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The schools’ research areas

KTH is Sweden's largest technical research institution and has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities. The research activities are divided in five schools, each responsible for a specific research area.

KTH’s five schools gather researchers and faculty from around the world whose work encompasses a wide range of disciplines, including engineering, natural sciences, architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy. The wide spectrum of research demands variation in focus, approach and formation. 

The five schools are:

World-class ranking

KTH is ranked as one of the best technical university in Europe, among the world's top 100 universities and among top 50 in the world in eight different subjects.


Competence centres

Research at centres addresses, above all, newer subject areas. These efforts are often conducted in joint projects with business life and various societal bodies.

List of KTH's competence centres

Find researchers

There are about 300 professors, 300 associate professors and 1800 doctoral students at KTH.