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

KTH's five schools 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. They 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.


KTH has 29 departments divided over five schools. Each department performs research in a specified subject area, often by using labs and technical equipment of the highest international standard.

Competence centres

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

Find researchers

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