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  • Professor wins award for gender perspective work

    Published Dec 05, 2018
    This year’s recipient of the KTH Equality and Diversity Prize goes to Professor Marianne Ekman Rising. She would herself like to praise colleagues who work on everyday issues.

  • Internship that help new arrivals find work

    Published Nov 16, 2018
    Monica Bellgran, Professor at KTH Södertälje, needed someone who could perform an industrial study. Bassel Nadim wanted to enter the Swedish workinglife. The Internship project “Jobbsprånget” brought them together.

  • The right parents smooth the path to success

    Published Nov 01, 2018
    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.

  • Organisational change for operational support

    Published Oct 08, 2018
    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.

  • Software researcher wants to see more transparency

    Published Sep 28, 2018
    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.

  • Students’ union: Give more consideration to pedagogics

    Published Sep 18, 2018
    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.

  • Researchers at the castle

    Published Aug 27, 2018
    A stroll along the oldest main street in Sweden in Sigtuna leads to a look inside the armoury in Skokloster Castle, and then a cup of coffee on the grounds. Relocation organises outings to help people who are new to Sweden and KTH feel a bit more at home.

  • KTH subjects among top 50

    Published Aug 23, 2018
    Eight subjects at KTH have been ranked in the top 50 in the ShanghaiRanking Academic Ranking of World Universities, which were announced recently.

  • Less discrimination – continued stress

    Published Jun 26, 2018
    Progress in the area of discrimination but fewer responses in total and continued indications that many are experiencing stress. These are some of the results from the 2018 employee survey at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. “It’s been a year of change and that’s reflected in the figures, but bearing that in mind, I think it’s a good result overall,” says Annica Fröberg, KTH’s personnel manager.

  • Operational support for one KTH

    Published Jun 15, 2018
    Fewer departments, a single management team for operational support for research and education, and a separate President’s staff office. This is the framework set out in the proposal for a new administration structure for KTH – an organisation that will help to create a more cohesive KTH.

  • Open online courses reach thousands

    Published Jun 12, 2018
    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.

  • Hard-fought victory to keep foundation year programme

    Published May 23, 2018
    Per Berglund, Vice Dean of Faculty, you are one of those who have been working hard for KTH Royal Institute of Technology to keep its foundation year programme. The government recently came up with a motion that gives it the green light. How does that feel? “Very good. It really feels like a victory.”

  • Good grades for KTH’s environmental work

    Published May 14, 2018
    A systematic approach, excellent engagement and lots of good examples that deserve to be better showcased. KTH Royal Institute of Technology was commended by its recent external environmental audit.

  • The first step towards self-driving campus bus transport

    Published May 03, 2018
    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? The proposal won a competition for sustainable transport solutions at KTH.

  • Stricter requirements for managing personal data

    Published Apr 26, 2018
    Clearer, more uniform and more transparent. The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) contains stricter and to some extent new requirements for managing personal data. Work is currently underway at KTH Royal Institute of Technology on adapting and strengthening existing systems. A web-based distance learning programme will also provide KTH staff with tools to deal with the new rules.

  • Music and technology in a festive combination

    Published Apr 13, 2018
    The campus will be swinging on 3–9 September, when the Music Tech Fest international music and technology festival comes to KTH. The event will also be enhanced by the inclusion of the Tekla festival for girls.

  • More basic grants provide the best research

    Published Apr 11, 2018
    Seeking funding through competition or basic funding – which system leads to the best research? A study by KTH Royal Institute of Technology turns misconceptions upside down.

  • What’s it like at work?

    Published Apr 04, 2018
    KTH is about to send out its recurring employee survey. The purpose of the survey is to get a clear picture of the working environment. This year, many of the questions address harassment, sexual harassment and discrimination.

  • The man whose courses are creating a buzz

    Published Mar 23, 2018
    Open science, access to science for everyone, is a bit of a buzz phrase at the moment. But how does it work when it comes to education? 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.

  • Save food at KTH

    Published Mar 08, 2018
    Would you like to help make sure less food is thrown away? KTH Royal Institute of Technology’s campus has the potential to become best in the world at reducing food waste. A group of researchers led by Annika Carlsson Kanyama has received funding to produce an app that is to save food from being thrown in the bin.

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