BTH top student recieves Global Swede diploma

Today, the Global Swede diploma was awarded to some 20 international university students at a ceremony at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The students have distinguished themselves in areas related to innovation and entrepreneurship and have proven to be good representatives for both Sweden and their own country. One of them is BTH student Alena […]

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Academic Ceremony and more in May

Wow, what a party it was last Friday when BTH held its academic festivity, and I was formally installed as Vice-Chancellor. I feel overwhelmed by all the nice words and congratulations, and of course by all our new professors and doctors; not the least our new honorary doctor Mikael Blomqvist. You make sure that BTH […]

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Today’s Vice-Chancellor inauguration

BTH’s Vice-Chancellor Mats Viberg was inaugurated today at the academic ceremony. Six professors were inaugurated and 15 were conferred to a doctor´s degree. Peter Örn, chairman of the Board of Governors, gave everyone a warm welcome to this year’s academic ceremony. The ceremony started with the solemn Vice-Chancellor inauguration. BTH’s Vice-Chancellor Mats Viberg was inaugurated by […]

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BTH researcher gets entrepreneur’s grant

BTH researcher Saleh Javadi receives the ÅForsk’s 200 ooo entrepreneur’s grant for his idea of how artificial intelligence can contribute to reduced energy use. Saleh Javadi is a PhD student at the Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at BTH. During his time at BTH, he has worked with an idea where artificial intelligence combined […]

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BTH researcher gets award for warehouse intervention

Andrea Gimeno Sánchez, PhD student in spatial planning, received the “Bauwelt Award” for an emergency intervention work on a warehouse in Valencia, Spain. It is the German magazine, Bauwelt Magazine, that award a prize to the architectural office for the best first built work. The competition is open to architects and city planners from all […]

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BTH researcher gets MIT scholarship

Fredrik Söderqvist, PhD student in industrial economics, receives the Sweden-America Foundation’s scholarship to study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States. Fredrik will look more closely at labour market issues relating to trade unions, employers’ organizations and the role of collective agreements in mitigating the negative consequences of structural change. He will […]

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Canadian ambassador impressed with BTH

The Canadian ambassador Heather Grant visited BTH on April 8. Her interest in BTH was first sparked by a member of parliament (Annicka Engblom) who conveyed BTH’s sustainability profile and told her about the Master’s programme in strategic leadership towards sustainability – a programme which has been attended by several students from Canada as well […]

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BTH research on the list of socially beneficial research

BTH computer science researcher Marie Netz is on the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, IVA‘s 100 list. The list presents research that can form the basis of innovation in the form of new companies, new products and services, business development or other form of benefit. Marie Netz has a PhD in computer science and […]

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Master’s student Dan Ritchie is going to Silicon Valley

Dan Ritchie is a student at BTH’s well known master’s programme in strategic leadership towards sustainability. In February he and some friends won a competition on how to save energy in offices and other public buildings.   When Dan decided to study his master in sustainability, he already knew about BTH.    – I had heard about it through […]

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On collaboration and the mission of Higher Education Institutions

In BTH’s strategic plan, our overall assignment is stated as follows: “BTH’s mission is to contribute to sustainable development of the society through higher education, research and innovation. The university stands for quality and collaboration.” I think it is a good wording that clarifies what is expected of a university today, and in particular a […]

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