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Decision on programme management for Future Education (V-2022-0716)

Joakim Lilliesköld is appointed programme manager for Future Education, with Anna Jerbrant and Gunnar Tibert as Vice Programme Managers. The case describes the programme management's main tasks, organisational affiliation and who should be part of the steering groups. The decision was made in November 2022 by University Director Kerstin Jacobsson after a presentation by the Head of Department, Fredrik Oldsjö.

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Decision date: 2022-06-14

Reference number: V-2022-0716

Decision

The University Director decides to appoint Associate Professor Joakim Lilliesköld as Programme Manager, Associate Professor Anna Jerbrant and Associate Professor Gunnar Tibert as Vice Programme Manager to coordinate the continued work on the programme Future Education. The assignments are valid from 1 December 2022 and, at the latest, until 30 June 2025.

The matter at hand

Vice President for Education and Vice President for Digitalisation were commissioned to coordinate a mapping of future learning and learning environments through the operational plan for KTH 2021 (V- 2020-0846). A steering group was formed for the work, including the aforementioned Vice Presidents mentioned above and the Dean of Faculty, and a working group with, among others, members of the Board of Education. The work resulted in the report A framework for future education at KTH (V-2021-0870). It sets out proposals for principles that will characterise the work of developing KTH's education. After discussions about the proposal within the organisation and after further preparation by the Board of Education, the President made a decision on 2022-06-14 about principles for future education (V-2022-0380).

The implementation of Future Education and its development activities are planned to last until 2027 and take place in the form of a change programme. The development work of the programme needs to be coordinated by a programme management team consisting of a programme leader and two vice programme managers. The main tasks of the programme managers are to:

  • Lead the Future Education programme;
  • Organise collaboration between different working groups for each principle;
  • Facilitate exchange of experience, learning and value-adding activities within the programme;
  • Propose and promote proposals for pilot projects and school-wide initiatives within the programme;
  • Follow up pilot projects and initiatives and their development within the programme;
  • Identify needs for change in KTH's governance documents based on the results obtained;
  • Communicate the programme and its development internally and externally.

It is proposed to appoint Associate Professor Joakim Lilliesköld as programme leader for 50% of full-time and Associate Professor Anna Jerbrant for 10% of full-time and Associate Professor Gunnar Tibert for 10% of full-time. The assignments are valid from 1 December, 2022, and at the latest, until 30 June, 2025. The assignments can be extended after mid-term review of the programme and its management structure in the spring of 2025.

The programme managers are organisationally placed in the Management Office (MO) within the University Administration (GVS). The Future Education programme is financed with central allocations from the grant for the first and second-cycle education following the operational plan for KTH 2022 (V-2021-0802) and the operational plan for KTH 2023–2025 (V-2022-0649).  

The change programme should be guided by a strategic steering group that includes the President, the Vice President for Education, the Dean of Faculty, the Heads of Schools and the University Director, as well as by an operational steering group that consists of the schools’ Directors of the first and second-cycle education, the Vice President for Education, the Vice President for Digitalisation and the Dean of Faculty.

The detailed organisation of the work and the operational support needed for the programme is planned by the programme leaders and the Vice President for Education in close dialogue with the Heads of Schools and the University Director. The organisation and work plan will be decided in a specific order.

This decision has been taken by University Director Kerstin Jacobsson after a presentation by Head of Division Fredrik Oldsjö. Present at the decision was the meeting's secretary commissioner Johan Gerdin.

More on Future Education

In the article "Principles for KTH education in place" (2022-06-22) , Leif Kari, Anna Jerbrant and Joakim Lilliesköld comment on the framework's purpose and KTH's development work for future education.

Read blog posts on Future Education by Vice President for Education Leif Kari:

"Progress at KTH and down under" (2022-11-10)

"Building teh education of the future together" (2021-12-03)

"Compass set to the future" (2021-10-29)

"We are taking giant strides into the future" (2021-04-22)

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