From the very first semester of undergraduate education, students meet representatives from working life in panel debates and as guest lecturers. These meetings then take place continually throughout the degree, which also includes study visits to workplaces and opportunities for placements.
Every year, our two degree programmes, Media Studies and Media, English and Globalisation, have “programme days” to which alumni are invited as representatives of working life, to talk about their opinions about the relationship between our degrees and the profession. In a few cases, cooperation with alumni is more formalised, such as through representation on committees for degree programmes or for collaboration on information services.
For many years, collaboration and cooperation have also been part of research activities. Over the past decade, our researchers have conducted research in cooperation with Stiftelsen Etermedierna i Sverige, which is a media foundation owned by SVT, SR, UR, Teracom and TV4. Our professors also participate in the annual knowledge exchange offered by SVT, the Swedish public service broadcaster, at which common research issues are discussed with SVT’s management (CEO, programme directors, analysts). A number of researchers linked to the subject cooperate with think-tanks (Fores, Katalys, Tiden, etc.) and have participated in personal mobility programmes funded by Vinnova.