KTH works for a brighter tomorrow. KTH wishes to enhance society and identify smart solutions to the grand challenges of today, and of tomorrow. KTH works in the service of humankind for the society of tomorrow. One common denominator for all KTH efforts is a better society for individuals, enterprises and society at large. KTH attracts and develops talent at all educational levels.
The most important KTH resource is its faculty. It is of crucial importance to quality of education, research and external cooperation that the faculty possesses high levels of scientific competence and performs its work with great commitment. KTH promotes an active collegiate community culture as a means of creating a brighter tomorrow for KTH too.
People at KTH are driven by a passion to perform their work better in a dynamic environment of creative people. KTH is a place for those who seek inspiration to become creative and to innovate. The three corners of the knowledge triangle – education, research and innovation – are represented and implemented at KTH in a self-enforcing and integrated fashion.
KTH applies an open and inquisitive attitude with respect to what other institutions do and can contribute. KTH embraces an optimistic perspective and constitutes an arena for asserting the constructive role of science and education in the development of society. KTH undertakes a continuous, insightful analysis of long-term trends and developments in society.
The working environment of KTH is characterised by respect for, and confidence in, the individual. A positive attitude and an open and honest exchange of thought and ideas build the foundation of daily operations. Intellectual variety, environmental responsibility, equal opportunity, collegiality, openness, versatility, quality, groundbreaking thinking and humanity are characteristics of KTH. They are values that the external world associates with KTH.
In the previously male-dominated areas of KTH more women are active thanks to, among other measures, strategic recruitment of professors and associate professors. These women have also become role models for younger female staff. Issues of gender and equal opportunity have an obvious role in development activities. It is a strength that among KTH faculty there are individuals with experience and earlier careers from many parts of the world. This variety of backgrounds will be used in the selection of those who hold management positions at different academic levels. In 2027 KTH is a bilingual university.