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Nordic collaboration is world-class

With  increasing turbulence due to rising geographic tensions around the world and a pandemic  tend to lead to greater protectionism. It also effects academic collaboration . Here, networks provide a strengthening and stabilising force, not least when it comes to Nordic Five Tech. This Nordic network consists of KTH, as chair in 2021/22, the Technical … Continue reading “Nordic collaboration is world-class”

International student exchanges just as important after the pandemic

The pandemic has drastically changed the playing field for universities in many respects. We have all familiarised ourselves with various software apps for teaching, meetings and conferences online. This has worked well in many respects even though the enthusiasm that long prevailed has somewhat dissipated amidst an increased longing for in person meetings. When it … Continue reading “International student exchanges just as important after the pandemic”

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”