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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. 


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