New steps for our sustainable development work

At the start of the year, we compiled a number of different indicators of how KTH is progressing with its sustainable development work. As part of this, a report on some of these has been compiled and submitted to the Swedish Environment Protection Agency Naturvårdsverket. Many of these indicators are pointing in the right direction, … Continue reading “New steps for our sustainable development work”

Is it too easy to cooperate with difficult countries?

Globalisation has meant universities have become increasingly international. There is a big market for international student recruitment at a time when many countries are becoming more ambitious when it comes to education and research and with this, seeking exchanges and cooperation. At the same time, more and more warning cries are being heard that in … Continue reading “Is it too easy to cooperate with difficult countries?”

What’s wrong a compliment?

In autumn 2017, we were reminded that sexual harassment not only occurs in front of the camera, but also behind the scenes. The way the #metoo movement swept the world, including Sweden, showed that sexual harassment happens in a variety of sectors and contexts. A similar hashtag, #akademiuppropet, also emerged in academia, which has led … Continue reading “What’s wrong a compliment?”

Quality goes together with development

How can a university continuously improve? How do we raise the quality of what we do?  If we want to be an internationally competitive university, we need to continuously work at this, to develop our education and research, maintain this high quality and at the same time, undergo regular renewal. Those of us in research … Continue reading “Quality goes together with development”