Weekly video update with the Dean

This week, the Dean reports on the hearings held on Monday and the quality dialogue held on Thursday. The vice chancellor made the point during the quality dialogue that the information from that meeting should leave the room and spread across the faculty, so do take a moment to view a summary. Further, the quality assurance document for research education has been updated.

Finally, some important upcoming events are

23 May – Data Society inaugurates their seminar series with a seminar on The politics of flow in our digital society

24 May – DVMT students exhibit their degree projects

28 May – IT and economy students have their degree conference (in addition to TS graduations being celebrated in the evening)

Weekly video update from the Dean

This week, the Dean informs about the first formal meeting of the faculty board. Andreas reminds you of the opportunity to nominate for the Stefan Bengtsson Research Leader Award (deadline 3 June, see your email) as well as the Pedagocial Price (deadline 20 June).

This week, Malmö university hosted visits by Pam Fredman from the STRUT-commission and Matilda Ernkrans, Minister of higher educaiton and research. Please study the STRUT Commission of Inquiry on Governance and Resources in Universities.

 

Weekly video update from the Dean

This week, Viktoria Klingenfors is the special guest in the Dean’s sofa due to the newly launched A-Z teacher guide in educational administration. The A-Z offers concise information on various important course administrative aspects that teachers should be familiar with. The teacher guide is also complemented by the TS-utbildning-calendar that you can implement into your own outlook calendar to know all the important deadlines in terms of educational administration.

You find the A-Z and link to the calendar on the TS staff pages here. Any feedback can be sent to viktoria.klingenfors@mau.se. Big thanks to the TS kansli for this initiative!

Next week, the Dean will visit partner universities in the US, and the vice dean, Bengt J Nilsson, will be in charge in Andreas’ absence.

The Software Center, a research center where TS is part, recently received the prestigious 2019 Distingushed Synergy Awared by the IEEE Technical Council on Software Engineering.

Weekly video update from the Dean

This week, the Dean blogs about the IoTaP-seminar on AI by Dr. Costas Bekas from IBM on Wednesday, an opportunity to take part in a pilot project to try out digital written exams, and an opportunity to let the Advisory Board for Collaboration and Innovation know of any obstacles you have met in trying to collaborate with external organisations. The Dean informs about the Faculty Board decision to allow all three step 2-applications for new master programmes be forwarded to the Programme Committee, and that the members of the new Faculty Board are now appointed. Last, but not least, the Dean asks all researchers to assist Paul, Romina and Paul, in completing their tasks as ERA19-coordinators.

If you want to try digital written exams in your course, write to Jörgen Ekman at jorgen.ekman@mau.se.

If you want to let the Board for Collaboration and Innovation know of any obstacles you have experienced, write to Mats Persson at mats.persson@mau.se, by 4 April.

 

 

Weekly video update from the Dean

This week, the Dean informs about the UKÄ evaluation were MAU was approved with the condition to improve the course evaluation aspects. Furthermore, he sums up the quality dialogues held on Tuesday. He also reminds you that you should make sure you know about the work environment policy. On the 29th March, Niclas Andersson invites you all to a lunch seminar on examinations by Dr. Marcel Köhler, the Technische Universität Dresden, see your outlook invitation for more information. Due to very unfortunate circumstances, the last clip where the Dean bows and wishes you all a good weekend in Japanese, was lost, so we leave that to your imagination.

And, links to the fun facts bit, since it is not just a subjective opinion that the Bergen railway is one of the most scenic in the world, more information here and here. Watch the engineering work referred to in the Jan Guillou books Brobyggarna at the railway slow-tv Bergensbanen minutt for minutt (7h 16 min), if you don’t have enough to do during the weekend…

Weekly video – electives and new courses

This week, Annabella Loconsole is informing about the electives presentation for DVMT programme students on Monday 18th March 13:15 in Orkanen. Also, Christina Bjerken is telling about the two new courses to be launched called “Global Product Development I” (MT195A) and “Global Product Development II” (MT295A) to give engineers tools to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Weekly video update from the Dean

This week, the Dean vlogs on the topic of festivities and celebrations,and shows the new plaque naming the TS doctoral students during the past 19 years and their fields of research. As TS has two seats in the brainstorming session for new ideas for the MAU annual conferment and inauguration ceremony, we ask those of you who have ideas about how the ceremony might best celebrate the University to volunteer. He reminds you of the chance to nominate honorary doctors as well as the importance to vote in the faculty board election by 17th March.

Contact research officer Susanne (Sussi) Lundborg at susanne.lundborg@mau.se regarding your interest to participate in the Årshögtid-brainstorming on 27th March and with your nominations for honorary doctors by 25th March.

Weekly video update from the Dean

This week, the Dean informs about the decision not to admit any students for the application development degree programme this fall as well as the pilot project to implement digital written examinations at Malmö university. See more about the digitalization initiative in English here https://digi.mau.se/wiki/The_Digitalization_Initiative and in Swedish and listen to the podd  https://www.mah.se/medarbetare/Ledning-och-organisation/Projekt/Verksamhetsutveckling/Digitalisering/.

Also, the Dean warns that due to building glass walls, both DVMT and MTM office spaces will be rather messy in the coming months. Finally, suggest your candidate for an honorary doctorate by 25 March, to be celebrated in October, and nominate for the alumni of the year by 1 April, to be celebrated on the TS graduation ceremony on 28th May

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Weekly video update from the Dean

In this week’s update, the Dean informs about a meeting held with teachers of local high schools to discuss the transition from being a high school pupil to becoming a university student. Also, he reports that TS reached the goal for the assigned educational target securing the same level of government funding in the coming years. TS has sent in total five applications to the Crafoord foundation, Mats Persson should be credited along with the researchers mentioned in the vlog. On Monday, the post graduate school on data driven systems, DDS, kicked off, and next Friday, Helena Holmström Olsson will hold her installation lecture as full professor (see blog post below). Last, and perhaps least, there is lego in NIB0501.

Weekly video update from Team TS at Georgia Tech

This week’s vlog features Team TS visiting Georgia Tech in Atlanta where head of DVMT Bo Peterson and head of MTM Mats Persson along with academic international coordinator Zahra Ghaffari and administrative international coordinator Martin Andersson as well as teachers Maria Engberg, Steve Dahlskog and Johan Holmgren have been to discuss student exchange opportunities and VIP (vertically integrated projects).

More information about Georgia Tech here https://www.gatech.edu and about the VIP here http://www.vip.gatech.edu/teams

You can also look at the travel report here https://mau.box.com/s/pejj14j3bogm2autoci2dzpybvjqt9xz

Weekly video update from the Dean

In this week’s update, Andreas uses Lego to explain how the TS management meeting structure is being changed to prepare for the new Malmö University Arbetsordning (Rules of Procedure), with a TS LG min meeting every two weeks focusing on operations, planning, evaluations and employer responsibilities, and a TS LG max meeting every two months having a more strategic perspective. Also, it is important to mention that student and IOTAP representation will be ensured in the TS LG max, although they were not represented in the vlog.
The Dean also mentions that today a TS delegation is heading to Georgia Tech for a contract trip to tighten our collaboration with them.

A video update from the Dean

In this week’s update, Andreas talks about the upcoming election to the TS Faculty Board, results of the completed Regulation on Internal Governance and Control (FISK) assessment and the number of applicants to the material science professorship. Information about the risk assessment, conducted as part of the FISK assessment, is listed below.

Risk analysis
For 2019,  the departments have done a risk analysis and the risks identified as the biggest and that we are working on, among smaller risks, are:
  • risk for deficiencies in the psychosocial work environment and high work load – action plans are prepared at the departments;
  • risk that the physical work environment does not support the needs by research, education and the students – here we are working with Omtag Niagara and also more longterm plans;
  • risk that our surroundings and potential collaborators do not know enough about us – here we are working with increase collaboration and increasing publications;
  • risk that research does not grows as quickly as the research funding and grants are growing – here we are working on recruiting;
  • risk that the teachers are doing too much administration and have little time for actual research – here we are working on improved resource efficiency and work planning;
  • risk that the communication between the academics and the support and administration is weak – here we are working on tighter connections with the TS administration office and also with other key persons in the various administrative and support units, the establishment of the dean’s office on floor 5 is a result of this work;
  • risk with deficiencies in handling examinations – here we are working with the exam unit to find solutions and a smooth and secure process;
  • risk that IT-structures are not supporting our activities – here we are working with the IT-department.

Weekly update from Atlanta, Georgia

This week’s vlog update revolves around collaboration opportunities with Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, as I’m currently here with a company of researchers from IoTaP at Malmö Uni. There are three items on the agenda, and those are:

  1. The VIP program
  2. The Institute of Technology and People
  3. The heartfelt greetings from the Georgia Tech people

N.B. This week’s update is done completely by myself, i.e., without the support of our communications officer Daniel Harju. So, apologies for the comparatively low quality in everything from content to form and sound.

I wish you a happy weekend!

Andreas

Video update from Andreas

Watch the latest Dean’s update where Andreas Jacobsson talks about the ongoing nomination process to the new Faculty Board, provides some details on the current external research assessment ERA 19 and gives us a few tips about goings-on at the Faculty. Relevant links provided below.

Watch a first video update from Andreas Jacobsson

As promised, here’s the first in a series of filmed brief updates from our Dean Andreas Jacobsson. Filmed “on the fly” with a smart phone, this Dean’s update includes goings-on at the Faculty, a status update on the step 1 applications for new MSc programmes and a couple of other good news.

Please feel free to comment below. Thank you for watching and for considering this an experimental work-in-progress in terms of production value.