Monthly Archives: May 2017

Time to summarize

A very intense week is about to be completed, since the term is about to end. Time to summarize all P4 courses and complete the work of writing and correcting all the examination. But this week has also offered other exciting and interesting education-focused events. For instance, yesterday (on Wednesday) all the schools GA & PA had a rally discussing both the program analysis, that all schools recently have developed, as well as different prioritized development inquiries, performed during the spring. It was interesting to note that there are several common progress areas where we can benefit from networking and collaboration. For instance, lots of the presentations discussed the need for increased sustainability, gender equality and quality assurance in several of the educations.

Next week we can look forward to having a dialogue focused on educational quality with e.g. the President Sigbritt Karlsson and also the vice dean of faculty Per Berglund (who is responsible for the education at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD levels). It will give us the possibility to describe and discuss the strengths and opportunities, as well as threats, for all of our education on 1st, 2nd and 3rd cycle level at the school. Hopefully it will be rewarding.

But for now, let’s enjoy the coming summer weather and bring e.g. the master thesis reading with us outdoors.

/ Anna Jerbrant, GA

What’s happening in administration?

The Dean of the School has set up two new projects to define what needs there are with regard to

  • The school’s MSc programmes as regards the producer side. Caroline Ahlstedt has been appointed project manager. The project is already underway.
  • The school’s centres of excellence. Sarah Golibari has been appointed project manager. The project is already underway.

The projects will be run in project form beginning with a round of interviews concerning needs and wishes that exist at the school. A reference group has been appointed.

Computer workstations

Work is going on at KTH to coordinate IT operations and support with the aim of minimising work duplication and using KTH’s resources more efficiently. A further aim is to reduce the total cost of activities such as investments, operation and development in local platforms at KTH. Five of KTH’s schools are already in this environment.

The Dean of School has decided to transfer the school’s IT services to KTH’s IT department. The process for this is as follows:

  • Prerequisites and scope
  • Inventorying and mapping
  • Implementation of requirements/needs
  • Design of services
  • Introduction projects
  • Administration

The school has appointed a reference group. The project is being run by KTH’s IT department under the management of Hans Wolfarth.

Service centre

ITM’s newly set up service centre is now up to speed and cases are dropping into our new case management system. At present we’re working hard to adapt quickly to demand. If you have questions or suggestions for improvements, don’t hesitate to contact:

Annika Lilja, anlil.kth.se

Christina Carlsson, chrisinta.carlsson.itm.kth.se

We really need your views and comments to be able to offer the basic services we have set up.

Yours sincerely
Christina Carlsson, Head of Adminstration