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Broader recruitment a must for increased quality

Right now the Swedish Higher Education Authority is engaged in a thematic evaluation of the work being done by universities and colleges to broaden recruitment. One important result of this investigation will be the good examples universities are able to present. We can all learn from each other. According to the Higher Education Act (1992:1434, … Continue reading “Broader recruitment a must for increased quality”

Lifelong learning to suit everyday life

We are now expanding work with our lifelong learning by intensifying relationships with our strategic partners within contract education. A partnership that is going to be very instructive. As I blogged recently KTH has ambitious aims of growing within lifelong learning and I also offered very powerful reasons for this. We have now gone up … Continue reading “Lifelong learning to suit everyday life”

Lifelong learning is really stepping up at KTH

We are now working intensively to expand contract education and direct government funded continuing professional development. Having previously comprised just one percent, what is often collectively called lifelong learning will reach 20 percent of the total volume of education at KTH within the next few years. This ambitious target is based on rapid developments in … Continue reading “Lifelong learning is really stepping up at KTH”

Exciting second half for T.I.M.E and KTH

Since the meeting in Paris last autumn, KTH has chaired the T.I.M.E Association, an international education network, that consists of 57 universities of technology from 25 countries spread around much of the world, all with a strong international approach.  We are chair for two years and have now reached the halfway point of our tenure. … Continue reading “Exciting second half for T.I.M.E and KTH”

Digital doctoral thesis defences are here to stay

The other week, one of my doctoral students defended their thesis. Their opponent was from England but was stuck at their holiday home in France due to travel restrictions. The grading committee sat in Madrid, Paris and Stockholm, plus a reserve member in Luleå. Digital defences reduce travel and raise the quality. The discussion and … Continue reading “Digital doctoral thesis defences are here to stay”