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  • KTH students learn to design and construct a material-efficient wooden bridge

    2 students building in wood.
    Construction is in full swing in a laboratory hall at KTH Campus. Carl Lagerkvist, a fifth-year student in the architecture program, and Samuel Auger, in the fifth year of the engineering program, are working on connecting a part of the bridge structure. "It has been fun but challenging at the same time due to the material delays we have experienced. It's like real life," they say. Photo: KTH.
    Published Jun 15, 2023

    Architecture students and engineering students are working side by side in a practical project aimed at designing and building a wooden bridge with a 10-meter span.

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  • Electric scooters less popular since introduction of new parking rules

    A man rides an electric scooter
    The parking ban that was introduced last autumn led to changed travel patterns among users of electric scooters. (Photo: KTH)
    Published May 26, 2023

    Fewer e-scooters and parking racks a long way from the user’s destination. These may be a couple of reasons why the use of e-scooters has decreased with the introduction of new parking rules last autu...

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  • The Ocean – a contemporary history

    A yellow sea cucumber on the seabed
    A "gummy squirrel" sea cucumber, Psychropotes longicauda, living at a depth of 5,000 meters. Image courtesy of the DeepCCZ expedition/NOAA
    Published May 02, 2023

    Tirza Meyer is a contemporary historian and a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Philosophy and History, who has come to devote her work to the ocean. After studying how the United Nations C...

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  • Sustainable energy consumption via boosting or nudging - what works best?

    QR codes for tips.
    Boost interventions were communicated using QR codes posted next to the microwave, shower, and refrigerator.
    Published Mar 20, 2023

    "We are not as rational as we think but need help to make wise decisions in everyday life. That's why we need nudges, interventions that guide our decisions in a certain direction", says the nudge adv...

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  • New research centre shaping the future of food

    Man and woman outdoors.
    Francisco Vilaplana and Rebecka Milestad have worked on starting KTH FOOD for several years. Photo: Jon Lindhe, KTH
    Published Mar 02, 2023

    KTH FOOD is a new research centre for sustainable and healthy food systems which aims to engage and align the education, research, and outreach competences at KTH towards a sustainable and healthy foo...

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  • Taking learning out of the classroom

    Woman at her office
    Luigia Brandimarte winner of this year’s KTH Pedagogical Prize. Photo: Magnus Glans
    Published Feb 01, 2023

    “Be creative, cross discipline boundaries and take learning out of the classroom”. This sums up KTH Associate Professor Luigia Brandimarte’s outlook on education methodology. And that outlook helped h...

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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,
    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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