Assessment of KTH's research (RAE 2020)

Every sixth year, KTH reviews its research and research co-operation through a Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). During the RAE 2020, international experts will evaluate KTH's research. Responsible for planning and executing RAE 2020 is KTH’s vice president for research.

KTH's RAE is based on:

  • external peer-review assessment
  • self-assessments
  • evaluations from nine panels
  • previously conducted evaluations (RAE 2012 and RAE 2008)


In RAE 2020, nine panels based on research fields will review KTH’s research units. The units are connected to panels consisting of two to six departments including at least one expert for each field.  

The panels consists of eight experts, of which one took part in RAE 2012 and one is a representative from the private or public sector.

In addition, experts from various panels will form thematic groups assigned to review KTH’s research infrastructures, sustainability and impact.

All of KTH’s departments will also compile self-evaluations. Each panel has a coordinator, a KTH faculty, who will compile the outcome and be the contact person for the departments and project teams.

The panel will submit their assessments 1 November 2020, followed by a written rapport due February 2021. Publishing of final reports and conclusion of RAE 2020 is planned for March 2021.  


Questions regarding KTH’s self-assessment can be put to the project’s mailbox.

Steering group

The assessment is led by a steering group where Annika Stensson Trigell, Vice President for Research, is scientific responsible.

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