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  • Meet the modern leader

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    Today's leader needs to be supportive, present and guided by distinct values, according to Johanna Strömgren. Photo: Antenna on unsplash
    Published Sep 29, 2021

    "A coach with big ears and eyes" could be a somewhat simplified description of the modern leader. Johanna Strömgren, who manages leadership training at KTH Lean Center, talks about leadership as a rol...

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  • Leadership Forum will support ITM’s managers

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    Photo from Unsplash.
    Published Sep 22, 2021

    How do you tell an employee that the person is not doing their job? What responsibility do I have when I suddenly become a manager? And how do I implement the development dialogues? ITM's new Leadersh...

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  • Apply for the ITM School's scholarships until October 25

    Application is open
    Published Sep 17, 2021

    It is time to apply for a scholarship from the ITM school's foundations. Here you will find information about the 2021 call for school employees.

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  • Two departments become one

    Industrial robot and smart factory merged together
    Published Sep 01, 2021

    Production Engineering (IIP) and Sustainable Production Development (HPU) are two departments close to each other in terms of subject but a bit apart geographically. July 1, 2022, they will merge and ...

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  • Lean Center employs two – despite the pandemic

    Published Aug 24, 2021

    During the pandemic, KTH Lean Center in Södertälje strengthened its business with two employees. Pia Bernengo and Andreas Bohlinwill work with Lean Center's courses and commissioned training, like Sca...

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  • This is ITM's new HR manager

    Alexandar Dimitrijevic is the ITM School's HR manager since June 2021.
    Published Jun 14, 2021

    The ITM School has a new HR manager. We welcome Aleksandar Dimitrijevic, who is currently being introduced to his new job by Anna Blendow.

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  • He investigates PMH in version 2.0

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    Peter Samuelsson will investigate what a future PMH could look like.
    Published Jun 14, 2021

    Now that the competence center PMH's time frames expire, KTH's President has decided to work for a continuation of the center. However, the ideas of HOW to move on differ. The President has therefore ...

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  • When the environment does not match your abilities

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    Photo: Kinga Cichewicz on Unsplash
    Published Jun 07, 2021

    The year is 2019, and Ulrika Georgsson is engaged in meeting the new law on digital accessibility. She reads all details of the law and teaches how KTH's web editors should create content. Then, she s...

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  • Mikael Östling - the warrior of rankings

    Mikael Östling talks with two collegues
    Chia-Ying, Mikael Östling and Wangzhong Mu in the Hultgren Lab. Photo: Håkan Lindgren
    Published May 19, 2021

    It is not easy to make oneself heard in the noise of all the research that is published today. Mikael Östling, Deputy President at KTH has been on tour at KTH's research departments to encourage resea...

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  • The meeting idols in my life

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    Published Apr 14, 2021

    There are plenty of meaningless meetings. The ones where you wonder why you are invited, meetings that you do not understand the purpose of, or where everyone suddenly has technical problems and disap...

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  • Schools get local support for digital teaching

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    Andreas Alm Arvidsson, Educational Administration Manager at ITM, leads the KTH project Local Support.
    Published Apr 13, 2021

    Now all schools will offer their teachers help to make the education digital. Andreas Alm Arvidsson leads the project ”Local support” with the goal that KTH shall provide just as good support in digit...

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  • Fredrik – an ethical compass at RSO

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    Photo: Ladislav Babienko, Unsplash
    Published Apr 07, 2021

    Ethics and research are more intertwined than one might think. As ethics issues end up higher and higher on the agenda, KTH employs an ethics expert. Meet Fredrik Karlsson with a passion for philosoph...

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  • “I want my research to matter”

    Published Mar 17, 2021

    He is passionate about sustainable development. Francesco Fuso Nerini’s motive to make his work known to others is simple: to make a difference. ”As researchers we have a duty to produce quality resea...

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  • Learning the art of citation from each other

    Published Mar 10, 2021

    What are the key success factors to become highly-cited or getting noted by Altmetric? In a series of articles, we’ll meet a handful of ITM researchers with a lot of citations and high scores in Altme...

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  • Many people remain silent

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    We calculate risk versus profit before we open our mouths. Photo: Gabrielle Henderson on Unsplash
    Published Feb 26, 2021

    In Sweden, we are often bad at saying what we think. Afraid of conflicts, we prefer to nag on our own without saying outright what we see. But if we practice giving and receiving feedback, we may get ...

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  • Trainees solve a problem for the financial team

    Published Feb 24, 2021

    What's the purpose of trainees in the financial team at ITM? Trainee Marcus De Barès and his mentor Jeanette Jakobsson explain.

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  • LinkedIn widens the research world

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    Didem Gürdür Broo has a diverse network from all around the world, and checks her LinkedIn feed every morning to stay updated.
    Published Feb 11, 2021

    Didem Gürdür Broo started to use LinkedIn for her research 5 years ago when she was still a PhD candidate at the Department of Machine design at KTH. Today, this channel plays an important part for ex...

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  • "Once upon a time I was invisible…"

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    Ulrika Georgsson discusses the feeling of being excluded, something that may be affected by the language skills.
    Published Jan 12, 2021

    Being in a room, unnoticed and unable to understand the language, can bring on feelings of exclusion. What happens to us when we don't understand what’s being said? Ulrika Georgsson, a member of one o...

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  • Annual newsletter about ITM

    Published Dec 21, 2020

    We are proud of all the fantastic achievements that the co-workers at the school do! So we gathered some of the projects and people of 2020 in an external newsletter.

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  • Wishes for a happier new year

    Published Dec 17, 2020

    Three ITM bosses met in a studio in the KTH library to talk about the peculiar year of 2020 – and to try to look into the future.

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