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Research for knowledge
and development

MDU's research leads to necessary knowledge and development – for Swedish industry and welfare, but also to solve some of the global challenges. The greatest part of research is conducted in cooperation with the private and the public sectors.

  • Date 2024-02-28
  • Article type News

Why leisure time and health is crucial for young people to get through upper-secondary school

Around 25 per cent of upper-secondary school pupils in Sweden drop out of secondary school or graduate with incomplete grades. Researchers at MDU, has conducted a study to explore the importance of meaningful leisure time and health for young people. The goal is to get more teenagers to complete upper-secondary school, increase their chances of getting a job and having better health.

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  • Date 2024-02-05
  • Article type News

From a cybersecurity expert: how to protect yourself from attacks

The recent ransomware attack against the Finnish IT provider Tietoevry shows how vulnerable and dependent society is on well-functioning IT systems. Hans Hansson, Professor of Real-Time Systems at MDU, answers questions about the attack and how private individuals and authorities can protect themselves against these types of cyber attacks.

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Events

The public defence of Siavash Javadis’ doctoral thesis

  • 2024-03-08 09:15
C3-003 (Eskilstuna campus)
The public defence of Siavash Javadis’ doctoral thesis will take place at Mälardalen University, campus Eskilstuna 8th March 2024.

The public defence of Johan Cederbladh’s licentiate thesis

  • 2024-03-11 13:15
Gamma (Västerås campus)
The public defence of Johan Cederbladh’s licentiate thesis will take place at Mälardalen University, campus Västerås, on March 11 2024

The public defence of Bahar Houtan’s doctoral thesis

  • 2024-03-12 09:15
Gamma (Västerås campus) and via Zoom
The public defence of Bahar Houtan’s doctoral thesis will take place at Mälardalen University, campus Västerås on March 12, 2024.

Research specialisations

Future Energy Center

Research focusing on renewable energy, energy efficiency and emission mitigation, as well as smarter modelling, optimisation and management.

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Health and Welfare

An interdisciplinary specialisation, an area for research studies and a field of knowledge where health research and welfare research meet studying different aspects of health.

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Embedded Systems

Computer science related to computers running entire systems or parts of systems, often with a demand for real-time operation, in everything from home appliances to aeroplanes.

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Industrial Economics and Organization

Research focusing on for example the sustainable development of industry and working life.

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Innovation and Product Realisation

Research on how to develop sustainable, useful and competitive products and services.

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Educational Sciences and Mathematics

Researchers are working to raise the quality of education and to develop industry with the aid of mathematics.

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