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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 is divided in five schools, each responsible for a specific research area.

KTH’s five schools gather researchers and faculty from around the world. The research spanns a wide range of disciplines, including engineering, natural sciences, architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy. They are:

Ranking placement

KTH is considered to be one of Europe's leading universities and is ranked among the top 100 world-wide. Nine subjects, according to QS, and six subjects, according to ARWU, are ranked among the top 50 in the world.


Competence centres

Research at centres address newer and interdisciplinary subject areas. It is often performed in collaboration with organisations and researchers in both private and public sector.

List of KTH's competence centres

Find researchers

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