Antonia Ax:son Johnson Tutorial Program
Supporting the educational and personal development of SSE students
Thanks to close collaboration and a generous donation from the Axel Johnson Group, we will launch the Antonia Ax:son Johnson Tutorial Program. This new program will focus on education and personal development of our students. The focus on pedagogical development and student learning rather than research is unique for a donation of this size. It demonstrates the trust our donors have in our world-class faculty and commitment they have to strengthen the pedagogical outcomes of our talented students further.
"Swedish and international retail companies are a strong force for development in Sweden and around the world. Within retail, we need employees with in-depth academic knowledge, an open understanding of the external community and broad perspectives. For this reason, we seek to expand our partnership with the Center for Retailing with an educational initiative in interactive learning and deeper dialogue between teachers and students. I am pleased to contribute to an important step in the School's development of future retail employees."
Antonia Ax: son Johnson
Inspired by programs at institutions such as Oxford, Cambridge and American liberal arts colleges, bachelor students in SSE's Retail Management Program will be given the opportunity to deepen their learning via tutorial meetings with SSE faculty. By adding continuous individual and small-group meetings between faculty members and students the program sets out to provide room for reflection and a broader understanding of the complexities of modern business life and society today.
"The initiative of Antonia Ax:son Johnson Tutorial Program represents a unique opportunity to combine academic weight, practical relevance and personal development. Reflecting on their own learning in close relation to the faculty will give the students a deeper understanding of how their knowledge can be used in a changing world."
Sara Rosengren, Director BSc Program in Retail Management
This collaboration is one of many special projects that we developed this year with a range of restricted contributions to support strategic initiatives at SSE.