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Raising awareness about gender equality
Only about 25 per cent of the students and 20 per cent of the faculty members at ITM are women. To address this gender imbalance, and raise awareness of the issues facing women and minorities in academia, a number of initiatives are now under way.
KTH project will improve maths skills among girls
A KTH project on enhancing spatial ability to help close the gender gap in engineering subjects, secures over a €4M in Horizon 2020 funding.
Malin Selleby the first woman to get the Sefström Medal
Malin Selleby receives the Sefström Medal for her work in Computational Thermodynamics. The Sefström Medal is awarded by The Swedish association of mining and metallurgical engineers* every 5 years since 1987 and this year it was time for the first woman to take place on the podium.
A new fighter for equality
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 equality, diversity and equal conditions. Now Martin wants to focus on how we can do to bring about change at all levels.
”Everyone at KTH should take the course”
Kalle Garme took the "Gender Theory and Gender Equality in Technical Higher Education" course and explains why he thinks all KTH employees should attend it.
Borgenstam on prestigeous list
Annika Borgenstam, Professor at Materials Science and Engineering, is among the 40 most powerful women in mining and steel, according to "Sveriges hårdaste lista".
The actions that prevent sex trade in hotels
Most people know that both prostitution and human trafficking take place in Swedish hotels. Few, though, think about how this affects the hotel staff and their attitude toward the workplace. And how can hotels prevent these crimes from taking place? Mana Farshid is one of two researchers at INDEK who studied the matter.