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Examples of impact cases

Case studies describe the effects that KTH's research and education have on the surrounding society. These descriptions are called impact cases. An impact case tells the process from the start, underlying research or education activities, and the final phase with the actual effects on society.

A strong impact case clearly explains why the activity is important and highlights its evidence. The case also contains information on how these activities have affected society and their importance.

Example of impact cases

Defending critical infrastructure against intentional electromagnetic threats

Modern society is critically dependent on interconnected and interdependent infrastructures such as power, mobile communication, water supply, transport, and information technology services. The prevailing critical infrastructure evolved historically by adopting modern semi-conductor technology in its critical functions. Its vulnerability to high power electromagnetic (HPEM) interference has changed and is largely unknown. The susceptibility of modern electronics makes the infrastructure vulnerable to HPEM disturbance, which rogue elements with technical expertise can create.

The last 12 years of research at UU/KTH has provided the major infrastructure owners in Sweden with the knowledge and the methods to evaluate the susceptibility of their systems to intentional electromagnetic interference (IEMI) and take remedial action.

Contact: Rajeev Thottappillil  and Daniel Månsson

Creating a modern EE programme with continuous development

Electrical Engineering in the twenty-first century spans a wide area of subjects far beyond its historical roots. Today's challenge is developing a programme with both breadth and depth and maintaining its importance for students, industry, and society.

In order to develop the programme to meet the demands of the present, these activities served as a framework to remake the education: 

  • Mandatory project course during the first, second and third year.
  • Development through the CDIO-model.
  • Adaption to the Bologna model.
  • The course "Global impact of Electrical Engineering".

The activities that led to a modern and competitive programme were:

  • 99 percent of the students get a job within the first year and almost 70 percent before graduation.
  • The opportunity to serve as a role model in education for some of the most well-known institutions in the world.
  • A solid international reputation gives many international master students and makes up a diverse international student body.
  • High satisfaction among the students.

Contact: Joakim Lilliesköld

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