The President of KTH reports to the University Board. The board has 15 members – the chairperson, who should be one of the eight external representatives, three faculty members, the President and three students.
President, Deputy President and Vice-Presidents
The President is appointed by the government for a period of six years after nomination by the University Board. The Deputy President is appointed by the University Board. Vice-Presidents are appointed for special tasks by the President.
The President’s Group consists of the President, Deputy President, Dean of Faculty, Vice-Dean of Faculty, Vice-Presidents for Research, University Director and the chairman of the Student Union (THS). The President’s Group deals with strategic educational, research and quality issues and other matters of a more general nature. Meetings in the President´s Group are taking place once per week.
The Management Group consists of the President, Deputy President, Dean of Faculty, Vice-Dean of Faculty, Vice-Presidents, University Director, all Deans of Schools, Dean of the Unit for Scientific Information and Learning and two student representatives. The Management Group deals with matters concerning all KTH schools and is a forum for discussion and information. Meetings in the Management Group are taking place every second week.
The Faculty Council is responsible for the quality of KTH´s education and research. The Faculty Council is chaired by the Dean of Faculty. Depending on the character of issues that are handled, the Faculty Council decides itself or prepare proposals for decisions to the President and/or the University Board regarding questions related to education, research and employment of new faculty. A number of Programme Committees and Sub-Committees are subordinate to the Faculty Council.
The KTH Schools are responsible for education and research activities at KTH.
At the different KTH Competence Centres activities of a varied nature are conducted; these often pertain to new research areas and frequently involve joint efforts with business life and the community. Each of the KTH Centres do always have a formal connection of some kind with one of KTH's Schools.
Administration and services
The KTH Library (KTHB) is part of the unit for Scientific Information and Learning. This unit also has School status.
The KTH Central Administration is handling both administration and service functions for the entire university.