Our consumption is the crucial question for a sustainable society, according to the Environmental researcher Karin Bradley (Photo: Håkan Lindgren)

The right parents smooth the path to success

Half of the students who start a Master of Science in Engineering degree, drop out. More would succeed with their studies if they understood the codes for how to study, a KTH survey reveals.

Software researcher wants to see more transparency

Castor, a research center for software development at KTH, has been inaugurated. Managing director Benoit Baudry wants to see an increased exchange between researchers and companies. He hopes that open source software-based research can spread to industrial production environments.

Organisational change for operational support

A decision has now been made. At the end of the year, KTH administration is being reorganised with the aim of creating a clearer common operational support structure at KTH. The changes will be implemented in two stages, starting with central administration.

"Give more consideration to pedagogics"

There should be anonymous examinations and a greater focus on the educational merits of teachers, according to Emma Ingo, president of the students’ union since summer.

Open online courses reach thousands

Threat or opportunity for Sweden’s universities? When the first MOOCs, open online courses, started at KTH two years ago, opinion was divided.
“Today we emphasise the opportunities. We have reached more than 28,000 course participants from 150 countries and we see MOOCs as a tool in KTH’s necessary digital transformation,” says Linda Barman, project manager of KTH MOOC.

There is a greater than expected demand for Swedish language for foreign students at KTH, according to Rebecca Hincks and Björn Kjellgren's investigation.

The first step towards self-driving campus bus transport

Self-driving minibuses run on energy from their passengers – will this be how students and staff will be moving across the campus in a few years’ time? 

Bosse Olofsson’s ability to inspire and motivate students has earned him yet another Teacher of the Year award. (Photo: Håkan Lindgren)

The man whose courses are creating a buzz

Through his open courses on the internet, Stefan Nilsson reaches thousands of people all around the world who have an interest in his subject, computer science.

We need a sharper admission system, says Stefan Östlund, Dean of the School of Electrical Engineering. (Photo: Håkan Lindgren)

More basic grants provide the best research

In countries where research is largely financed by basic grants, more highly cited research articles are produced.

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