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Innovation an even greater focus when universities are compared internationally

One always relevant question is what is a university with a high reputation measured on. Research and education are the main tasks of a university and naturally the first things that are compared. Collaboration is something we like to talk about here in Sweden, not least from a political direction. One very common assertion is … Continue reading “Innovation an even greater focus when universities are compared internationally”

A double or joint degree opens many doors

In late 2020, the first two doctoral students studying for joint degrees from KTH and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, successfully graduated. KTH was the home university of one of the students, which is why the procedure was mainly in line with KTH regulations. NTU was the home university of the other doctoral student … Continue reading “A double or joint degree opens many doors”

Are the European university networks forcing Sweden to promote internationalisation?

With plenty of pomp and circumstance, the EU Commission has introduced the European Universities Initiative. In two rounds in 2019 and 2020, a total of 41 networks have been established including almost 300 universities. KTH has joined UNITE!, which was announced in the first round. Unlike other European countries, there has not been much talk … Continue reading “Are the European university networks forcing Sweden to promote internationalisation?”

Scholarship rules restrict competitiveness

The possibility of accepting international scholarships is vital if Swedish universities are to be competitive. Rules that are clear, understandable and logical ought to be self-evident. Squareness is a step towards stagnation and puts Swedish universities at a disadvantage. We need to be able to offer international scholarships to study at KTH. The rules and … Continue reading “Scholarship rules restrict competitiveness”

What do the international students think?

Universities all over the world  are discussing how courses should be organised in the next academic year. The possibility of providing courses online is being eagerly considered. One group that has not actually been asked to any great extent is the students themselves, especially not the international students. What do they think? A total of … Continue reading “What do the international students think?”