With the #metoo movement, there is no longer any doubt that sexual harassment occurs in all types of organizations. KTH has guidelines and routines for handling sexual harassment and discrimination and is continually working with implementing the necessary preventive and promotional measures for a working and studying environment of mutual respect and equal treatment.
Between the 16th and 20th of October KTH celebrates the 100th birthday of our beloved Campus with activities all over our locations. The crown jewel is the Jubilee event which brings together 100 speakers who will give seminars day and night in the Dome of Vision. Twelve of them are from the School of Electrical Engineering. Download our EE program to keep track of the times!
The President has in decision V-2017-0215 directed the working group to plan for an integration of the CSC, EES- and ICT-schools. The aim has been to facilitate the formation of broad educational programs, to create an organization based on scientific fields, to provide a better balance between research and education at the school level and to ensure that the student support should be uniform over all of KTH. The administrative support should leverage scale advantages to become more efficient and increase quality. A more uniform KTH should be achieved across all KTH’s four campi.
In addition to previous decisions, the President has clarified that the focus of the continued work for ICT, EES and CSC is that one school should be formed. The schedule of work is proceeding as planned.
The School of Electrical Engineering will merge with the School of Computer Science and Communication and the School of Information and Communication Technology. Professor Jens Zander has been appointed as the new dean.
On Wednesday the 14th of June, the first ever The Electron Race took place. A total of 68 people made their way around the three kilometer long track. Awards were given to the three fastest women, three fastest men and the fittest department.
By the end of the year two new departments will be formed at the School of Electrical Engineering: “Information Science and Engineering”, and “Network and Systems Engineering”. This is made through a merge of Signal Processing and Communication Theory, and an expansion of Communication Network.
The student office (STEX) is a service to students and teachers for exams and course administration. Due to popular demand, STEX will also function as a service for deliveries and packages to the school.
At the School of Electrical Engineering (Elektro), women graduate students are in the minority in every department. But a network for women doctoral students provides them with support and inspiration in a larger group.
When Emma Tegling started her Ph.D. studies at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, she quickly noticed a high level of diversity in terms of cultural background but not as much in terms of gender. The lack of female role models inspired her to create a platform where female colleagues could collaborate, inspire and support each other.
What would everyday life in Stockholm look like if electric vehicles handled all the transportation? The question engaged both researchers and administrative staff at a kick-off at the Department of Electric Power and Energy Systems (Elkraftteknik).