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”
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?”
KTH is a member of a number of international university networks. But what benefits do they actually bring? In mid-March we saw a clear example when the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HKUST, sent out invitations to a webinar on suddenly being forced to engage in distance teaching. They shared their experiences after … Continue reading “The importance of networks”
Globalisation has meant universities have become increasingly international. There is a big market for international student recruitment at a time when many countries are becoming more ambitious when it comes to education and research and with this, seeking exchanges and cooperation. At the same time, more and more warning cries are being heard that in … Continue reading “Is it too easy to cooperate with difficult countries?”
Perhaps the most common question I am asked, as Vice President for Global Relations, is: Why should we recruit international students? The answer expected is that it generates substantial revenues, last year over SEK 110 million. That is not to be sneezed at, but it is absolutely not the only nor the deciding reason. Two … Continue reading “Quality nurtures talent”
Vice President for Global relations and overall international cooperations and Professor of Electric Power Engineering In this blog, I will talk about how internationalization can permeate an educational institution and how the boundless exchange of ideas, knowledge and experiences among students, researchers, educational institutions and the global community benefits society development.