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Academic leaders need split vision

Leadership is a popular subject that is alive and flourishing in both theory and practice. Wherein lies the force of attraction? This can be explained in many ways, which has also been done in research and popular literature. Many people are convinced that it resides in proximity to power and influence. Leadership therefore becomes important … Continue reading “Academic leaders need split vision”

A toiletry bag for teachers

What we anticipate in the coming years is that all students at KTH should gain fundamental knowledge in the area of equal opportunities by integrating this into first cycle education. And that this should be mandatory. I have previously reported that KTH is actively working to integrate an equal opportunities perspective into first cycle education. … Continue reading “A toiletry bag for teachers”

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?”

The meaning of words

We have been working on gender equality, diversity and equal conditions and opportunities issues for some time. What does this mean? This is something many people outside KTH ask. Within KTH, we have given these issues the abbreviation JML from the Swedish words for them. I will come back to this abbreviation but would first … Continue reading “The meaning of words”