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Building the education of the future together

Our latest storträff meeting was held this week. This time on the theme of future education. After the 150 or so participants had been given a summarising lecture on the results to date within the framework of future education, work continued in groups. A very successful meet-up. The very strength of these storträff meetings lies … Continue reading “Building the education of the future together”

Compass set to the future

Last week, I took part in the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions (SUHF) annual conference in Luleå on the theme of universities of the future, to which several international speakers had been invited. This week, several KTH colleagues and I visited the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim to hear about … Continue reading “Compass set to the future”

Research + Education = Third Cycle Education?

A very large part of research done at KTH is undertaken by research students. This is not least the case for the proportion of published research articles that are written by research students.  This is not unique to KTH and probably applies to most universities in Sweden. However, with the recently completed Research Assessment Exercise … Continue reading “Research + Education = Third Cycle Education?”

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”