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Applications for the Maggan Hub pilot programme now open

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Published Feb 22, 2024

The Maggan Hub pilot offers engaged students a unique opportunity to work with societal challenges for a more sustainable, just and fair society, coordinated by KTH Global Development Hub (GDH).

In 2022, Professor Emeritus Margareta Norell Bergendahl and former Vice President at KTH was honored with KTH's Prize in Industrial Collaboration, formerly known as the KTH Gold Medal in Industrial Collaboration. This prestigious award carries a prize sum aimed at supporting collaborative initiatives prioritized by the recipient within KTH's activities. The proposed utilization of this prize sum is to initiate a pilot project, known as the Maggan Hub, to enhance KTH's capacity in conducting challenge-driven education for a greener and more equitable future.

The Maggan Hub pilot offers students a unique opportunity to:

  • Participate in challenge-driven projects to address societal issues: Engage in real-world challenges to gain practical experience and contribute to developing solutions for a more just and fair society.
  • Collaborate with a diverse community: Work alongside fellow students, faculty members, and external actors to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and exchange ideas.
  • Network with external stakeholders: Connect with professionals from various industries and research institutes, expanding your professional network and potential career opportunities.
  • Develop both technical and social skills: Explore the technical aspects of problem-solving while also considering the social implications, fostering a holistic approach to sustainability challenges for just and fair societies.
  • Work on a full-time basis: Dedicate your time and effort to the project during the designated period, allowing for deep immersion and focused collaboration together in a multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural student team.
  • Receive financial compensation: Selected students will receive compensation equivalent to a study grant for the engagement of the project.

Overall, the Maggan Hub pilot provides you with a rich learning experience, building competence to contribute to society while enhancing your skills and knowledge in a supportive and dynamic environment.

The Maggan Hub pilot is scheduled to take place during the month of June, with a preliminary start-up meeting in May. Besides working with given societal challenges, conducted under the guidance of the GDH-team, the students will have access to the Open Lab space – on the 2nd floor at Valhallavägen 79 throughout the project period.

Interested students are invited to apply by completing a questionnaire found via the following link: . The deadline for applications is 28 February 2024. Selected candidates will be notified within three weeks after the deadline.