Dean's blog archive 2015-2020
LTH is expanding!
We constantly hear that engineers, architects and designers are in great demand. And that is the case in virtually all areas of education that we offer. However, for many years we have been facing the paradox of having to limit our intake due to reaching our maximum funding agreement targets. You may have heard me talking about our overproduction: [...]
LTH – for the benefit of the world…
For some time, we at LTH have been thinking about how to better explain to the outside world what we do and what drives us. To do so, we have – quite naturally – proceeded on the basis of our vision, developed by the Corporate Communications division, which reads: Together we explore and create – to benefit the world.
Liberal Arts – an ideal of general knowledge?
The term Liberal Arts can be interpreted in many different ways – I use it myself when I advocate for students on long degree programmes at Lund University to be allowed to study subjects at other faculties within the framework of their education, to acquire new perspectives and impressions and to broaden their general knowledge.
For a working life beyond 2065
We have come to a point where we need to create new initiatives within undergraduate education, and increase the number of students admitted to LTH. For six years, we have endured the overproduction in education, that is, we have educated more students than we have been paid for – which is unsustainable in the long term. The demands on us to [...]
Zero tolerance towards harassment
Even women in academia and in the technology industry have joined in the Me too campaign. This is not surprising, but yet shocking.
There’s a lot of talk about digitalisation right now. What do we really mean by the term, and is it something new? Although the meaning of the term partly depends on who you ask, we can all agree that information and services are becoming increasingly digital, for instance banking services and media consumption. But we also see that very much is [...]
The Campus is full of life again!
After a quiet summer in Lund and at LTH, it is full of life again. Students are everywhere and it is bursting with activity. Over the past two weeks, I have had the pleasure of welcoming LTH's new students in both Lund and Helsingborg. Both times were equally enjoyable, you could really feel the expectations and the excitement in the air. When I [...]
An international Faculty of Engineering (LTH)!
Lund University hosted a seminar in conjunction with the state visit of the King and Queen of Sweden to Indonesia.
LTH in the future!
In the previous blog post, I discussed cooperation and earlier that LTH is training people for future professions. But within what fields are we cooperating and what exactly are we training people for? LTH recently approved its strategic plan, and at the same time, we have been working on a communication strategy. Both Lund University’s and the [...]
External engagement – on whose terms?
External engagement is part of the life-blood of LTH. We educate primarily for the business sector and wider society, although some of our students stay in academia. This provision of skills is, in my opinion, our most important assignment. We must therefore listen to the needs of our recipients – anything else would be wrong. This does not always [...]
Viktor Öwall was Dean of LTH between 2015-2020