KTH Alumni Week 2012

During the first week of October The Royal Institute of Technology organized an Alumni Week together with eleven other universities in Sweden.

KTH's first Alumni Week invited alumni to various events during the first week of October 2012. M-62 celebrated 50 years with a well-attended reunion. They gathered in Sing Sing where they enjoyed drinks and a lighter snack, followed by KTH campus architect Kristina Johansson’s presentation on art on campus. The alumni then went on a guided tour around campus which ended up at the Innvoation Centre where Professor Margareta Norell Bergendahl and Professor Bengt Lindberg talked about current research at KTH. The reunion conlcuded with a dinner at Restaurant Brazilia where photographs and video clips were projected from M-62's time at KTH.

The KTH alumni association KTH X organized a lecture on the EIT ICT Labs at KTH's campus in Kista. Afterward, they visited the IN section’s first Alumni pub. A KTH inspired pub quiz was held where the winners were awarded prizes from KTH Alumni and the IN section
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On Saturday, October 6 KTH Alumni arranged activities for the whole family on KTH Campus Valhallavägen and at Vetenskapens Hus. Alumni with children or grandchildren were invited to explore their creativity and to learn more about science and technology.

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In the evening KTH Alumni presented Christer Fuglesang with the prestigious Alumni of the Year award. Christer Fuglesang was presented the award by KTH President with the motivation “Christer Fuglesang holds the distinction of being Sweden’s first astronaut and is an inspiration and role model for our students and alumni all around the world. Christer Fuglesang is being honored as Alumnus of the Year in recognition of his continuous personal commitment to KTH and our students over the years. His tremendous achievements have shown that studying at KTH can take you a long way – even into outer space.” The evening ended with a mingle in Sing Sing.

KTH Alumni NYC Chapter was one of the Alumni Associations who followed the ceremony live via the web while they enjoyed brunch in Manhattan. If you haven’t seen Christer Fuglesangs presentation that followed the award ceremony you can do so below.

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