In building our university faculty, many things are of course important. One such example is the ambition to create complete academic environments (see more on this in a previous post here). Another example is to work strategically with the target groups of our academic environment. As the University Law in Sweden prescribes, we as a university have two main tasks, i.e., (1.) education, and (2.) research. Thus, I think that it is fair to say the students is our main target group. Actually, and if I may elaborate a bit, future students, as well as, existing students form our main focal group of attention. It is especially the work on attracting future students at TS that I want to highlight in this post.
For the first time in the history of TS, Teknikdagen — a seminar day for our future university faculty students — was arranged yesterday here in the Niagara building. Teknikdagen included high school students (gymnasielever), as well as, their teachers from education programs in technology and natural sciences from all across Skåne. Teknikdagen offered inspiring talks from former TS students, as well as, live examples from our degree programs presented by our existing students, and seminars given by members of the staff here at TS. Also, two students, Nilo from the byggingenjörs-program and Sara from the app dev program, served as excellent hosts. In my humble opinion, this first version of Teknikdagen was a great success, and something we need to build on for the second version of it, which I sincerely hope will take place next fall.
Having said all this, I would like to particularly thank the following persons for their dedicated work on arranging the first Teknikdagen:
Daniel Harju, Communications Officer, TS and MAU
Filippa Törnwall, Communications Officer, MAU
Maria Crona, Communications Officer, MAU
Christian Andersson, Lecturer, MTM
Carl Johan Gribel, Ass. Professor, DVMT
Ylva Mellbin, Post Doc Fellow, MTM
Kristian Stålne, Ass. Profesor, MTM
Yujing Li, Ass. Professor, MTM
Kristina Allder, Lecturer, DVMT
Bo Peterson, Head, DVMT
Henrik Hartman, Deputy Head, MTM
All the students that helped with all things, great and small
So, and obviously not so briefly: thanks!