Innovative thinking, unlimited possibilities

KTH is Sweden's largest technical research institution and has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities.

We 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. We work to create an open atmosphere and break down traditional barriers between academic disciplines. Basic research is conducted in parallel with applied research, and the same is true of multidisciplinary work and specifically targeted work.

Collaboration to meet challanges

KTH is working with industry and society in the pursuit of sustainable solutions to some of humanity’s greatest challenges: climate change, future energy supply, urbanisation and quality of life for the rapidly-growing elderly population. Close collaboration with society and industry creates a natural arena and better conditions for the practical implementation of research results and researchers have the opportunity to see their ideas make a tangible impact in society.


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.

Competence centres

World-class ranking

KTH is ranked as the 6th best technical university in Europe, among the world's top 100 universities and among top 50 in the world in five different subjects.



KTH research contributes to development of methods and tools for understanding and improving interaction between technology and social, ecological, economic systems.

Research for sustainability

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