Academic excellence and co-operation is what makes Mälardalen University successful

Karin Röding, Rektor, Mälardalens högskola

Karin Röding, Principal, Mälardalen University

Mälardalen University, MDH, is one of Sweden’s largest colleges with some 12,000 students, 67 professors and 900 employees. By having an internal focus on academic excellence, and by externally focusing on co-operation with companies and public bodies, 81% of students find a job within a year of graduating.

– We want to be the leading educational institution in Sweden for co-production, both internationally and nationally. This requires that that our employees participate and feel an engagement with our vision, says Karin Röding, principal at MDH.

– As part of this effort, we have chosen to use Agerus’ method. The method has a focus on what I, as an employee, can do to contribute to the greater goals of the organisation. This approach can contribute to our development and create a strong MDH.

– In working with this, what we in management can do to remove obstacles for employees to reach their full potential in their role is also made clear. It is a tool that helps us be a more attractive employer.

– That it is practical and easy to use in our everyday improvement work is equally important, Karin finishes.