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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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We strive for excellence in our research and our educational programmes. As a university with renowned research infrastructure and laboratories, the University of Borås is the place for you to deepen your knowledge of sustainability, resource recovery, textiles, informatics, and more.

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With a strong regional anchoring and based on national and international needs, the university conducts research with a focus on Business and IT in the subjects of business administration, informatics, and computer science. Our research is characterised by close collaboration with the business sector and a high proportion of externally funded projects.

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Exit 2024: The fashion show in pictures

The music is pulsing in the Borås Congress Centre. It's packed. The audience sits opposite each other in a square so that an aisle is formed between them. The models will soon come out dressed in the graduating students' graduation collections – and no two collections are alike.

New doctoral thesis contributes knowledge about circular business models

Circular business models are often promoted as the solution to an unsustainable fashion industry. An important nut to crack is how these models can be scaled up – something that requires courage. Emelie Hultberg's doctoral thesis provides clarity on a complex issue.

New research: Young people’s identification with Sweden

Half Swedish, half another nationality? How do young people identify themselves today? This is now highlighted by a study within the research project "The Whole School: School and Social Service-Based Integration Work" which dealt with integration work in a multicultural school environment.

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.

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