Karin Jonasson, a former student of Master Programme in Industrial and Management Engineering at Luleå University of Technology, won a price for her master's thesis.
The essay is called Risk management in major projects: A case study of project Kiruna new railway. The Swedish Project Academy describes it as well-written, ambitious and consistently of high quality.
– I was on a tour in Kebnekaise when they called and told that I had won. The prize is a scholarship of SEK 10 000 and of course I was both flattered and excited, says Karin Jonasson.
Due to the breaking of iron ore under the ground in Kiruna deformations have appeared in the ground. These approaches the society more and more. Therefore habitation and infrastructure needs to be moved. The railway are mainly affected and therefore is the ongoing construction of a new rail line in full swing. In her thesis, Karin Jonasson studied risk management in project Kiruna new railway.
What is risk management?
– Short, one can say that it is about identifying risks, estimating the probability of their occurrence and to assess how serious the consequences are. Based on that, you get a risk number that leads to an order of priorities. That is how important it is to address the risk, says Karin Jonasson.
Do you have any tips for those who are about to write their master's thesis?
– Yes, I have a few things that I can say, says Karin Jonasson.