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  • He works for increased innovation through procurement

    Visualization of part of the future Ostlänken railway.
    The visualization shows a preliminary design of the Ostlänken, part of the new main lines, in the Boksjö area in Norrköping. It shows the tunnel mouth through the Kolmården escarpment and the E4 highway is visible on the left hand side. Illustrationen by the Swedish Transport Administration
    Published Dec 08, 2022

    With order volumes of 60 billion annually - around 1 percent of GDP - the Swedish Transport Administration is one of Sweden's largest procurement organizations. Per Erik Eriksson collaborates with the...

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  • Light serves art at the Nobel Week Lights

    within and against artwork
    Published Nov 30, 2022

    Go for a night stroll and experience Stockholm’s annual light festival Nobel Week Lights. During December 3-11 you can enjoy light installations in which KTH plays different roles.

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  • How do we think about environmental issues in the Arctic and Antarctic?

    en man i förgrunden, berg och ett vattendrag i bakgrunden
    “I like when the questions are big. Some answers to questions that we posed in the project really raised more questions. Overall there is so much still to learn from looking more closely at the politics of natural scientific research in polar environments,” says Peder Roberts.
    Published Nov 16, 2022

    In February 2017, historian Peder Roberts and colleagues started the ERC project "Greening the Poles: Science, the Environment, and the Creation of the Modern Arctic and Antarctic". The research group...

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  • Anna Hrdlicka examines how citizen dialogues and planning processes turn out in practice

    Anna Hrdlicka at the Division of Real Estate Planning and Land Law.
    Anna Hrdlicka works at the Division of Real Estate Planning and Land Law, which is one of five divisions at the Department of Real Estate and Construction Management. At KTH, she teaches courses in land development, and Property and Urban Development. Anna has been politically active on Gotland for 12 years, most recently as a member of the regional council.
    Published Oct 20, 2022

    “Why does it have to be so difficult!” is the working title of Anna Hrdlicka's doctoral dissertation, which she will publish later this fall. The dissertation takes a closer look at how citizen dialog...

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  • The film festival Crosscuts – another way to communicate research

    Illustrations from Jörg Bachmanns Instagram account happypocketknife
    Illustrations by happypocketknife Images: Jörg Bachmann
    Published Sep 27, 2022

    Artists, researchers and activists come together with a wide audience to share a diverse film repertoire within the field of environmental humanities at the annual Crosscuts Film Festival.

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  • Drone camera and scanned structures laid the foundation for models of Kiruna’s new railway station

    Point cloud of the suggested site for a new railway station in Kiruna
    Point cloud of the suggested site for a new railway station based on a drone flight Image: Ulrika Knagenhielm-Karlsson & Erik Swahn
    Published Sep 13, 2022

    In the master studio Northern Grounds, the students were given the assignment to suggest a design for a new railway station in Kiruna. The station had to be adapted to the location and the assignment ...

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  • The School of Architecture and the Built Environment represented KTH at the Baltic Sea Festival

    Five men and a women on the Berwaldhallen stage
    The panel on the Berwaldhallen stage Photo: Arne Hyckenberg
    Published Sep 01, 2022

    The Baltic Sea Festival is an annually recurring event that takes place in Berwaldhallen concert hall in Stockholm. It is a meeting place for superb concert experiences and initiatives that contribute...

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  • The DiSa lab opens the gate between models and reality

    Hololens, drone, 3D printer and screens in the DiSa lab
    Hololens, drone and 3D printer in the DiSa lab Photo: Ahmad Reza Roozbeh
    Published Aug 16, 2022

    In the School of Architecture and the Built Environment's new lab, DiSa, there are digital tools for the built environment available to students, researchers and teachers. In addition to software for ...

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  • An introduction course that builds on the students' experiences

    The skyline of Santiago de Chile
    Santiago de Chile, one of the cities represented in the course. Photo: Horst Engelmann, Pixabay
    Published Jun 22, 2022

    During an intense two-month introduction course, the students in the interdisciplinary master’s programme Sustainable Urban Planning and Design make the Lounge their home at KTH. They meet fellow stud...

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  • The model ambassador who counts on ecosystem services

    Street view with trees
    Urban trees deliver ecosystem services, e.g. by regulating temperature. Photo: Johan C Thorburn, KTH
    Published May 24, 2022

    By including relevant aspects of sustainability and having a longer time perspective it is possible to get a better view of systems and how they can be used sustainably. This insight is one of the fou...

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  • Newly inaugurated Trimble Technology Lab provides students with a competitive edge

    KTH's President Sigbritt Karlsson (to the right) and Amy Northcutt, Director Education & Outreach from Trimble USA, cuts the ribbon and declares the lab formally inaugurated(Photo: D Nilsson)
    Published May 12, 2022

    On 5 May, Trimble Technology Lab at Teknikringen 78 could be officially inaugurated, one year after the sneak opening during the pandemic. During mingling, presentations and ribbon-cutting, those invi...

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  • He paves the way for sustainable transport with a combination of data sources

    trafficked city street
    Photo: Vlad Fonsark, pexels.com
    Published May 11, 2022

    Imagine an app that could plan your trip, combining different modes of sustainable transport, and guide you in real time to arrive at a specific time while maximizing shade from tree canopies along th...

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  • KTH contributes to rock-solid constructions in Sweden and the EU

    A construction site at KTH Campus
    Geotechnical work during the construction of the Undervisningshuset building at KTH Campus. The construction standard Eurocode 7 will ensure safety against collapse. Photo: Johan Spross
    Published May 05, 2022

    Within the EU there is a common set of standards, regulating how to build and verify the safety of structures, to facilitate for companies in the construction industry and to contribute to the harmoni...

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  • She studies cultural heritage in the polar regions and polar futures

    Från vänster till höger stående: Kati Lindström (KTH), Naine Terena, (Pinacoteca, Sao Paulo, Brasili
    Från vänster till höger stående: Kati Lindström (KTH), Naine Terena, (Pinacoteca, Sao Paulo, Brasilien); Lize-Marié Hansen van der Watt (KTH), Leif Petersen (Sustainable Livelihoods, Sydafrika), Bruno Moreschi, (Pinacoteca, Sao Paulo University); Lizabé Lambrechts (Stellenbosch University, co-PI) Fernanda de Castro (interpreter), Framre råd: Fernanda Pitta (Pinacoteca, co-PI) och Bossiedokter Neville (healer). Foto: Kayla Peters
    Published Apr 26, 2022

    Lize-Marié Hansen van der Watt has a PhD in history and researches the polar history and polar futures, focusing on the intersection of environment, science, cultural heritage and critical geopolitics...

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  • His thesis sheds light on organizational challenges

    Profilbild av Olli Vigren utanför KTH:s entre.
    Olli Vigren. Foto: Privat
    Published Apr 20, 2022

    Olli Vigren is a doctoral student at the Department of Real Estate and Construction Management. He researches how the industry can solve organizational and managerial problems related to digitalisatio...

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  • Olga Kordas is among this year's most powerful in sustainability

    Published Apr 13, 2022

    The year's most powerful in sustainability has been named. This year, the jury has selected 101 people who all make significant contributions to make Sweden more sustainable. One of these is Associate...

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  • Prosun Bhattacharya awarded the George Burke Maxey Distinguished Service Award 2021

    Photo: Private
    Published Apr 13, 2022

    Professor Prosun Bhattacharya has been awarded the George Burke Maxey Distinguished Service Award 2021. Presented annually, the award recognizes exemplary service "to the hydrogeology profession and t...

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  • Students advise city on its plans to reverse neighborhoods’ isolation

    four women sitting at work table with tablet showing planning document
    “What they delivered was creative and bold thinking, and they presented it in a very clear, pedagogical way," says Eskilstuna planning project manager Robert Gremalm. Left to right, Moa Holmqvist, Helin Celep, Shuming Rao and Moa Ribjer. (Photo: David Callahan)
    Published Apr 05, 2022

    Social and physical segregation are two of the problems one Swedish city hopes to reverse with a little help from students at KTH.

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  • Ethics are important when working with smart cities

    Pod taxis with low-cost sensors measuring the  temperature at Kungsholms Strand in Stockholm.
    Stockholm Heat is one example of a smart city project that is being implemented within the parameters of Stockholm Senseable Lab. Researchers in the project are using a method, City Scanner, where low cost sensors that measure the ambient and ground temperature, are fitted to pod taxis. Photo: Susanne Kronholm
    Published Mar 30, 2022

    One key to achieve Stockholm’s vision of being the world’s smartest city by 2040, is the use of digitalisation, sensors and artificial intelligence (AI), to analyse huge volumes of data that are gener...

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  • A collaboration that strengthens KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Region Stockholm

    Visionsbild av ny tunnelbanestation
    Illustration: Region Stockholm / &Rundquist
    Published Feb 17, 2022

    Neither KTH nor Region Stockholm is planning to move from where they are, says Daniel Jonsson, a researcher at the Division of Transport and Systems Analysis as well as Partner Director Traffic and Re...

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