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GDH's goals

KTH Global Development Hub has four main goals. Learn more about the goals and how we work to implement them.

1. Initiate and promote the establishment of the necessary conditions for the effective implementation of challenge-driven education courses

This is done by:

  • Supporting the development of challenge-driven courses and programs at KTH in close collaboration with the Department of Learning (e.g., through the LH233V teacher training course).
  • Inspiring and supporting partner universities in implementing challenge-driven education, primarily for engineering programs, through training, peer-to-peer collaboration, and knowledge sharing.
  • Initiating development projects at KTH or elsewhere (e.g., "Magganhubben") that provide students and teachers a platform for performing CDE projects, with practical access to challenges via stakeholders.
  • Digitalising the CDE concept to enable the inclusion of multiple partner universities and to limit the environmental impact of the travel often involved in cross-border collaboration.

2. Actively facilitate the widespread dissemination of challenge-driven education, both at KTH and on a global scale

This is done by:

  • Strategically building national and international collaborations with partner universities that share the same mission as the Global Development Hub.
  • Promoting student exchanges between partner universities and KTH, in which students participate in challenge-driven projects during their exchange periods.
  • Ffacilitating faculty exchanges between partner universities and KTH, providing opportunities for teachers to spend shorter periods at each other's institutions to exchange experiences on challenge-driven education.

3. Contribute to the nurturing of ideas and innovations emerging from CDE projects

This is done by:

  • Ensuring effective collaboration between challenge-driven education and the innovation platform at KTH and inspiring this elsewhere.
  • Supporting the establishment of a network where stakeholders realize the benefits of participating in challenge-driven education and where stakeholders can influence the development of challenge-driven projects.

4. Strive to actively contribute to the advancement of challenge-driven education

This is done by:

  • Establishing an interdisciplinary research field at the intersection of innovation research and learning research.
  • Evaluating and studying the impact of challenge-driven education and innovation in collaboration with partner universities.
  • Exploring new research opportunities to enhance challenge-driven education and innovation.
  • Engaging faculty, postdocs, graduate, and undergraduate students in research activities.