Seven universities work together
Within the initiative, ten universities work together to create a knowledge platform and offer courses for practising professionals. The ten universities are Chalmers University of Technology, University of Gothenburg, Halmstad University, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Linköping University, Luleå University of Technology, Lund University, Mälardalen University, Umeå University and Örebro University. The initiative is designed to allow additional universities to join afterwards.
The knowledge platform builds on and supplement ongoing initiatives at the universities related to artificial intelligence. The practical work with the knowledge platform has two emphases:
1. A joint homepage on which the universities show different educational opportunities geared towards the business and public sectors. The homepage illustrates and makes available the different educational initiatives that are conducted within AI Competence for Sweden. Örebro University manages the work with engagement by the other universities. We publish available courses on the homepage continually.
2. Regular meetings with key people from the ten participating universities that are engaged in the development of AI Competence for Sweden. The universities plan and carry out the initiative in an efficient manner. It is about steering, leading and coordinating all activities and functions within the different parts of the initiative.
Örebro University coordinates the effort and leads a national coordination group with representatives from each university.
Amy Loutfi, Örebro University (Chairperson)
Claes Strannegård, Chalmers University of Technology
Fredrika Lagergren Wahlin, University of Gothenburg
Miroslaw Staron, University of Gothenburg
Stefan Byttner, Halmstad University
Jan Gulliksen, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Niklas Gustafsson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Leif Kari, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Micael Frideros, Linköping University
Fredrik Heintz, Linköping University
Marcus Liwicki, Luleå University of Technology
Susanne Norrman, Lund University
Kalle Åström, Lund University
Stefan Eck, Mälardalen University
Helena Lindgren, Umeå University
Anna Mannelqvist, Umeå University
Johan Axelsson, Örebro University
Camilla Ulvmyr, Örebro University
Per-Olof Larsson (coordinator)
The group has summarized the experiences from the first three years’ (2018-2020) work in an experience report, “A Competence for Sweden – A National Life-long Learning Initiative”. The report was presented at the conference EduLearn 2021. Click on the image below to download the article as a pdf document.