In a sustainable world, we need to change our food industry and find alternative ways of producing, consuming and communicating food.

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As the world's population grows, we use to increase our food production. There is also an increased demand from consumers to know more about food, how it is made, how it affects the environment, their health and the place where they live.

In the food area, transparency and facts are important keywords for the consumer, but today's labels and table of contents are difficult to interpret. It is difficult to choose which products best meet the consumer's needs and principles. The Foodtech project and research institute for Design will, among other things, investigate how visualization of information can be done with the aim of creating insights. Here, digital design solutions and packaging design are the focus.

Research projects


Asthma is relatively common among the population in Sweden, but even more common among those who practice endurance training in the cold, such as cross-country skiers. Can the use of heat and...


"AGEnda 2030 and the global goals for sustainable development as a framework for collaboration". The purpose is to develop collaboration capacity for the eight participating universities to...

AI Competence

The project will increase knowledge, recruit and build competence in Artificial Intelligence in Västernorrland and Jämtland / Härjedalen through targeted recruitment efforts to Mid Sweden Universit...

Air bnb

Many cities around the world have experienced tremendous growth in short-term rentals due to Air bnb's growing popularity. But what happens to residential areas, the labor market and local resident...


The AMPeRE Project, Industrialization of Additive Manufacturing, through multi-purpose post-PRocEssing, is a business-driven initiative focusing on post-processing, specifically for powder bed fusi...

Antenna systems for smart wells

The project aims to jointly design a smart and energy-efficient sensor system to observe water level in wells. The focus is to design an antenna solution that is easy to integrate in manufacturing...

Augmented Sports

Sports are constantly evolving and impose new demands on equipment and technology while creating opportunities to develop new sustainable products and services.

Being pregnant during the corona pandemic

Many have seen great changes in their everyday lives during the ongoing pandemic, and changes in maternal health care routines are of particular importance for pregnant women and their partners. Th...


This project creates, synthesizes, and disseminates new knowledge for society, academia, and industry on how increased biomass demands can be met while improving the overall land use sustainability.

BioRem Fiber

Within the BioRem Fiber research project, the goal is to develop market-adapted environmental technology to clean up fiber banks along the coast of Västernorrland with the help of fungi, plants and...


The European Tourism Research Institute (ETOUR) at Mid-Sweden University is involved in the BIOTOUR project led by Prof. Peter Fredman at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU).


The research group in Surface and Colloid Engineering has received funding for the research project Cello. The research is funded from Vetenskapsrådet.

Custody transfer of children in foster care

Discourses and dilemmas in the social services investigations. The ambition is to contribute with a norm-critical perspective and, through this, method development in the social services' work with...

DEVA Technicus

Mid Sweden University will create a study object in collaboration with Technichus for comparative studies of the design of indoor environments.

DEVA Timrå high school

Poor indoor environment in elementary schools in Sweden seems to be a problem in many municipalities. DEVA is a concept that aims to explore design alternatives and develop the opportunities to...

Digital textbooks in practice

The study focuses on students' learning and motivation in science education and mathematics teaching with the aim to find critical factors for successful teaching with digital teaching aids. Both...


Rapid structural transformation takes place in green transports and the growth rate is very high in the green energy sector. To meet tomorrow's demands for green energy and green transport, we are...


The ECWA-NOR project aim to ensure the quality of our water bodys through analysis and tracking of the E.coli bacteria and eDNA.

Enterprise Architecture in small municipalities

The purpose of the project is to explore the conditions for a municipality-wide work in the area of Enterprise Architecture in the municipalities of Härnösand and Timrå. The goal is for the study t...


FoamFiber will use nanocellulose-cellulose composites to replace fossil plastic products, in order to meet the major climate challenges in today's society.


In a sustainable world, we need to change our food industry and find alternative ways of producing, consuming and communicating food.

FORIC - Forest as a Resource Industrial College

FORIC is our industrial research school for PhD students. FORIC's full name is Forest as a Resource Industrial Research College. The research school is funded by Knowledge Foundation and we coopera...

Housing, integration, and labor

A comparison of Sweden's larger cities shows that, in segregated housing areas, income levels are lower and health risks for the residents are higher. Where you live also proves to be of great...


How is airway health influenced by physical activity in cold environments? This is the main question for this research project that started in 2015.

Hyperlocal media and their democratic significance

Not long ago, traditional media, also known as legacy media, were the only ones that produced journalism. This project takes a closer look at the so-called “hyperlocals”–independent media companies...


This project focus is to reinforce and renew the competence in Information Visualization and Visual Analytics.

IoT for Smart snow removal

Snow removal costs Sweden's municipalities about 1.5 billion per year. The goal of the project is to collect data, develop analysis methods and look at business development to streamline and increa...

IoT professionals

The IoT professionals’ project will provide advance level courses to working professionals within the technology area IoT. This in order for both the individuals and the companies they work for to...

IoT Testbäddar

I projektet "IoT Testbäddar" ska nationella testbäddar inom smart industri och smarta samhällen etableras samt en tankesmedja inom IoT med målet att att öka forskning och utveckling i regionen.

Litium-ion batteries

Researchers at FSCN research centre have developed high-capacity batteries using a novel nanomaterial.

Longing for children while fearing to give birth

Many women are somewhat afraid of giving birth. For some the fear is so strong that they do not dare to try to get pregnant. With this study, we want to give voice to the experiences of these women.

Management through networks

This project studies the so-called River groups. The focus is on how collaboration between private and public actors functions as a tool for risk and crisis management. They also study network...


Critical exploration of media related risks and opportunities for deliberative communication: development scenarios of the European media landscape.

MiLo — environment in the control loop

Climate change, pollution and noise have a major impact on society. In this project, researchers with new technology want to measure environmental parameters over large areas, which creates...

Mistra Sport and Outdoors

Mistra Sport & Outdoors is a Swedish research and collaboration programme aiming to generate knowledge and solutions to increase sustainability in sport and outdoor recreation.

Motivation for learning in younger children

In recent years, the upper secondary school has reported low throughput, a high proportion of students with incomplete grades and a lack of motivation. Many actors (parents, student organizations,...

Multifunctional landscapes

This project developed new solutions for meeting increased demands of biomass for food, energy, and other biobased products, at the same time as conditions for biodiversity and multiple ecosystem...


The society of today is moving away from fossil based energy towards renewable sources.

NIIT - Next Generation Industrial IoT

NIIT is a new research action at Mid Sweden University. The industrial focus is the next generation IoT technology and methods supporting the transformation of the process industries. The research ...

Parasport and inclusive exercise

People with physical and intellectual disabilities are less likely to participate in sport activities and are less physically active than their counterparts. This project aims to investigate...

PLENOPTIMA – Plenoptic Imaging

Plenoptima is European collaboration with researchers and partner organisations in an innovative training network. The aim is to develop a cross-disciplinary approach to plenoptic imaging.

Political humor

The PhD project of Sara Ödmark concerns the role of the professional comedian in societal debate.

Polygenetic risk for anxiety

This projects will determine whether polygenetic risk for anxiety influences gene-expression in blood and brain function following stress.

Popular Culture Tourism

PopCulTour is a research project that focuses on how value is created in popular (pop) culture tourism, i.e. tourism induced by for example film, television and literature. The research project...

Pulp & Paper Professionals

Pulp&Paper Professionals is a project that aims to advance knowledge of industrial professionals within the area of pulp and paper technology. The project started in july 2020 and runs for two years.

Putting out Fires: A Multiple Streams Analysis

What happens after we put out the (forest) fire? Are we prepared for the next one? This project will investigate whether and how crisis preparedness and management, as a policy sector at the local...

Quality of life during pregnancy

Pregnant women find themselves in a specific state - a condition that is not a disease but neither a normal state for a woman's health. In this study, we examine how pregnant women experience their...

Rapids and backwaters

This project will explore how digitization has affected value generation for arts and culture. It will examine how regulation, copyright and cultural policy have adapted to the digital production a...


REACTION will build the first worldwide and European 8-inch SiC wafer pilot line facility for power technology. The project will re-set European competitiveness, rearranging worldwide factories...

Robust entrepreneurship in times of crisis

The project RoBust aims to increase knowledge about conditions and needs for change within the tourism and small-scale artisan food industries due to societal crises. The aim is further to highligh...


In various types of events, rumors arise because of different ambiguities. They often receive a great deal of attention in the media or in the general discussion among people. Rumors often arise as...


Development and evalutation of internet-based methods for assessment and treatment of mental ill-health among refugees. A research collaboration with LiU and KI.


This research project contains process modelling and full-scale evaluation of new segment design in a refiner for paper industry.

SQMA Measurement Index

This SQMA-SIQ funded project is conducted in collaboration with researchers from Chalmers University to examine the use and effectiveness of the SIQ management index (MI) that was designed to suppo...

STORE - Electrical energy storage

Society is transitioning from fossil energy to green alternatives. As a result, the need to store energy from, for example, solar panels, wind power and electric cars is increasing. This project ai...

Studymotivation in upper secondary school

This research project is about understanding how high school students and teachers look upon study motivation. The overall aim is to develop methods to avoid the problem of incomplete grades and la...

Support during dementia

The prevalence of dementia diseases is increasing worldwide with advancing age and growing populations. In Sweden alone, which currently has a population of approximately 9 million people, there ar...

The Female Athlete

Healthy women of reproductive age have a natural hormonal cycle known as the menstrual cycle (MC). The MC affects female athletes in a variety of ways and this project aims to improve the applicati...

The Skiers Metabolome Project

This exploratory research project aims to identify novel biomarkers of health and performance among elite cross-country skiers.

Tourism Enclaves

In this research, we discuss and overview the nature and basic ideas related to enclaves and enclavisation processes in tourism development and tourist consumption.


The project aims to establish the region of Jämtland / Härjedalen, Västernorrland and Tröndelag as one of Northern Europe's centers for additive manufacturing and strengthening companies in the...


Developing of a program regarding rest and outdoor recreation as a support to health and well-being of young cancer survivors.

What About Teachers´ Shortage

Many countries in Europe suffer from the same problem when it comes to lack of qualified teachers. To handle the situation, a new network is now being created, funded by the Swedish Research Counci...

Project members

Kristina Brink

Prefekt |Head of Department

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Anna-Sara Fagerholm

Universitetslektor|Senior Lecturer

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Niklas Fagerholm

Universitetslektor|Senior Lecturer

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Henrik Haller

Universitetslektor|Senior Lecturer

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Itai Danielski

Universitetslektor|Senior Lecturer

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