The course consists of a seminar series with accompanying assignments on societal impact and communication of research.
Content and learning outcomes
The course is run as a seminar series with accompanying assignments on the topic of societal impact and communication of research results.
Intended learning outcomes
After completed course, the PhD student will be able to:
- Based on scientific literature, describe the terms social impact, co-operation and impact cases.
- Draw practical conclusions from and summarize a research project.
- Write a popular science paper about her or his own research project, where the research is put in a larger societal context and any connections to sustainable society and gender aspects are highlighted.
- Present her or his research project orally for a general but technically interested audience.
- Know and describe potential stakeholders and target groups in the surrounding society, not least national and international committee and standardization activities close to the research project.
Literature and preparations
Equivalent to the prerequisites for admittance to third cycle studies in one of the PhD programs offered by the ABE school at KTH.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- INL1 - Written and oral assignments, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Other requirements for final grade
Presence at a specific number of seminars, as determined by the examiner at the beginning of the course.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web FAF3009