Tackle what matters – Higher Education challenges

Scaling up and improving quality using Information 
and communication technology    

Friday 2nd June, Stockholm, Sweden
Full day and  evening including Nobel dinner 
Sponsors: SU Holding and Stockholm University

Friday 2nd June 2017

Gallery, Aula Magna, Frescati, Stockholm University


Registration, coffee, get together



Henrik Hansson Associate Professor, Mona Wilcke CEO SU Holding 

Track I

Moderator Henrik Hansson

Room: Kungstenen (max 30 people) Online participation (max 50)

Aula Magna

Challenge 1

 10.00 -10.20 

Creativity and structure – how to create and manage large scale global R&D projects

The untapped power of large student numbers and alumni’s  in global R&D projects, connecting universities globally, ICT solutions, examples and visions for the future

Henrik Hansson. Associate Professor, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University

Discussion. Questions to participants: What kind of IT-solutions are used currently? Visions? 


10.20 - 10.40

The power of networks with international key people  (policy makers, researchers, and practioners): experience, examples and visions

Vinayagum Chinapah, Professor, International and Comparative Education, Stockholm University


Challenge 2

10.40 - 11.00

Learning in depth - how to make use of digital literature  

Towards Open Science: Challenges and possibilities within scholarly communication

Wilhelm Widmark, Library Director Stockholm University Library



11.00 - 11. 20

Contextualising e-books for research projects and learning analytics as M&E tool

Thashmee Karunaratne, PhD, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University.  



11.20 - 11. 30

Concluding discussion

11.30 – 12.00 Break​, Gallery

Mingle, coffee

Challenge 3

12.00 - 12.30 

Problems and opportunities - Scaling up AND increase quality in higher education.

Scaling up university services with ICT - experiences and visions at Royal Technical University Stockholm

Johan Thorbiörnson, PhD Project manager KTH Social


 12.30 – 13.30 Lunch, Gallery

Continue Challenge 3

13.30 – 14.10

Mobile learning 

Per-Olof Hansson, PhD Linköping University, Sweden and William Jobe, PhD University West, Sweden



14.10 – 14.30 

E-skills match 

Pooyeh Mobini, Project manager, eGovLab, Stockholm University and Myrsini Glinos, Project manager, eGovLab


14.30 – 15.00 Break, Gallery

Mingle, coffee

Challenge 4

15.00 – 15.20 

Universities and ICT development for the public sector

Hack for Sweden - Hackathon for 30 Swedish Agencies  - Experiences and future

Angela Yong , Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute - (SMHI)  



Challenge 5

15.20 – 15.45 

Innovative ICT approaches for inclusion and integration of immigrants

The need for an entrepreneurial ecosystem ( Middle East/North Africa )

Shahamak Rezaei  Ass Professor, Roskilde University, Denmark and Victoria Hill Researcher and Project manager



15.45 – 16.00

Digital mentors - reaching and connecting immigrants and the "natives" 

Henrik Hansson. Ass Professor, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University


16.00-17.00 Demo sessions: Mezzaninen and Spelbomskan

Mingle, test systems at computer stations

18.30-22.00 Nobel museum, Old town/Gamla stan. (pre-registered guests) 

Dinner, mingle and guided tour

Challenge 3

Torunn Gjelsvik, Senior Adviser, ICDE: Scalability and quality through international collaboration 

Challenge 6

Knowledge driven businesses and the role of universities 

Mona Wilcke, CEO SU Holding


Challenge 7

How to communicate research and development project findings beyond texts. The use of Film, 3D, Games etc, examples in the Nobel cinema theater. Henrik Hansson, Ass Professor, Film maker Sahand Samadian & Ingvar Sjöberg, Professor, Digital Art Center (DAC) .