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

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:

April 1 submission deadline for presenting at STEW conference

Swedsoft’s seventh annual software conference Software Technology Exchange Workshop (STEW), will be held on October 17-18 at Malmö University. Deadline to submit your presentation proposal is April 1.

Swedsoft invites you to present and showcase results based on experience in industry or the public sector, or from research projects. STEW 2018 presentations will be related the following themes: 

  • Let the machine do the job – AI and ML in software development
  • Let us do it together – Open source in software development

Detailed information about STEW’s call for presentations:

More information about the conference:

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:

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

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.