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  • Newsmakers at KTH

    Published Dec 11, 2019

    Who has received what when it comes to funding? What findings, results and researchers have attracted attention outside KTH? Under the vignette Newsma...

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  • New appointments as Wallenberg Academy Fellows

    Published Dec 09, 2019

    It has now been confirmed that KTH researchers Sara Zahedi and Marina Petrova have been appointed as Wallenberg Academy Fellows 2019. The grants cover...

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  • Tougher actions imperative to reduce aviation emissions

    The climate impact of high altitude emissions can be significantly reduced by changing flight routes. (Photo: Unsplash)
    Published Dec 06, 2019

    Carbon offsets, emission allowances and environment taxes – these current instruments are not enough to reduce airline climate emissions. A broad mix ...

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  • UN sustainability goals part of master's programmes and scholarship

    In the KTH Library, cushions representing each of the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are laid out for students to use while they study. The university has linked all of its master's programmes to the SDGs, as well as its master's scholarships. (Photo: David Callahan)
    Published Dec 06, 2019

    Since the autumn 2019 term, UN Sustainability Development Goals have been linked to all master’s programmes at KTH, and now they are part of the appli...

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  • Time for the second half

    Meeting all engaged researchers, teachers and administrators at KTH is one of the most fun things in the job, according to Sigbritt Karlsson. who has spent her first three out of six years as President of KTH.
    Published Dec 03, 2019

    Sigbritt Karlsson has completed three of her six years as President of KTH. One of the many discoveries she has made is that KTH, despite its size, ca...

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  • KTH is marshalling its forces within digitalisation

    Tomorrow’s digital society is the subject of KTH Digital Futures, a series of multidisciplinary projects. (Photo: Pixabay)
    Published Nov 28, 2019

    Social robots, always connected cities and smart solution within industry, infrastructure and healthcare. A new research initiative, KTH Digital Futur...

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  • Reputation and market demand for engineers factor into high employability ranking

    KTH ranks 58th worldwide in graduate employability according to a survey published by Times Higher Education. Pictured: Students and recruiters meet face-to-face at the Armada career fair at KTH. (Photo: David Callahan)
    Published Nov 26, 2019

    KTH now ranks 58th worldwide in graduate employability, according to a survey published this week by Times Higher Education. KTH's ranking expert, Per...

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  • Wood is the surprising ingredient in electrodes for wearables

    Close-up view of wood and MXene composite, with 40 percent wood cellulose nano fibrils (CNF)
    Published Nov 25, 2019

    Wood fibres are being used by researchers at KTH to create a new class of stronger and lower-cost electrodes for even lighter and long-lasting flexibl...

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  • Without cooperation, social progress will come to a halt

    Research would gain from stronger ties with parties outside universities, says research policy expert Mats Benner. (Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT)
    Published Nov 22, 2019

    How can universities collaborate in new ways – across subject boundaries and outside academia – in order to contribute towards solutions to ever more ...

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  • Truly inspiring innovation conference

    The UN's global goals for sustainable development are in focus when KTH and Times Higher Education organize a scientific conference in April 2020. (Photo: UN)
    Published Nov 22, 2019

    How can you create a successful innovation climate? How can universities around the world steer social development in a sustainable direction? These a...

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  • Newsmakers

    Published Nov 21, 2019

    Who has received what when it comes to funding? What findings, results and researchers have attracted attention outside KTH? Under the vignette Newsma...

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  • Theory explains neural activity behind innate and learned behavior

    Image of baby making motor babbling movements, and clutching at blanket.
    From a baby's first spontaneous movements to activities requiring a high degree of training, neural sequences are being assembled in the brain, and a new theory helps explain how these form.
    Published Nov 19, 2019

    What makes it possible for the repetitive arm movements of a newborn baby to eventually become the bow strokes of a violinist, or the three-point shot...

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  • Small universities deliver bang for the buck

    How can you measure the quality of research? In a new survey, productivity within Swedish research is ranked. (Photo: Adam af Ekenstam)
    Published Nov 13, 2019

    How much research do you get for your money? A new survey ranks Swedish universities in terms of the return they deliver on their revenues. Several sm...

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  • Masters of Ceremonies

    Hanna Sundelin, Master of Ceremonies elect, and Anna Almlöw, current KTH MC, are working together on preparations for the 2019 doctoral awards ceremony and inauguration of new professors. Photo: Håkan Lindgren
    Published Nov 12, 2019

    In her 15 years as Master of Ceremonies, Anna Almlöw has dedicated her time to popularising traditional celebratory occasions at KTH. “Here at KTH, w...

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  • Spotlight on Research

    Published Oct 15, 2019

    Who has been granted funding and from whom? Who has received an award? Who has had their work published – and in which publication? "Spotlight on Rese...

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  • Conference focuses on IT security, DevOps and distributed systems

    Benoit Baudry, one of the organizers and professor in the Department Of Software and Computer Systems at KTH. (Photo: Peter Ardell)
    Published Oct 02, 2019

    On October 14, KTH’s doors open up to a three-day conference hosted by some of the sharpest developers from NASA, Spotify, SAAB and game maker, King.

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  • High-resolution RNA-sequencing enables detection of disease at its earliest stages

    A detailed cell map with assorted colors marking the presence of cancer in adipose tissue.
    Published Oct 01, 2019

    Researchers at KTH and in the U.S. have devised a new method for studying individual cells in human tissue, which could lead to even earlier detection...

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  • Spotlight on Research

    Published Sep 16, 2019

    Who has received what when it comes to funding? What findings and results are being published in academic journals? Under the heading Spotlight on Res...

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  • World’s smallest accelerometer points to new era in wearables, gaming

    The accelerometer created by KTH researchers could be used in mobile phones for navigation, mobile games and pedometers, as well as monitoring systems for heart disease and motion-capture wearables that can monitor even the slightest movements of the human body
    Published Sep 02, 2019

    In what could be a breakthrough for body sensor and navigation technologies, researchers at KTH have developed the smallest accelerometer yet reported...

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  • A possible alternative to silicon-based solar cells is shown to be more efficient

    Researchers at KTH and Siberian Federal University in Russia used high-precision calculations to examine, for the first time, the electronic and optical properties of both single- and multi-layer films made of the material. (photo: Andreas Gücklhorn)
    Published Aug 26, 2019

    A possible alternative to silicon-based solar panels has been shown to convert solar energy into electricity more efficiently, reports KTH Professor H...

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