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Mikkeli University of Applied science or MUAS is a university of applied science in the region of Southern Savonia, Finland. It was established in 1992. Mikkeli University of Applied science serves the area of Eastern Finland with three campuses in three towns: Mikkeli - Main Campus, Pieksämäki - Nikkarila Campus, Savonlinna - Savonniemi Campus. Wikipedia.

Jaaskelainen A.,Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences
Archiving 2015 - Final Program and Proceedings

Metrics that are collected by utilizing different methods are the key factors in understanding what is happening under the hood. Currently, the field of digital archiving relies heavily on SLAs (Service Level Agreement) and technical level metrics. While technical metrics are superior in collecting the hard evidence behind any operational unit, it doesn't take account any of the metrics that are relevant when considering the softer side of any technological device, service or software. From the authors' opinion, technical metrics describe merely 1/5 of the whole truth. User and context related metrics aren't utilized and still these have been recognized to be the keys to success in many other fields, in fact these softer metrics are sometimes recognized as a KPIs (Key Performance Indicators). This paper proposes the utilization of the well-known methodologies also in the field of digital archiving in order to gain a good overlook of what is happening behind the scenes.. © 2015 Society for Imaging Science and Technology. Source

Eriksson S.,Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences
Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities

The author addresses "personal budgeting" as a disability service reform issue. To address this, a pilot project was undertaken in two Finnish municipal districts, in which personal budgeting was introduced as part of a 4-year experiment. According to previous research, the power relations of persons with disabilities and disability service professionals are expected to change because of the process of personal budgeting. This article discusses the social positions that are occupied by the professionals and service users in the pilot project. These positions were analyzed within the context of expected change in disability service culture. Research data consisted of interviews and recorded discussions collected among the service users and professionals involved in the pilot. The positions constituted were analyzed by discourse analytical method to find out if the power relations changed because of a shift in the locus of decision making. The study showed there is a need for a change in attitudes to enable people with disabilities to live with the full rights attributed to the population as a whole. The data implied that current service cultures do not enable the situation to change and that the personnel in disability services are themselves in crucial positions for changing the culture, often simply by changing their working methods. © 2014 International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Source

Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences | Date: 2014-03-21

For designing rooms or buildings for specific purposes, like homes for elderly people, an action space object that can be read from a database to a CAD application is provided, the action space object defining a volume needed to carry out a specific activity/action.

Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences | Date: 2013-12-03

A method for recovering carbon dioxide from gas, which method includes the steps of The method also applies to a corresponding system.

EU is dependent on the import of Raw Materials, if we consider that in Europe there are between 150K to 500K highly variable landfills, it is easy to understand that the SRM potential of various landfills is significant. Valuable Raw Materials disposed in landfills are mostly lost due to inefficient waste management practices. Existing knowledge, reporting standards and inventory on SRM seems to be inefficient. In this context, the SMART GROUND project intends to foster resource recovery in landfills by improving the availability and accessibility of data and information on Secondary Raw Materials (SRM) in the EU, while creating synergies among the different stakeholders involved in the SRM value chain. SMART GROUND involves the 3 main players of the process: End-users (waste management companies),RTD institutions (Research centres, Universities, SMEs), and Technology Transfer providers (Networking, training organizations and public authorities). Thus, the consortium will integrate all the data from existing databases and new information retrieved in a single EU databank. SMART GROUND will respond to the needs of coordination, networking and cooperation between stakeholders, through the creation of a databank enabling the exchange of information among them. It will improve data gathering on SRM from different types of waste, by defining new and better data acquisition methods and standards; it will cooperate with other EU ongoing activities and support the implementation of the EIP on RM. The project also aims at improving the SRM economic and employment potential, by i) providing training on the assessment of landfill sites material recovery targeting end-users, ii) forming a dedicated network of academic, industrial and other stakeholders and regulators committed to cost-effective research, technology transfer and training; iii) developing and implementing a dissemination and exploitation plan to maximise the impacts and benefits of the SMART GROUND action

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