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New Programme Director for the Degree Programme in Civil Engineering and Urban Management

Published Oct 26, 2022

On 1 November 2022, Joakim Riml takes up the post of Program Director for the Degree Programme in Civil Engineering and Urban Management. The ABE school’s largest programme was developed to meet the needs of society and the business sector. When it comes to meeting the business sector’s changing needs, Joakim observes both possibilities and challenges.

How many students start the Civil Engineering and Urban Management Programme?

“Between 170-180 students. In the fall term of 2021, 172 students entered the programme, 43 per cent of them were women and 53 per cent were men”.

As Programme Director, what are your thoughts concerning the programme?

“It will be exciting and fun to be part of developing such a large and important education program. It has been around for a while, but as the competence needs within the sector of the built environment are constantly changing, new requirements are placed on our students’ knowledge and skills. It will be very interesting to be part of the process of developing the programme”.

Are there any particular challenges that you would like to highlight?

“There are many challenges. I have already identified some of them, but there will be more along the road. One strength of the programme is its unique combination of width and edge. At the same time, it is a challenge to secure that you have a subject progression through all different parts of the programme and to make sure that the profiles of our students graduating from the school match the demand in the labour market.”