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Research on school level

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 into five schools, each responsible for a specific research area.

KTH's schools hold a total of 27 departments that gather researchers and faculty from around the world. The research spans a wide range of disciplines, including engineering, natural sciences, architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history, and philosophy. The five schools are:

Ranking placement

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


The research at KTH's centres addresses newer and more interdisciplinary subject areas. The work is often carried out in collaboration with organisations and researchers outside of KTH in both the private and public sectors.

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KTH's research staff includes about 2,800 people, of which approximately 300 are professors and 1,600 are doctoral students.