2017-11-30 08:19

New features launched at the research web

In 2017 the university’s research-related web was developed, and now the new features are launched. For some time ahead, however, it might be a bit messy, as it always is when things are under construction.

Hello Suss Wilén, web master at the Communications Office who has worked on this project. What are the changes at the research web?

Suss Wilén“We have transformed the layout as well as the features, with the intention that it should be easier to find people and information about our research. This is why we have made it clearer that our research stems from six prioritised areas that differ from each other. Previously, a lot of the material was controlled via templates, but now it is possible to more clearly customise the contents by target group. We have made it easier to search for persons who work with research and we have developed a search function that only searches for research-related content.”

How will the visitors note the change?

”We have changed the layout so the pages are going to look different. A green header now indicates that you are on the research web. Instead of gathering information in tabs, we have developed longer pages with expandable sections, and we have created new layout features where we can highlight and link to materials in more ways than we could before.

We have also developed two new entrances – the Research Portal and Organisation. The portal is supposed to be a simpler way to access our research, where you can search with your own words or filter using predefined concepts. Under Organisation, this is where we hope to give an overall picture of the research we conduct at the university, as some research does not fall naturally into one area.”

What are you hoping to achieve?

“We hope that it will be easier to find what you are looking for, but also that our researchers at the university get greater freedom in how to present their research. Initially things will be a bit messy on the web, as it always is when things are under construction.”

What to do if you have any comments or ideas?

“One thing to keep in mind is that the web is constantly changing. The launch of the latest updates is not the final stage; we are going continue to update, develop, and work further on features as well as layout. So if you have any comments, thoughts, or ideas, just contact the Communications Office.”


The research web

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Text: Anna Kjellsson
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