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Dr. Ruth Graham visits KTH – future engineering education and academic career development in focus

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Published Aug 16, 2023

Join Ruth Graham, a renowned educator and consultant in higher education, who will hold two seminars and a Fika Chat podcast during her visit to KTH.

Dr. Ruth Graham

Dr. Ruth Graham, with a background in Mechanical Engineering, honed her expertise in aeronautical fatigue during her tenure with BAE SYSTEMS. Transitioning to Imperial College London in 2002, she assumed the role of Director for the transformative EnVision project. This initiative aimed at revamping undergraduate education and fostering a culture of support for teaching excellence across various engineering departments.

Since 2008, Dr. Graham has served as an independent higher education consultant, championing global change in university teaching. She undertook pivotal projects including a benchmarking study on engineering education's future for MIT and an initiative enhancing teaching recognition at over 50 universities. Her efforts earned her an honorary doctorate from Chalmers University of Technology in 2018 and the Leonardo da Vinci Medal from the European Society for Engineering Education in 2020 for her outstanding contributions to engineering education.

More about Ruth Graham can be found here
​​​​​​​Advancing educational change ( ​​​​​​​

Participate in Dr Graham's activities on 23-24 August 2023

Fika Chat podcast with Ruth Graham and Joakim Lilliesköld

Wednesday 23/8 15.00-15.30 pm – Live in Zoom​​​​​​​ (click on the link below to get the Zoom link)

Fika Chat with Dr Ruth Graham about the development of engineering education

Seminar on career development for teachers

Wednesday 23/8 at 16.00-17.00 in Salongen at KTH Library, Osquars backe 31 ​​​​​​​

Dr Graham discusses ongoing systemic changes in both the view and status of teaching based on the development of the Advancing Teaching global network, results from the teaching culture survey, presentation of a career development tool and a proposed change plan based on lessons learned from other institutions.

Rewarding and recognising university teaching here (with streaming link)

Lunch seminar – Exploring the future direction for engineering education

Thursday 24/8 12.00-13.00 Digital Futures Hub, Osquars backe 5 ​​​​​​​/livestream - the first 50 will be invited to a sandwich lunch (first come, first served!).

Dr. Graham discusses the evolution of engineering education based on two reports published before and after the pandemic. Together they provide an international overview of best practices, trends, and the impact of the pandemic on the future of engineering education.

Exploring the future direction for engineering education (with links to Zoom and the reports)