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A holiday greeting from the school management

Published Dec 21, 2023

A holiday greeting from Head of School Björn Berggren and Deputy Heads of School Karin Edvardsson Björnberg and David Nilsson.

Dear colleagues,

As we approach the end of 2023, we at the ABE School management would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the events and achievements of the year, and share our gratitude and excitement for the new year.

Given the current circumstances in the world, it is important that we continue to support each other and spread light and hope. Thank you for your commitment and hard work this year!

2023 has been filled with significant milestones and exciting developments. One of the most prominent events was the appointment of our new Faculty Board, a step that strengthens our school's collegial decision-making processes and further commits us to our vision of academic excellence and societal benefit. We look forward to the insights and knowledge they will bring.

This autumn we also celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Civil Engineering and Urban Management programme. This programme has not only been a cornerstone of our education portfolio, but also a source of innovation and societal change. We are grateful to all teachers, students and alumni who have been and continue to be part of this journey.

During the year, we have also placed a strong emphasis on leadership and have launched several pilot projects under the 'Education of the Future' programme. These initiatives are designed to better prepare our students for the challenges and opportunities of the future. We look forward to seeing the fruits of these endeavours in the coming years.

Another highlight has been the strong partnerships we have developed and deepened, particularly with the City of Stockholm and the region. These collaborations have not only benefited our school but also had a positive impact on society at large.

Also this year, a teacher at the ABE school has been awarded the KTH Pedagogical Prize and we congratulate Eva Liedholm Johnson for her efforts. What better prize to win?

In recent years, the economic situation has become tougher throughout society and at KTH we are working purposefully to balance the budget. For us, the economy also presents challenges, but at our school we are still in a relatively good position.

When we look ahead to 2024, we are full of optimism. We are determined to continue these processes and develop our school further, together with all of you employees.

We wish you all a peaceful Christmas holiday and a Happy New Year!

Björn, Karin and David

School of Architecture and the Built Environment, KTH