Loneliness affects our physical and mental health and increases the risk of early death. The University of Agder will lead an international project to stimulate innovation around this problem in the public sector.
UiA has been given academic responsibility for a new master’s programme in environmentally friendly and sustainable business management. The teaching will take place in Indonesia, and the programme will give priority to students from poor countries in Southeast Asia.
The Mechatronics Centre and WISENET Centre at UiA have joined forces in a new multidisciplinary frontier research project that combines Robotics and Explainable Artificial Intelligence. They have received NOK 16 million from the Research Council of Norway to develop robots that can learn and cooperate both between themselves and with human operators in industrial environments.
Jorunn S Gislefoss (54) will be the new faculty director at the Faculty of Engineering and Science. Gislefoss has an extensive background in business and comes from the post of special adviser at NORCE.
Marianne Øhrn Johannessen (41) has been appointed as the new faculty director at the Faculty of Fine Arts. She comes from the position of assistant director of academic affairs at the University of Agder.
UiA has a long and warm relationship with Lesvos, the island in the midst of the migrant flow to Europe. Many people still arrive in the overcrowded Moria camp, among them a family with children who grew up in Hallingdal.
This is stated by Associate Professor Jan Erik Mustad at the University of Agder (UiA). He is in the UK to cover his ninth UK election since 1997 for television, radio and newspapers in Norway. Seven of them were parliamentary elections, one was about Scottish independence in 2014 and one about Brexit in 2016.