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  • Moving from words to deeds

    Portraits of 6 persons.
    Martin Edin Grimheden, Annika Borgenstam, Magnus Wiktorsson, Björn Laumert, Arnold Pears and Cali Nuur all have different answers to what to do with the RAE results.
    Published May 31, 2022

    The research evaluation (RAE) is over, summarized and even printed. Now the work of sharpening research and organizations begins. We asked ITM's six heads of departments how they deal with the RAE res...

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  • The art of attracting visitors to the Inspiration Day

    Students with Material design hoodies in group.
    30 students from the Materialdesign programme acted as guides and station hosts.
    Published May 31, 2022

    The visitor record at Material Science’s Inspiration Day this spring was no fluke. Programme manager Mikael Ersson shares some keys to a well-attended event.

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  • Information about new self-service portal for orders of IT products

    Photo by John Schnobrich on Unsplash
    Published May 18, 2022

    On May 30, a self-service portal for orders of IT products will be launched at the ITM school. The portal will replace the previous IT order forms.

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  • Two departments become one

    Portrait Magnus in Sing-sing
    Magnus Wiktorsson will lead the new department. Photo: Anneli Nygårds
    Published May 17, 2022

    On July 1, the Production Engineering and Sustainable Production Development departments will merge into one. We had a chat with Magnus Wiktorsson, who will lead the new department located on two camp...

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  • They eat their way to cultural understanding

    Buffet outdoor with people in the background preparing.
    On May 9 it was time for International Potluck at the Department of Production Engineering.
    Published May 09, 2022

    A international lunch with dishes from all over the world – Eleonora Boffa and Ove Bayard came up with the idea that became a valued event in their department.

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  • News for you who make business trips

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    Photo: Serhat Beyazkaya on Unsplash
    Published May 06, 2022

    In September, 2021, KTH launched a new version of the travel expense system, KTH-RES. We asked Rebecca Ljungqvist, ITM´s Travel officer, for the newest changes and the most problems that people have w...

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  • "We have come a long way, but the work never ends"

    Annika B portrait
    Annika Borgenstam points out that more people than managers need to work with the issues. Photo: Anneli Nygårds
    Published Mar 22, 2022

    As a doctoral student, Annika Borgenstam was already involved in gender equality issues and diversity. Today, she is head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and reflects on a journ...

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  • “Impact is the reason for our existence”

    Hatef Madani
    Hatef Madani, puts impact on the agenda.
    Published Mar 16, 2022

    Almost everything we do at KTH lead to societal improvement, or impact. Hatef Madani, impact leader at ITM, wants the concept to be part of our daily mindset and he’s eager to help researchers increas...

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  • A new welcome at ITM

    Portrait Ulrika and Gabriella
    Ulrika Georgsson, Communications Officer, and Gabriella Brajkovic from the HR department have worked since August to give all new employees an equal start.
    Published Mar 07, 2022

    A film, a 6-week plan for new employees and an updated welcome folder in two languages. These are some of the results of a major initiative that will introduce new KTH employees to ITM in a profession...

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  • "Now all campus exams can be assessed digitally"

    Published Mar 04, 2022

    Hi Martin Löfgren, at E-learning who’s been responsible for a project aiming to assess scanned exams digitally, what’s the news for the next exam period?

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  • A firm grip on the work environment

    Portrait of Cali Nuur
    Head of Department Cali Nuur. Photo: Anna Gullers
    Published Feb 16, 2022

    At the Department of Industrial Economics and Management (INDEK), there are top-class researchers in the fields of gender, organisation, and leadership. But what in theory seems easy, can be difficult...

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  • A new fighter for equality

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    Annika Borgenstam hands over to Martin Edin Grimheden as the ITM School's JMLA. Photo: Anneli Nygårds
    Published Jan 25, 2022

    Annika Borgenstam, Head of Materials Science, hands over the JMLA* role to Martin Edin Grimheden, Machine Design. Among other things, Annika has organized the ITM School's activities for gender equali...

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  • From all of us, to all of you...

    Published Dec 16, 2021

    A Merry Christmas from Head of School Pär Jönsson and Deputy Head Anna Jerbrant in this year's video greeting.

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  • HR gets closer to you

    Portrait of Aleksandar Dimitrijevic.
    Aleksandar Dimitrijevic, HR manager
    Published Dec 08, 2021

    From 1 December, ITM's HR team will work in a new way. The team's different roles become more apparent and the departments get their own HR partner.

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  • Energy Technology wants to attract women with role models

    Published Dec 06, 2021

    At the Department of Energy Technology (EGI), 40% of the students are women, but in the faculty's Tenure Track*, 100% are men. "We have obviously failed to attract important talents," says Head of dep...

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  • The unit for combustion engines closes down

    Published Dec 01, 2021

    The Department of Machin Design (MMK) is closing down the Internal Combustion Engine unit. The underlying reason is that fossil-fueled vehicles are on their way out of society.

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  • Follow, share, love Materials Science

    Published Nov 23, 2021

    A new LinkedIn page for materials science has quickly gained many followers. The initiative was started by the ITM school and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering six months ago. The pu...

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  • New spark in IRIS at half term

    IRIS have activities in four different areas.
    Published Nov 17, 2021

    ITM’s flagship project IRIS has reached half term. Has the ambition to create strong multi-disciplinary research environments on “sustainable industry and society” and stimulate new collaborations sur...

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  • A toolbox for spreading science

    Published Nov 16, 2021

    Research Support Office recently launched three new Canvas courses to further train KTH's researchers, one of these with the theme of communication. Hi, Louise Gustafsson, Research Communications Mana...

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  • "An equal engineer is a better engineer"

    Martin Edin Grimheden. Photo: Anneli Nygårds
    Published Nov 16, 2021

    Can we be best in gender equality and thus deliver better engineers? Martin Edin Grimheden, Head of Department of Machine Design, thinks so. His mission is to make more people realize the same through...

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