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History of INDEK

Join us on a time travel within Industrial Economics

The Department of Industrial Economics was founded in 1924.

The subject of Industrial Economics was at the beginning of the 20th century a compound name at KTH.

Since 2005 our current location is in the Sing Sing house, before that we were spread on barns.

Milestones in INDEK history

  • 1912 - Erik Forsberg, Senior Engineer at Separator, was employed as a specialist teacher in Industrial Economics and Organization at KTH
  • 1939 - Tarras Sällfors assumes Sweden's first professorship in Industrial Economics and Organization at KTH.
  • 1969 - Linköping University of Technology starts Sweden's first master's degree program in Industrial Economics ("I-Program").
  • 1972 - Sven Åke Johansson becomes Sweden's first technology doctor in Industrial Economics and Organization at KTH.
  • 1980s - Chalmers and Luleå Technical University launches a Master of Science in Industrial Economics.
  • 1990s - KTH and Lund University of Technology start a civil engineering program in Industrial Economics and Management.
  • The 2010s - Industrial Economics and Management is Sweden's most popular engineering education and established as education programs at both basic and advanced levels at most universities and colleges in the country.