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  • 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.

  • Freer examinations inspire students

    Published Feb 23, 2018
    New knowledge via podcasts and brochures – instead of traditional reports. This was the result when a group of Master’s students got to choose the form in which to present their project work.

  • Central or local support, that is the question

    Published Feb 14, 2018
    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.

  • New pedagogical approach in Södertälje

    Published Feb 02, 2018
    Educational environments that inspire new ways of thinking are one of the ambitions of KTH Royal Institute of Technology’s new campus in Södertälje. “It feels exciting and bodes well for the future,” says teacher Alexander Engström, who has tried out the new classrooms and workshops.

  • Proposals to increase rights

    Published Jan 26, 2018
    KTH’s management is well aware of the problems surrounding researchers, says Dean of Faculty Katja Grillner. The Faculty Council has therefore established a working group that has completed an investigation and come up with several suggestions as to how to improve the situation.

  • Researchers want more influence

    Published Jan 26, 2018
    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.

  • New quality assurance system for KTH

    Published Jan 24, 2018
    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.

  • KTH aims for the top

    Published Dec 18, 2017
    How can KTH establish itself as a leading technical university? A new development plan, decided by the university board, sets out the direction of the work for the next six years.

  • Researchers aim to reduce food waste

    Published Dec 08, 2017
    Deal with the food that is discarded but ensure less food is wasted in the first place. Researchers Greger Henriksson and Annika Carlsson-Kanyama have lots of ideas about how KTH Royal Institute of Technology can improve its environmental performance. Join them on a visit to a model waste storage room and another where there’s room for improvement.

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