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Master thesis: Explore the future of urban mobility with IKEA

Älmhult, Kronoberg County - Explore location Business Development Intern

Job description

Company description

IKEA has been making the everyday life better for the many people for 78 years. All these years, we’ve been questioning the existing solutions and instead, we’ve been coming up with innovative ways. It’s important to us to be responsive to the changing needs of consumers because we have learnt that ‘What is good for our customers is also in the long run good for us’. 
Today, we’re embarking on solving yet another challenge, one concerning how our customers, co-workers and goods move around in cities. Before we can develop solutions which will be good for people, cities and planet, we need to understand trends, challenges and developments in urban mobility. 

Job description

We are now looking for 1 student that wants to write their Master thesis at IKEA of Sweden from January 2022

Changing lifestyles, urban planning agendas, new regulations & technology are all factors changing the way people and goods move around urban areas. IKEA is building the understanding of trends, challenges and developments and in the area of urban mobility.
A talented and passionate master student will help us with understanding the impact of these trends on IKEA. Some of the specific areas to explore and analyze will include:
•    City dwellers as consumers, exploring the complexity of changing aspirations, needs and behaviours 
•    Regulatory landscape of urban mobility
•    The role of sustainability and inclusivity in the future urban agenda
•    Technology and the future of urban mobility


We strongly advise to apply all:
•    Out of box thinkers
•    Challengers
•    Inventors and dreamers
•    Passionate and knowledgeable (through your study) about the topics of urban planning and (the future of) urban mobility

More Information

20-week master thesis. The thesis supervisor is based in Delft, the Netherlands. The travel budget is included for needed travel. Renumeration will be included if goals are met.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Philipine Vonderhorst,

We are looking forward to your application! Please submit both your CV and motivational letter in English by the latest October 24th. We are reviewing applications as they come through so don’t wait to apply!

Curious to know more and meet potential future colleagues??…join a live TEAMS session to listen and ask any questions you have on OCTOBER 13th 09:00-10:00

Please note:
To take part of the Thesis work, you have to be enrolled in a Thesis course provided at university level/Thesis agreement within a university in Sweden.