Here’s an update from the Faculty Dean Andreas Jacobsson. This week he talks about some new search numbers and two brand new partner agreements. Relevant links provided below.
From techno stress and #MeToo to memory aids and targeted advertisement. The subjects vary widely as bachelor students from the Faculty’s two media technology programs (Produktionsledare: media and Medieproduktion och processdesign) present their theses on January 16 and 17. All are welcome to attend.
When and where:
Wednesday January 16, starting at 9:15 in NI:A0502, Niagara building
Thursday January 17 from 9:15 in NI:A0513, Niagara building
For more information, please contact Maria Engberg
Do you need help with information searching, reference management, the thesis template, e-books, open access and the like? During the spring semester, the University Library offers a number of workshops for PhD students.
In a final video before the Holidays, Andreas shares some special and festive hydration advice.
Here’s this week’s update from the Dean. In his latest vlog post, Andreas talks about dialogue meetings with degree program coordinators, two new central boards and TS’ appointees, and a quite exciting surprise.
On Friday, December 14, between 9:00 and 13:00, students in the course Innovationsprojekt will present at the Storm Product Launch. The projects on display are related to the UN Sustainability Development Goals and based on real world challenges faced by different organizations. All are welcome to see the presentations and to listen to a panel discussion starting at 10:30. The entire event will be held in Swedish.
Mikaela Färnqvist from the startup house company Minc will moderate the panel, which includes David Lindén, head of the business and labour department at Region Skåne, Cecilia Christersson, Pro Vice-Chancellor at Malmö University, and Lisen Axelsson, former student and currently Account Manager at Ehrenstråhle. The panel will talk about how students can be best equipped for a dynamic job market and its rapidly changing skill demands.
Students in the course come from three different faculties and nine different programs. The course projects to be presented are based on challenges presented by Connectitude, City of Malmö, Länsförsäkringar, Tourism in Skåne, Megasocial and Malmö universitet.
When and where:
Friday, December 14, 9:00-13:00, panel discussion at 10:30-10:55
Storm, Gäddan, Citadellvägen 7, Malmö
This week’s vlog update revolves around collaboration opportunities with Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, as I’m currently here with a company of researchers from IoTaP at Malmö Uni. There are three items on the agenda, and those are:
- The VIP program
- The Institute of Technology and People
- The heartfelt greetings from the Georgia Tech people
N.B. This week’s update is done completely by myself, i.e., without the support of our communications officer Daniel Harju. So, apologies for the comparatively low quality in everything from content to form and sound.
I wish you a happy weekend!
On December 11, Lars Holmberg, researcher at the Department of Computer Science and Media Technology and IOTAP, will present in Swedish at a short lecture event titled Akademisk dubbelkvart. The other presenter at the Storm event is Anders Kottorp, Dean of the Faculty of Health and Society.
Carl Johan Orre will moderate the event, which focuses on the intersection between health, everyday technologies and artificial intelligence. The two 15-minute presentations will be followed by a discussion about possibilities to combine health technologies and artificial intelligence.
When and where:
Tuesday December 11 at 13:00, at Storm, Gäddan, Citadellsvägen 7, Malmö
Watch the latest Dean’s update where Andreas Jacobsson talks about the ongoing nomination process to the new Faculty Board, provides some details on the current external research assessment ERA 19 and gives us a few tips about goings-on at the Faculty. Relevant links provided below.
- Read more (in Swedish) about Malmö University’s preparations for ERA19
- Read the previous blog post about the Faculty Board nomination process
- More information (in Swedish) about IOTAP’s People have the power exhibition
- Sign up here to the December 5 tablet workshop
- RSVP link to the TS Holiday party on December 17
AI-research and a Yule time research exhibition, here are a couple of interesting events happening on Campus this Friday afternoon.
Seminar on bio-inspired cognitive architecture
Magnus Johnsson, Senior Lecturer in computer science at the Department of Computer Science and Media Technology, is holding a seminar to talk about his ongoing research.
When and where:
Friday November 30 at 13:30-14:14 in Niagara room NIC0626
Magnus Johnsson will give an introduction to himself and his wide research interests with a particular focus on the development of more general artificial cognitive architectures. Magnus’ approach is partly inspired by nature, which means that he seeks to model cognition/brains or parts of brains at a system level. His ultimate goal by doing this is to get as close as possible to realise AGI (Artificial General Intelligence), while along the way come up with new applicable algorithms/methods and simultaneously understand more about biological brains and natural cognition. More on Magnus Johnsson’s research.
Research presentations at Storm’s “Julskyltning”
From 14:00-17:00, the innovation hub Storm is having a festive holiday theme showcase of Malmö University research. All are welcome to celebrate the end of our first year as Malmö University with some glögg and pepparkakor while listening to presentations by recent PhD graduates and other surprises.
One of the research presenters is TS’ own Aleksander Fabijan. He will join us via link from Seattle, where he now works at Microsoft. Also on the program:
- Best of Social Innovation Summit
- Liv Kroona, PhD in odontology: On oral contact allergy to mint flavour in toothpaste
- Student innovation: How Malmö University should work to become more sustainable
- Nosewise Lab: Exercise your sense of smell and learn how to identify 54 types of wine aroma with scent researchers
- Showcase of all the 2018 doctoral graduates in our display window
- Gingerbread house-building
When and where:
Friday November 30 at 14:00-17:00 in Storm, Gäddan
The mandate for the current Faculty Board is coming to an end and a new one will be elected. This coincides with Malmö University’s new university regulation (arbetsordning), which means that the Faculty Board will have a changed and expanded mandate. The new Faculty Board will be appointed for the term 2019-04-01 through 2022-03-31. All TS faculty staff may nominate members to the new board before December 11.
Staff nominations of candidates
The Nomination Committee currently accept proposals for both internal and external members to the Faculty Board. The proposed members can be another person as well as oneself.
The nomination deadline is December 11, 2018. Suggestions, including name and a short description should be submitted through this online form or by paper through Sara Leckner’s internal mailbox. Nominations of several candidates can be made by submitting the form several times. As the total number of nominations for a candidate will guide and facilitate the work of appointing the new Faculty Board, the Nomination Committee asks that as many staff members as possible nominate their candidate(s).
Faculty Board composition
The TS Faculty Board should consist of 13 members, according to the following distribution:
- 6 teachers from TS of which one is an adjunct
- 1 teacher from another faculty at Malmö University
- 3 external members
- 2 student representatives
TS Faculty members will elect the first 3 categories, and the student board elects the student representatives.
Task of the Faculty Board
The new board will strengthened mandate, including:
- The Faculty’s internal organization and possible common priorities
- Institutions’ business plans (annual)
- The Faculty’s principles for allocating state funding (education / research)
- The Faculty’s budget (in the form of budgeted income statement)
- Basic education and advanced level incl. proposal to the Vice-Chancellor to set up and complete programs and main area at the basic and master level
- PhD Education, as well as proposals for the Vice-Chancellor to set up and discontinue research topics
- Training plans and syllabi for all levels of education
Requirements for Faculty Board members
The nominated internal members should:
- be permanent members of the Faculty of Technology and Society staff (at least 50% or for a certain period of time not shorter than two years from the beginning of the term of office);
- have a broad knowledge about and foundation in the Faculty;
- be able to focus on the common interests and activities of the Faculty;
- and have good knowledge about the education and research at the Faculty.
The Committee will also consider external members who are representatives from industry, the public sector and civil society, the armed forces as well as from other universities. A nominated member from another Malmö University faculty should be permanently employed (see above) as a teacher at that faculty and also have broad knowledge of TS’ interests and activities. Nomination of external members can be based on the candidate’s experience of leading strategic development work, which can be translated into the conditions that the work in TS’ faculty board implies.
Tomorrow at 12:30, Professor Helena Holmström Olsson at the Department of Computer Science and Media Technology will hold a short lecture at the Malmö City Library as part of the University’s Akademisk kvart series.
The title of Helena’s talk, which she will do in Swedish, is Organisationer utan chefer — Alternativa organisationsformer och datadrivet ledarskap (in English: Organisations without managers—Alternative organisational forms and data-driven leadership).
When and where:
Wednesday November 28 at 12:30-13:00
Malmö City Library (from the entrance go left and to the 2nd floor), Kung Oscars väg 11.
All staff at TS are welcome to attend an inspirational workshop to learn more about how to make the best use of iPad or Samsung tablets in teaching and research. The workshop, organized by Carl Johan Orre, Niclas Andersson and Anton Tibblin, is especially for those of you who recently received a work tablet.
Wednesday, December 5, 8:30-10:00
Storm, Gäddan, Citadellsvägen 7
To attend, please sign up and answer the questions to assist the organizers with their preparations. A breakfast sandwich with tea/coffee will be served. Don’t forget to bring your own tablet.
As promised, here’s the first in a series of filmed brief updates from our Dean Andreas Jacobsson. Filmed “on the fly” with a smart phone, this Dean’s update includes goings-on at the Faculty, a status update on the step 1 applications for new MSc programmes and a couple of other good news.
Please feel free to comment below. Thank you for watching and for considering this an experimental work-in-progress in terms of production value.
Readers of Malmö University’s intranet news might already have seen the recent status update on the rebuilding efforts in Niagara. The text, published yesterday in Swedish, outlines plans for the ground level and reception area, the 5th, 6th and 7th floors, student spaces and the 5th floor help desk, and the 11th floor.
The Faculty’s annual holiday party will be on December 17. Formal invitations with information about when and where will soon be sent out by email. Also note that the Faculty’s end of spring semester celebration will be held on May 28 from 17.00-21.00 in Orkanen.
On November 14, guest professor Jay David Bolter will hold a talk at the University’s after work lecture series I huvudet på en professor. His talk Augmented and Virtual Reality-enhancing our understanding of cultural heritage will be held in English.
Jay David Bolter is the Wesley Chair of New Media at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is currently a guest professor at the Department of Computer Science and Media Technology.
When and where:
Wednesday, November 14, 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 series of after work-lectures held in Swedish. Jay’s talk will be about 30 minutes, followed by a panel discussion with a PhD-student and ending with an opportunity for audience members to ask questions.
Beer, wine, alcohol-free drinks, coffee, tea and snacks can be purchased at the event.
On Wednesday November 7 at 13:15, Sara Leckner will hold a talk in Swedish at the Faculty of Odontology titled Digitala fotspår – svenskarnas attityd till kommersiell användning av beteendedata.
All are welcome to attend the talk, which will be held in the Aula at Tandläkarhögskolan, Carl Gustafs väg 34, Malmö
Here is an abstract of the lecture (in Swedish):
I kölvattnet av Cambridge Analytica-skandalen och införandet av nya dataskyddsförordningen (GDPR) under våren 2018 är företagens registrering och hantering av användargenererad internetdata ett aktuellt ämne. Den här föreläsningen presenterar studier som undersökt svenskarnas inställning till insamling av personliga data och diskuterar orsakerna till och konsekvenserna av, de digitala fotspår vi lämnar på nätet.
On Ada Lovelace Day, October 9, a group of girls from Lorensborgsskolan and Gullviksskolan in Malmö visited Storm for a Micro:Bit coding workshop. The event was organized at the initiative of Anders Fyhn at Arm and in collaboration with Marie Gustafsson Friberger from the organization Geek Girl Mini Malmö.
On October 25, Malmö University Vice-Chancellor Kerstin Tham and the University Library will organize an afternoon conversation, held in Swedish, about how the University can facilitate the transition to open access publishing.
When and where:
Thursday October 25 at 13:00-16:00 in Niagara lecture hall B1
The program includes:
- a presentation by Mikael Laakso from Hanken School of Economics in Finland, who is a member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on the Future of Scholarly Publishing and Scholarly Communication. He will talk about the economics of open access publishing, options for researchers and possible strategies for Malmö University;
- a presentation by Beate Eellend, who is Open Access Coordinator at the Swedish Royal Library and who will describe the national strategy for open access to research publications;
- a panel discussion with Rebecka Lettevall, Dean of the Faculty of Culture and Society, Per Jönsson, Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Applied Mathematics, Beate Eellend, Mikael Laakso and Sara Kjellberg, Malmö University Library Director. The panel will discuss current issues around open access publishing with a focus on the situation for Malmö University researchers today and going forward;
- and a fika pause.