Department of Media and Communication Studies (MKV), Faculty of Economics,
Communication and IT, Karlstad University
Postal address: Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap,
Fakulteten för ekonomi, kommunikation och IT, Karlstads Universitet,
SE-651 88 Karlstad, Sweden
Visiting address: Universitetsgatan 2, House 12, 2nd floor Fax: +46 (0)54 700 14 45 Web page:http://www.mkv.kau.se/eng/mkv.html
Contact person: Assistant Professor Dan Åkerlund ,
phone: +46 (0)54 700 19 62
The department is keen on letting Swedish students
of journalism and communication study short courses of high interest
at the University of Kerala, courses they will be able to include
in their Swedish degrees. Courses of interest for the students
of journalism could be those about Reporting, Media Management,
Television News, Magazine Journalism, Research Methods, Public
Campaigns och Cyber Journalism.
Similarly students within
Karlstad University’s programme for Convergence Media, find
interesting courses in India about Computer and News Media, Digital
Media Production, and Writing for News Media. More information about the possibilities
for Swedish students (in Swedish only, as
a pdf-file) .
In November 2007, Anna Lindberg and Lars Eklund from SASNET visited Dr. Subash and the Dept.
of Communikation and Journalism in Thiruvanthapuram. Read their report.
During the winter 2007-08, another teacher from Karlstad University visited University of Kerala, Assistant Professor Hedvig Bergenheim. She spent three weeks at the Dept.
of Communication and Journalism.
From August 2008, she is no longer connected to Karlstad University.
In September 2008, the Dept.
of Communication and Journalism introduced a new International 2-year Master’s program on Global Media Studies at Karlstad University. The Programme director is
André Jansson. The program focuses upon areas such as cultural industries and networks, intercultural communication, and glocal media policy and social change. It is designed to enable specialized studies within the student’s own area of interest, by means of case studies, essay/thesis writing, and a Global Media Internship. More information about the programme.
In June 2010, Karlstad University will host the World Summit on Media for Children and Youth, a conference held every three years providing a forum for producers, broadcasters and regulators of media for children and other professionals and community leaders committed to the improvement of quality media for children. Dr. Pär Lundgren is Director for the Project management group planning for the Summit. The 2010 Summit in Karlstad is supposed to draw 2 000 delegates, including 150 students, from 100 countries all over the World. More information about the WS2010 Summit.