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Changes to the KTH School organisation

The KTH Schools are rather different in size and also in balance between education and research. It might also be that some schools could benefit from more integration between subject areas. With this as a background, our rector Sigbritt Karlsson, took yesterday some important decisions about the future organisation of KTH. The dean of the … Continue reading “Changes to the KTH School organisation”

Almost at the finish line!

The last part of the year places big pressure on the Dean’s Office (DO) Administration often deals with aiming for the finish – the cycle must be completed before the end of the year. In the best case scenario, the salary reviews will be complete. The financial books will close and the 2016 budget will … Continue reading “Almost at the finish line!”

New vice FA

Being FA (director of 3rd cycle studies) and professor means that my schedule is usually quite dense. Last week me and my PhD-student Sedi, organized a small international workshop dedicated to the development of a new generation of thermodynamic data for the elements – clearly an activity that had very little to do with being … Continue reading “New vice FA”

Recruitment of new faculty

We have a challenging time ahead us to recruit faculty to meet the future demands in teaching, research and innovation. How do we compete with other universities to attract the “brains”, “rocket scientists”, “innovators” and “pedagocical wizards”? There are of course many parameters that we need to address to accomplish this. Personally, I think we … Continue reading “Recruitment of new faculty”

Hello there ITM!

There’s a first time for everything it seems, even at my age…. Together with the administrative management, I’m really looking forward to being involved in the ITM blog from now on. We’ve recently been audited by the Swedish National Audit Office as well as the KTH internal audit unit on how we manage contracts related … Continue reading “Hello there ITM!”