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Karlstad University


Karlstad University, Helén Williams, Dept. of Engineering and Chemical Sciences,

SE-561 88 Karlstad, Sweden 


Helen Williams (Senior Lecturer)

Other staff

Helena Hakansson (Head of Dept - Cellulose Chemistry)

Lars Jarnstrom (Professor, Coating, active packaging)

Magnus Lestelius (Printing, intelligent packaging)

Henrik Ullsten (Coating, extrusion coating, polymer technology)


+4654 700 1850

Karlstad University was founded in 1999, but has a history back to 1843 as institution for teacher training. In 1967 we became a college affiliated to Gothenburg University. Today (the year 2015) we have around 16.000 students on Bachelor and Master levels and around 270 students on Doctoral level. The total staff amounts to around 1.200 people, whereof 70 % is faculty and 30 % is technical and administrative staff. Karlstad University has two Faculties and one Office for Teacher Education. The two faculties are:, - Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, - Faculty of Health, Science and Technology, Research is carried out across disciplinary and faculty borders and also in conjunction with industry and the public sector at the regional, national and international level. 


IAPRI 2018

The 21st IAPRI World Conference on Packaging will take place between 19-22 June in Zhuhai, China. It is hosted by Jinan University and Hunan University of Technology. For more information please click here

Latest News

IAPRI Extends the Deadline for the PepsiCo Student Exchange Scholarship for Research

IAPRI is pleased to announce that PepsiCo is sponsoring the 2018-2019 IAPRI Student Exchange Scholarship.

PepsiCo had stated this in support of the Scholarship: 'We believe this scholarship will provide a deserving student the critical skills and research experience in the field of packaging, needed for a successful career in a packaging or a consumer products company.'

The scholarship is $7,000 and 6 months with the objective of graduate students travel to a member organisation to undertake research that will enhance their work. We have a number of members who are interested in hosting students and we will help applicants contact potential hosts.

The deadline for submissions has beem extended until the 19th of March 2018. Full details will be found at