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

Researchers want more influence

Researchers and research engineers at KTH have joined forces to improve their conditions. Mireia Altimira and Yolanda Hedberg are particularly keen to boost their influence.

Central or local support, that is the question

The balance between a central and local approach, work overloads and unclear assignments. These are some of the issues raised in a progress report about the review of administration and operational support.
“The workload on certain departments is very concerning,” says President Sigbritt Karlsson.

“One case is one too many”

At KTH we have zero tolerance of all forms of harassment and infringement, says Annica Fröberg, Director of Personnel. “One case is one too many. I hope that MeToo will help encourage more people to react and take a stand.”

New quality assurance system for KTH

KTH is introducing a new system to ensure the quality of its courses. The new system is significantly more thorough than its predecessor.
“It imposes ambitious requirements with regards to education initiatives, while providing us with good opportunities to continue to develop our courses,” says Per Berglund, Vice Dean of Faculty.

PhD students trained to make an impact

KTH Royal Institute of Technology wants research to have an impact on society. It’s a mindset that the PhD students need to get to grips with, says Tobias Oechtering, head of impact at the School of Electrical Engineering, which offers the course ‘From research to impact’.

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

Lecturers who listen

Dialogue with the students is the secret of successful teaching, according to Tina Karrbom Gustavsson and Patric Jensfelt.

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

MeToo – but what now?

Consternation, anger and recognition. The reactions vary, but no-one is left unaffected. MeToo breaks down a taboo and shines the spotlight on gender inequality.

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

Researchers trapped in a vicious circle

Women are less likely to receive recognition for their research, according to a study at KTH.

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