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Bergsskolan 200 years – jubilee conference

Bergsskolan turns 200, which we celebrate with a conference and dinner at KTH 17th–18th of June. We look back at the long history of Bergsskolan, but above all we look forward with invited national and international speakers in technology, history and pedagogy.

Exterior of department of Materials Science and Engineering

About the conference

A goal of the anniversary celebration is to highlight the forward-looking decision to focus on higher technical education and the successful research that has supported this endeavour. Lifelong education based on leading research has, together with entrepreneurship, laid the foundation for a strong Swedish industrial development.

With the Jubilee Conference we want to highlight the contribution of research and education to address the major challenges faced by humanity in our day. Challenges about the Earth's climate, the importance of a good environment, effective management of our resources and human needs for food and health care, for example.

In all these areas metallic materials are included as part of possible solutions, but it also requires the efficient use of the material and its properties, as well as the possibility of reuse and recycling. All this will require further development and deepening of our knowledge, and this knowledge will be conveyed to the students, who will be a key problem solver of the future!