Weekly update with the Dean

TS faculty board met earlier this week and informed themselves of issues concerning for example the suggested new policy about how to become a docent, statistics about admission and number of applicants, evaluation of the engineer degree in computer science and mobile it, and discussion about the delegation of authority, the roles and mandates. 

In the coming weeks, the candidates for the position as Professor in Materials Science hold their trial lectures with a presentation of their academic background and envisaged development of research activities in the field of Materials Science at Malmö University.
See the details below. You are all very welcome to attend!

Wednesday, 18 September at 09-10 OR:E439 – Stefano Agnoli (on Skype)

Thursday, 19 September at 09-10 NI:B0E15 – Isabella Gallino

Friday, 20 September at 09-10 NI:A0406 – Maths Karlsson

Friday, 20 September at 13.15-14.15 NI:A0606 –  Samir Lounis

Tuesday, 24 September at 09-10  NI:B0E07 – Denis Music  

Wednesday, 25 September at 09-10 NI:A0306 – Mikhail Zheludkevich

Malmö University Library has been nominated for the prestigious prize of Swedish Library of the Year. Use your chance to vote for Library of the Year here https://dik.se/aretsbibliotek/ And do visit and make use of the university library!

Weekly video update with the Dean

Welcome to new senior lecturer in human computer interaction, Susanne Frennert, and new senior lecturer in physics, Hampus Nilsson!

On 18th September 13-15 in Niagara the annual TS-fika-mingle with students, staff and visiting companies will be held. For more information see https://mau.se/kalender/valkomna-pa-fakultetsminglet-ts-fika/

During the week 14-18th October Malmö University arranges the Annual Academic Celebration. The week ends with the Annual Academic Ceremony where Helena Holmström Olsson will be installed as a professor. She will give her installation lecture during Wednesday 16th October. For more information and sign up, see https://mau.se/en/about-us/Akademisk-hogtidsvecka-2019/ (svenska: ://mau.se/om-oss/akademisk-hogtidsvecka/ )

Women in technology- what is the problem? is a talk given at Storm on 19 September. Staff from TS will be in the panel and you are urged to participate. Sign up and more information here https://storm.mah.se/2019/kvinnor-inom-teknik-vad-ar-problemet/ .

Today at 15.00 there will be farewell cake for Rolf Axelsson at DVMT who will soon retire.

Weekly video update with the Dean

This week, the Dean encourages you to participate in the lunch seminars Global Corner to learn more about internationalisation. Find more information on the seminars here https://www.mah.se/Nyheter/Kalendern/Global-Corner–ett-nytt-forum-for-samtal-om-internationalisering-och-globalt-engagemang/

Further, you are encouraged to nominate suitable colleagues to the Award for Collaboration and the Award for Excellent Administrative Support. Both are awarded at the Annual Academic Ceremony on 18 October, and the deadline for nominations is 1 September. For more information regarding the Award for Collaboration see https://www.mah.se/medarbetare/Ledning-och-organisation/Sa-leds-Malmo-universitet/Beredningar/Radet-for-samverkan/Malmo-Universitys-Award-for-Collaboration/ and for the Award for Excellent Administrative Support https://www.mah.se/medarbetare/Ledning-och-organisation/Organisation1/Utmarkelsen-for-sarskilda-insatser-inom-stod-och-service/ .

Next week, Anton Tibblin is the guest in the Digipodd, and talks about flipped classroom och online educational resources. You find the pod here https://www.mah.se/medarbetare/Medarbetarnyheter/Medarbetarnyheter-2019/digipodd-anton-tibblin/

Suzan Boztepe is the TS representative in the nomination committee for the upcoming election of the university board.

And lastly, feel the joy of the building engineers after their boat building and sailing competition.

Weekly video update with the Dean

The Dean welcomes everybody back to a new term.

Cissi Ovesdotter Alm who recently arrived is welcome as a guest researcher at DVMT while on sabbathical from RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology). DVMT students Jonathan Kvist and Philip Ekholm participated in the 10 week research preparatory summer school at RIT and did some impressive projects. Contact Cissi at cecilia.ovesdotter-alm@mau.se for more info on her work and the summer school.

TS had an all staff competence development day on Monday, with topics such as student evaluation and course development as well as gender issues. Thanks to Bengt, Solveig-Karin and Åsa for arranging the day.

In the coming weeks the annual salary revision process will start. Also, TS is in the process of recruiting both a new Head of department at MTM and a Head of TS administration. Moreover, new members of teaching and research staff are being recruited as well.

Weekly video update with the Dean

This week, the Dean congratulates Steve for being promoted to senior lecturer in computer science. Also, congratulations to five new colleagues, and hopefully even a couple more, who will start after summer. Congratulations to Bato for receiving a grant from the Crafoord foundation and to Helena for receiving an extension for the Software Center research projects.

In a month, Malmö University will take part in the Pride parade. If you want to come along, meet at noon at Stortorget. To get a t-shirt to wear during the parade, sign up and pick your size here. 

Do read the Vice chancellor’s summer greeting here and for more from the Vice chancellor, read the rektorsbloggen .

Andreas, Ebba and Clara wishes you all a Glad sommar!


Weekly video update with the Dean and greetings from faculty board members

This week, the video update includes greetings from the three external members of the TS faculty board, Per Warfvinge, Elisabeth Brevenson and Maria Stellinger Ernblad. The board met earlier today and many of the items on their agenda are regarding the future, the future MAU campus, the future MAU educational offer,  and the future of TS with work to formulate a TS-vision.

Earlier this week, the dean made the decision to implement a mentoring programme for post doc-employees. For more information, read here (scroll down to page 3 for the guidelines in English).

Congratulations to Martin Berg for receiving a grant from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond!

Weekly video update with the Dean

This week, the Dean reports that the three master degree programs have been approved by the Program Committee and Johan Holmgren has received funding for research on stroke care.

The speech prepared for the TS summer dinner last night, is held in front of the camera for all of you to appreciate.

Thanks Kristina and Bengt for the graduation ceremony last week, and Åsa for the summer dinner arrangements.

PS How many times did you hear “superb”?

Weekly video update with the Dean

Yesterday, TS held the 2019 academic graduation ceremony for students who have completed bachelor and master degree programmes at TS. The graduation ceremony is one of the great opportunities to celebrate the students educated at TS. The Dean reports from the mingle at Orkanen just before the ceremony starts.

Also, the Dean reminds you of some important events that we are looking forward to next term, the TS competence development day on 19th August, the TS fika for students and staff 18th September, and the Teknikdagen where we invite pupils from nearby gymnasiums in November.


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


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