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ITM Development Plan - a summary

How should the ITM School develop during the years 2018-2023? What strategic investments should be made to support the school's mission and vision? The ITM School's development plan in brief gives answers.

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Vision and Mission

The vision of the School of Industrial Engineering & Management is to be a preferred partner – nationally and internationally – for students, faculty, industry and society in attaining an ecologically balanced, effective and dynamic industry.”

Our main mission is to lead the transition towards a zero-emission, adaptable industry for a sustainable society characterized by new product and service designs, new materials, new business models, sustainable energy systems, recycling, reuse and remanufacture.”

Innovation, entrepreneurship & digitalization 

Innovation and entrepreneurship, and digitalization have been identified as the key enablers to reach our goals – this holds true for education, for research and for impact on society.

Campus KTH Södertälje
Campus KTH Södertälje. Photo: Jonas Thorén.

Academic Environment

Our academic environment should reflect leadership in industrial engineering, with up-to-date premises and state-of-the-art infrastructure. To fulfill this vision, our focus is on developing the following five areas:

  • Research Intelligence and Communication
  • Premises and Infrastructure
  • The ITM Innovation Arena
  • Innovation Eco-System
  • Our working environment
Glasses at desk in Södertälje Campus.
Photo: Jonas Thorén

Research Environment

ITM should be a leading research environment in Europe in technology and management, driving towards a sustainable future. The vision will be reached by fulfilling the following goals:

  • Create awareness
  • Attract top talents
  • Transformation of industry
  • Strategic collaborations and networks
  • Incentives, resources and infrastructure
Lecture at KTH Södertälje
Lecture at KTH Södertälje. Photo: Jonas Thorén.


ITM should provide the best research driven education in a creative, innovative, sustainable learning environment characterized by supreme quality and a distinct identity.

  • Sustainable engineering
  • Awareness of gender and equality
  • Preparations for future global challenges
  • Extensive industry cooperation
  • I&E and student-centred teaching environments
  • Extensive pedagogical development
  • Comprehensive integration of digitalization

Postgraduate studies

PhD studies at the ITM School should be characterized by flexible processes emphasising the development of high levels of creativity and individual specialisation.

  • Internationalization and industrial cooperation
  • Gender mainstreaming
  • PhD Courses
  • Administrative systems 

The complete ITM Development plan 2018-2023

A printable version of the ITM development plan 2018-2023 (pdf 98 kB)

Belongs to: Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM)
Last changed: Apr 03, 2023