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Transport research at KTH

Globalisation, a growing population and increased urbanisation drive the global demand for transportation. Meantime, transportation affects our environment and our use of natural resources and requires space. Transport is one of KTH's multidisciplinary focus areas. It integrates activities in transport-related research from almost all KTH schools in the form of individual researchers, multidisciplinary-oriented centres, and laboratories.

Holistic system approach with five themes

The five thematic research areas  within the transport area aim to support innovative solutions to major transport problems. The idea is to use a holistic system approach in order to coordinate efforts from the most important areas of transport research. These thematic areas are formulated in a way that helps KTH focus on integrative and systemic thinking rather than on components.

KTH Transport Platform

The base of the KTH Transport Platform is the KTH Transport Labs, used by researchers from research groups  either in divisions and departments within KTH's school organisation or (also) in competence centres or other externally financed research environments. The platform also cooperates with the other platforms of KTH's multidisciplinary focus areas .

More about the KTH Transport Platform .

Centres, SRA's and EIT-KICs

The research activities are based on multidisciplinary Centres of excellence. These focus on complex topics related to transport system simulations and evaluations, future sustainable vehicle concepts, high-speed environmentally friendly trains, greening the infrastructure material supply chain, etc. See lists of Competence Centres , National Strategic Research Areas (SRA)  and EIT - KICs  related to transport.