KTH Royal Institute of Technology
KTH Royal Institute of Technology is a university in Stockholm, specializing in engineering and technology. International ranking organizations rank KTH as the highest in northern mainland Europe in its academic fields.. It is the institution of higher learning in Sweden from which most of the CEOs found on the Stockholm Stock Exchange have graduated, which makes KTH "Sweden's best plant school for chief executive officers" at its Stockholm Stock Exchange; the King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf is the High Protector of the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The core of the KTH Royal Institute of Technology was founded in 1697 in Stockholm, Sweden as Christopher Polhem's Laboratorium Mechanicum, the school's main tools for research and teaching until 1925, when new technology took over. Many mechanical models was added by students and staff in the 1800's, extending its founder Christopher Polhem's original research and educational tools, it is the same Polhem, familiar to the citizens of Sweden for appearing on the old 500 kr bill, is known as'the father of Swedish mechanics', as the Swedish Riksbank states it.
Polhem founded the Laboratorium Mechanicum after his extensive trips and research outside of Sweden as a school and research facility in the engineering field of mechanics. The Laboratorium Mechanicum, was founded in Stockholm but was in its first years located at the Christopher Polhem's mansion Stjärnsund in the county of Dalarna, prior to his and KTH's return to the capital and the'King's House, where it became famous all over Europe due to the scientific quality of the mechanics; this Laboratorium Mechanicum, the core of KTH, was renamed as the'Mechanical School' prior to its 1827 name change to'The Technological Institute', the present Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, KTH which it was renamed to in 1877 by royal decree of King Oscar II, but regardless of name always using its 1697 founder Polhem's across Europe famous models and tools for education and research in mechanics until 1925 when new technology took over. The academic and scientific core of KTH, the founder Christopher Polhem's own Laboratorium Mechanicum, was that year handed over to the Swedish Museum of Technology, in Stockholm by the KTH.
KTH Royal Institute of Technology is ranked as one of the highest among institutes of technology in Europe and the world. The main campus buildings at Valhallavägen in Östermalm, by architect Erik Lallerstedt, were completed in 1917; the bells of the clock-tower was completed ten years in 1927 at the 100 year anniversary of the transformation of the Mechanical School to The Technological Institute, in 1827. The buildings and surroundings were decorated by prominent early 20th-century Swedish artists such as Carl Milles, Axel Törneman, Georg Pauli, Tore Strindberg and Ivar Johnsson; the older buildings on the campus were renovated in 1994. While the original campus was large for its time, KTH soon outgrew it, the campus was expanded with new buildings. Today, KTH institutions and faculties are distributed across several campuses in Stockholm County, located in Flemingsberg, Kista and Södertälje, beyond the ones in Östermalm. KTH, School of ICT is located in Stockholm; this school offers education and research in all the areas which today's information society is based upon – from nano scale physics and corn to the benefit of the end user.
Kista campus is an educational environment with modern facilities, which are always open to the students. All courses are within ICT, creating a strong cohesion and an exchange over the educational programmes. Stockholm University’s computer science programmes are located in Kista. Together, over 3000 students create a vibrant student life. KTH Kista is an exciting international environment with teachers and students from all around the world; the Master's and postgraduate programmes offered by the school attracts students from the world's top universities. With companies such as Ericsson, Volvo, IBM, Tele2, TietoEnator, Microsoft and Oracle as neighbors, the cooperation between industry and KTH is known. Thanks to the presence of KTH in Kista and other academic and research institutions, Kista became the largest corporate area in Sweden and imperative to the national Swedish economy School of Technology and Health has a part of its activities in Flemingsberg. At KTH Flemingsberg the school offers courses in Medical Engineering and conducts research within the subject.
KTH's activities in Flemingsberg started in 2002. Since 2003, the school offers a Bachelor of Education in Medical Engineering, in collaboration with the Karolinska Institute. In autumn 2008, a master of science in Medical Engineering started. Located here are undergraduate studies, most research departments, the research center: Center for Technology in Medicine and Health, which collaborates with the Karolinska Institute and Stockholm County Council to contribute to the development and growth of research in engineering and health. Flemingsberg is an area of high academic "density" and one of northern Europe's most important areas within biotechnology – both terms of research and industrial activities. Here are Södertörn University and the Karolinska Institute with over 10 000 students and Novum Research Center, where 1000 people are involved in research. Flemingsberg is an area of strong growth. To meet the need for student housing more apartments are planned. In Haninge, students from two schools at KTH receive education – the School of Architecture and the Built Environment, ABE, the School of Tech
Uppsala University is a research university in Uppsala, is the oldest university in Sweden and all of the Nordic countries still in operation, founded in 1477. It ranks among the world's 100 best universities in several high-profile international rankings; the university embraces natural sciences. The university rose to pronounced significance during the rise of Sweden as a great power at the end of the 16th century and was given a relative financial stability with the large donation of King Gustavus Adolphus in the early 17th century. Uppsala has an important historical place in Swedish national culture and for the Swedish establishment: in historiography, literature and music. Many aspects of Swedish academic culture in general, such as the white student cap, originated in Uppsala, it shares some peculiarities, such as the student nation system, with Lund University and the University of Helsinki. Uppsala belongs to the Coimbra Group of European universities and to the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities.
The university has nine faculties distributed over three "disciplinary domains". It has 2,300 doctoral students, it has a teaching staff of 1,800 out of a total of 6,900 employees. Twenty-eight per cent of the 716 professors at the university are women. Of its turnover of SEK 6.6 billion in 2016, 29% was spent on education at Bachelor's and Master's level, while 70% was spent on research and research programs. Architecturally, Uppsala University has traditionally had a strong presence in Fjärdingen, the neighbourhood around the cathedral on the western side of the River Fyris. Despite some more contemporary building developments further away from the centre, Uppsala's historic centre continues to be dominated by the presence of the university; as with most medieval universities, Uppsala University grew out of an ecclesiastical center. The archbishopric of Uppsala had been one of the most important sees in Sweden proper since Christianity first spread to this region in the ninth century. Uppsala had long been a hub for regional trade, had contained settlements dating back into the deep Middle Ages.
As was the case with most medieval universities, Uppsala had been chartered through a papal bull. Uppsala's bull, which granted the university its corporate rights, was issued by Pope Sixtus IV in 1477, established a number of provisions. Among the most important of these was that the university was given the same freedoms and privileges as the University of Bologna; this included the right to establish the four traditional faculties of theology, law and philosophy, to award the bachelor's, master's, doctoral degrees. The archbishop of Uppsala was named as the university's Chancellor, was charged with maintaining the rights and privileges of the university and its members; the turbulent period of the reformation of King Gustavus Vasa resulted in a drop in the relatively insignificant number of students in Uppsala, seen as a center of Catholicism and of potential disloyalty to the Crown. Swedish students travelled to one of the Protestant universities in Germany Wittenberg. There is some evidence of academic studies in Uppsala during the 16th century.
At the end of the century the situation had changed, Uppsala became a bastion of Lutheranism, which Duke Charles, the third of the sons of Gustavus Vasa to become king used to consolidate his power and oust his nephew Sigismund from the throne. The Meeting of Uppsala in 1593 established Lutheran orthodoxy in Sweden, Charles and the Council of state gave new privileges to the university on 1 August of the same year. Theology still had precedence, but in the privileges of 1593, the importance of a university to educate secular servants of the state was emphasized. Three of the seven professorial chairs which were established were in Theology. A fourth chair was given to Ericus Jacobi Skinnerus, appointed rector, but whose discipline was not mentioned in the charter. Of the professors, several were taken over from the Collegium Regium in Stockholm, functioning for a few years but closed in 1593. An eighth chair, in Medicine, received no appointee for several years. In 1599 the number of students was 150.
In 1600 the first post-reformation conferment of degrees took place. In the same year, the antiquarian and mystic Johannes Bureus designed and engraved the seal of the university, today used as part of the logotype; the medieval university had been a school for theology. The aspirations of the emergent new great power of Sweden demanded a different kind of learning. Sweden both grew through conquests and went through a complete overhaul of its administrative structure, it required a much larger class of civil educators than before. Preparatory schools, were founded during this period in various cathedral towns, notably Västerås in 1623. Beside Uppsala, new universities were founded in more distant parts of the Swedish Realm, the University of Dorpat in Estonia and the University of Åbo in Finland. Af
Stockholm School of Economics
The Stockholm School of Economics is one of Europe's leading business schools. SSE offers BSc, MSc and MBA programs, along with regarded PhD- and Executive Education programs. SSE's Master program in Finance is ranked no.18 worldwide as of 2018. The Masters in Management program is ranked no. 12 worldwide by the Financial Times. QS ranks SSE no.26 among universities in the field of economics worldwide. The school is the only funded university in Sweden and is considered as the most selective and prestigious academic institution in the Nordics. SSE is accredited by EQUIS and is a member of CEMS. SSE has founded sister organizations: SSE Riga in Riga, SSE Russia in St Petersburg and Moscow, Russia, it operates the European Institute of Japanese Studies, a research institute in Tokyo, Japan. The Stockholm School of Economics was founded in 1909 on private initiative as a response to rapid industrialization and a growing need for well educated businessmen and company managers and has maintained close ties with the business community since.
The foundation followed a substantial donation in 1903 by Knut Agathon Wallenberg. The name handelshögskola was a parallel to the German term Handelshochschule, used by a number of German institutions started in the years before, commencing with Handelshochschule Leipzig in 1898; the term högskola was at this time established for specialised higher educational institutions outside the universities, such as the Royal Institute of Technology, Tekniska högskolan, which bore that name from 1877. While founded as a business school, the subject of economics featured prominently in the research and curriculum of the school from the beginning; the most well known scholars of the Stockholm School of Economics are arguably the economists Eli Heckscher, Bertil Ohlin. Heckscher is known as the founder of economic history as an independent academic discipline and his work Svenskt Arbete och Liv is a fundamental work within this subject. Ohlin was a leading figure within the school of doctrine with the same name, the so-called Stockholm school.
This school of doctrine was to have a profound influence on post-WWII Swedish economic policy and the development of the modern Scandinavian Welfare state. Heckscher and Ohlin jointly developed the so-called Heckscher-Ohlin theory, the standard international mathematical model of international trade. Bertil Ohlin received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1977. Other prominent members of the Stockholm school were the Stockholm University professor Gustav Cassel, who developed standard economic theory of Purchasing power parity and economist Dag Hammarskjöld, Secretary-General of the United Nations in New York City, United States. For Master programmes, applicants have to have a GMAT score of over 600 and a TOEFL iBT score of over 100 in order to be considered suitable for applying. In the academic year 2012/2013 the university received 3261 applications for the four Masters programmes which it offered at the time. Therefore, the according acceptance rate would have been low. Stockholm School of Economics offers the following programs: Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics Bachelor of Science in Retail Management Master of Science in Finance Master of Science in Business & Management Master of Science in Accounting & Financial Management Master of Science in Economics Master of Science in International Business Doctoral Program with three specializations MBA Program The MSc programs are all conducted in English.
The Master of Science in Business and Management is a two-year program. There are offered three specializations: International Business and Marketing & Media Management. Within their specialization, students write a Master's thesis worth 30 ECTS credits; the MSc in International Business is a two-year program targeting students who see the world as their home and is integrated with CEMS MIM. The current CEMS Club Board is represented by Sebastian Schaaf and Julia Gerwien; the MSc Program in International Business takes part in the FT Masters in Management ranking. The latest ranking placed the program 12th out of 100 participating top international business schools; the in Economics is a program designed for students with a background in economics or business. As well as the other master programs it is a two-year program with 120 ECTS. There are offered two specializations: International Economics; the MSc in Finance and Accounting is a two-year program. There are offered three different specializations: Investment Management, Corporate Finance and Accounting & Financial Management.
The SSE EMBA program was launched in 2001. Since 2001, the year the Financial Times began its Executive MBA ranking, the SSE Executive MBA has been the first in the Nordic league. Worldwide its average rank in the last three years was 56; the SSE PhD Program has graduated more than 500 PhDs. There are three separate PhD programs at SSE: Business Administration Economics Finance Stockholm School of Economics alumni are defined as previous students that have graduated from one of SSE’s degree programs. Today
A pastor is an ordained leader of a Christian congregation. A pastor gives advice and counsel to people from the community or congregation, it is derived from the Latin word pastor, meaning shepherd. When used as an ecclesiastical styling or title, the term may be abbreviated to "Pr" or "Ptr" or "Ps"; the word "pastor" derives from the Latin noun pastor which means "shepherd" and is derived from the verb pascere – "to lead to pasture, set to grazing, cause to eat". The term "pastor" relates to the role of elder within the New Testament, but is not synonymous with the biblical understanding of minister. Many Protestant churches call their ministers "pastors". Present-day usage of the word is rooted in the Biblical metaphor of shepherding; the Hebrew Bible uses the Hebrew word רעה, used as a noun as in "shepherd," and as a verb as in "to tend a flock." It occurs 173 times in 144 Old Testament verses and relates to the literal feeding of sheep, as in Genesis 29:7. In Jeremiah 23:4, both meanings are used, "And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the LORD.".
English-language translations of the New Testament render the Greek noun ποιμήν as "shepherd" and the Greek verb ποιμαίνω as "feed". The two words occur a total of 29 times in the New Testament, most referring to Jesus. For example, Jesus called himself the "Good Shepherd" in John 10:11; the same words in the familiar Christmas story refer to literal shepherds. In five New Testament passages though, the words relate to members of the church: John 21:16 - Jesus told Peter: "Feed My sheep" Acts 20:17 - the Apostle Paul summons the elders of the church in Ephesus to give a last discourse to them. 1 Corinthians 9:7 - Paul says, of himself and the apostles: "who feedeth a flock, eateth not of the milk of the flock?" Ephesians 4:11 - Paul wrote "And he gave some, apostles. Around 400 AD, Saint Augustine, a prominent African Catholic bishop, described a pastor's job: Disturbers are to be rebuked, the low-spirited to be encouraged, the infirm to be supported, objectors confuted, the treacherous guarded against, the unskilled taught, the lazy aroused, the contentious restrained, the haughty repressed, litigants pacified, the poor relieved, the oppressed liberated, the good approved, the evil borne with, all are to be loved.
In the United States, the term pastor is used by Catholics for what in other English-speaking countries is called a parish priest. The Latin term used in the Code of Canon Law is parochus; the parish priest is the proper clergyman in charge of the congregation of the parish entrusted to him. He exercises the pastoral care of the community entrusted to him under the authority of the diocesan bishop, whose ministry of Christ he is called to share, so that for this community he may carry out the offices of teaching and ruling with the cooperation of other priests or deacons and with the assistance of lay members of Christ's faithful, in accordance with the law. In some Lutheran churches, ordained presbyters are called priests, while in others, such as the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, the term pastor is used more frequently. Ordained presbyters are called priests in the Church of England, as in all other ecclesiastical provinces of the Anglican Communion. United Methodists ordain to the office of deacon and elder, each of whom can use the title of pastor depending.
United Methodists use the title of pastor for non-ordained clergy who are licensed and appointed to serve a congregation as their pastor or associate pastor referred to as licensed local pastors. These pastors may be lay people, seminary students, or seminary graduates in the ordination process, cannot exercise any functions of clergy outside the charge where they are appointed; the use of the term pastor to refer to the common Protestant title of modern times dates to the days of John Calvin and Huldrych Zwingli. Both men, other Reformers, seem to have revived the term to replace the Roman Catholic priest in the minds of their followers; the pastor was considered to have a role separate from the board of presbyters. Some groups today view the pastor and elder as synonymous terms or offices; the term "pastor", in the majority of Baptist churches, is one of two offices within the church, deacon being the other, is considered synonymous with "elder" or "bishop". In larger churches with many staff members, "Senior Pastor" refers to the person who brings the sermons the majority of the time, with other persons having titles relating to their duties.
Other religions have started to use terms such as "Buddhist pastor". Bercot, David W.. Will The Real Heretics Please Stand Up. Scroll Publishing. ISBN 0-924722-00-2. Dowly, Tim; the History of Christianity. Lion Publishing. ISBN 0-7459-1625-2. CS1 m
Gymnastik- och idrottshögskolan
Gymnastik- och idrottshögskolan in Stockholm is a Swedish institution offering higher education in the fields of teaching profession in Physical Education, Sports coaching and Preventive health. The school offers both courses, it was founded as the Royal Central Gymnastics Institute in 1813 by Per Henrik Ling. Official website The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences
Konstfack, or University of Arts and Design, is a university college for higher education in the area of art and design in Stockholm, Sweden. Konstfack has had several different names since it was founded in 1844 by the ethnologist and artist Nils Månsson Mandelgren as a part-time art school for artisans, under the name "Söndags-Rit-skola för Handtverkare"; the school was taken over by Svenska Slöjdföreningen the next year and renamed Svenska Slöjdföreningens skola. In 1857, the first two female students were accepted, the following year female students were invited to apply, it became a state school and was renamed Slöjdskolan i Stockholm in 1859. From 1945 it was known as Konstfackskolan, when the institution was divided into the departments devoted to distinct disciplines that remain today: Textile, Decorative art, Ceramics and Interior Design and Advertising and Printing; the school obtained official status and had a two-year day school and a three-year arts and craft evening school. To this was added a two-year higher Arts and Crafts school and a three-year Art Teacher institute.
It was given the status of a högskola in 1978. From 1993 it was called just Konstfack, the short form of the name used colloquially. Long located on Norrmalm, between Klara kyrka and Hötorget, the school was in 1959 moved to a new building on Valhallavägen with well-equipped workshops, designed by architects Gösta Åberg and Tage Hertzell. In 2004, it once again moved to the former headquarters of LM Ericsson at Telefonplan in Stockholm Municipality; the 20,300-square metre interior of the old factory building was redesigned by among others architect Gert Wingårdh. Following the standards of the Bologna process, Konstfack offers bachelor's degree programmes, master's degree programmes. There are Art Education programmes; the 2-year Animation education existed between 1996 and 2005. There are seven Bachelor's Programmes: Ceramics and Glass Fine Art Graphic Design and Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture and Furniture Design Textiles Metal DesignThe Undergraduate Program is conducted in Swedish.
There are five Master's Programmes: Craft Design Fine Art, Visual Communication Visual Culture and LearningOne goal of Konstfack's two-year Graduate Programmes is to attract both Swedish and international students, the education is held in English. There is a doctoral program given in collaboration with Royal Institute of Technology: Art and Design Konstfack has four departments: Craft, Interior architecture and Visual communications, Fine Art and Department of Visual Arts and Sloyd Education; the third year of the bachelor's program and the second year of the master's includes a degree project, ten weeks at BFA-level and twenty at MFA-level, ending with a public examination and, if the student passes the examination, an exhibition for all graduating students: the Spring Exhibition. The annual exhibition takes place at Konstfack during two weeks in May, with around 150 exhibiting students, attracts thousands of visitors. Link to the official website for the Spring Exhibition 2015. A selection of some distinguished former students at the different departments at Konstfack:Graphic Design & Illustration: Carl Johan De Geer, Lasse Åberg, Brita Granström, Lotta Kühlhorn, Lars Hall, Oskar Korsár, Tuulikki Pietilä, RBG6, REALA, Stina Wirsén, Ana Biscaia.
Interior Architecture & Furniture Design: Claesson Koivisto Rune, Gunilla Allard, Jonas Bohlin, Mats Theselius, Stefan Borselius, Thomas Bernstrand, Greta Magnusson-Grossman. Industrial Design: A & E Design, Katja Pettersson, Veryday, No Picnic, Transformator Design. Fine Arts: Stig Lindberg, Annika von Hausswolff, Carl Milles, Dorinel Marc, Johanna Billing, Maria Miesenberger, Miriam Bäckström, Caroline Schlyter. Ceramics & Glass: Bertil Vallien, Per B. Sundberg, Zandra Ahl, Christian Pontus Andersson. Art Education: Cecilia Torudd, Elsa Beskow, Gert Z Nordström, Jan Stenmark, Jockum Nordström. Textiles: Astrid Sampe, Hans Krondahl, Mah-Jong. Metal Design: Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe, Gunnar Cyrén. Valand School of Fine Arts Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm Official website The Spring Exhibition 2007 The website for the Spring Exhibition 2007; the Spring Exhibition 2008 The website for the Spring Exhibition 2008. The Spring Exhibition 2009 The website for the Master Spring Exhibition 2009.
The Spring Exhibition 2010 The website for the Spring Exhibition 2010. The Spring Exhibition 2011 The website for the Spring Exhibition 2011; the Spring Exhibition 2012 The website for the Spring Exhibi
Swedish Defence University
The Swedish Defence University is situated on Drottning Kristinas väg 37 in Östermalm, Stockholm City Centre, next to the campus of the Royal Institute of Technology. Today's Swedish Defence University marks the latest development in a long line of military education tradition; the Higher Artillery College in Marieberg was established in Stockholm in the 19th century. The Swedish Defence University has existed in its present form since 1997; the University was established as a national university college on January 1, 2008, allowing it to issue academic degrees. Known in English as the Swedish National Defence College, the University adopted its current name on February 1, 2015; the University educates domestic and international military and civilian personnel. The University offers training for reserve officers of the Swedish Armed Forces. Graduates contribute, both nationally and internationally, to the management of crisis situations and security issues. Successful candidates are awarded a bachelor's degree in Military Science.
The course is conducted over 6 semesters. On successful completion of all modules 180 credits are awarded; the officers' programme is a three-year undergraduate degree course through which the officers gain proficiency as platoon-level leaders. Teachers and professors from the Swedish Defence University are seen in the media as expert commentators on matters of public interest; the University is a founding member of the International Society of Military Sciences and hosted the ISMS annual conference in 2010. The University contributes towards national and international security through research and development. Research is carried out Military Arts and Sciences and subsequently disseminated both nationally and internationally; the University is a member of the International Association for Military Pedagogy, whose members include military and civilian professionals from military institutions of advanced learning. Military Academy Karlberg List of universities in Sweden The Swedish Armed Forces official website Swedish National Defence College International Society of Military Sciences