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Old bread becomes new textiles

Resource Recovery aims to reduce waste as well as refine and develop new functional materials and recover energy from residual products and waste.

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Exit 2024 – the graduation event for the entire university!

On 31 May, it is time for the university's big graduation event, Exit. Welcome to celebrate together on campus!

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Educational Work

One of the prerequisites for developing a social and sustainable society is high quality education, from pre-school and primary school to vocational training and higher education.
Educational Work deals with issues of relevance to society in general and education in particular. This area covers pedagogical, general didactic, and subject-based teaching and learning issues. The purpose is to contribute knowledge that better allows us to understand the obstacles that may hinder us from taking advantage of the full potential of education, as well as knowledge in how such obstacles may be overcome and how to develop alternative possibilities.

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International design conference illuminates artistic research

Recently, the conference Dialogical Bodies was held at the Swedish School of Textiles at the University of Borås. It was an interactive conference focusing on artistic research.

She emphasizes the importance of studying the smallest components of plastics

Juliana Aristéia de Lima, researcher at RISE and a new Associate Professor of Polymer Technology at the University of Borås, wants to connect the research groups in polymer technology and sustainable development at RISE with the research groups at the university, and give the university’s students a new perspective. On May 23, she will give a lecture about her research on microplastics.

Xianyi Zeng: I want to change the entire textile industry in Europe

His main research area was initially automation and data analysis, but later he became interested in artificial intelligence. Now he wants to promote sustainability and digitalisation in the European textile industry. Meet the university’s new honorary doctor Xianyi Zeng.

Staffan Hillberg: The different experiences of employees are a strength to be used

His keen interest in technology and flair for business took him on an amazing journey among the greats of the business world. In recent years, he has been focusing on getting sustainable development businesses off the ground, including making contacts through his extensive international network. Meet Staffan Hillberg, new Honorary Doctor at the University of Borås.

Ingvar Carlsson: “Libraries are a cornerstone of democratic society”

Ingvar Carlsson has been appointed Honorary Doctor of Library and Information Science at the University of Borås. He is as forthright and determined today as when he held the post of Prime Minister of Sweden, and in his new role, he highlights the importance of protecting democracy, equality, freedom of expression, and the rule of law.

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At the University of Borås, we cultivate learning, knowledge, and innovation of high quality in an international setting and with significant social relevance. We work together here to impact the future.