö.

Formal invitation:
A formal invitation with information about the ceremony programme, food, dress code and RSVP will be sent to all invited students. All staff will also receive an invitation by email.