RAE2012 Research Assessment Exercise

The KTH Research Assessment Exercise (RAE2012) aims to ensure that our research remains competitive internationally, and that future research strategies maintain a global perspective.

                      The RAE2012 report is available

Foreword by the President, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Professor Peter Gudmundson:

"The present report summarizes the outcome of the 2012 Research Assessment Exercise, RAE2012, which has similar aims to the one conducted in 2008. This exercise has helped KTH determine to what extent the KTH strengths are growing towards our common vision and how previously identified weaknesses have improved. The results continue to be extremely positive for KTH and will provide a basis for the formulation of the KTH strategy for the next four years. We at KTH will continue to focus on strengthening our research base consistent with our ambitions for being one of Europe’s top technical universities”

The evaluation showed that:

  • KTH has a strong impact and engagement with society and has many different ways of interacting with the society. More than half of the KTH research base was found to have an ‘outstanding impact and engagement with society’. This confirms that the research carried out at KTH continues to be taken forward effectively and to the benefit of society.
  • KTH has a strong research base. Almost half of KTH research units were assessed to have a research output quality that is ‘world-leading’.
  • KTH researchers have a strong tradition publishing in peer reviewed international journals and the impact of their publications is increasing. This is shown by an increase in the average field normalized citation rate (cf) which has grown from 1.18 in 2004 to 1.42 in 2010 (latest figures available).