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  • ERC grant to Environmental Historian Sverker Sörlin

    Sverker Sörlin, Professor of Environmental History at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, is one of ten Swedish researchers receiving a grant from the European Research Council’s ERC Advanced Grants, which provides funding to senior researchers. The grant is to enable him to carry out a historical study into the emergence and development of environmental governance.

  • Jake mixes science and politics

    He is passionate about change and says that the ecological arguments must be more important than the financial with regard to growth. Jake Whitehead is at present working on two doctoral theses at the same time, one at KTH and the other one at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

  • An array of research takes aim at climate change

    There's no silver bullet to stop global warming. Getting climate change under control will require an array of energy systems and solutions. As COP21 wraps up, we take a look at some of the most interesting recent research at KTH that addresses global warming.

  • Hives creating a buzz on campus

    The latest employees at KTH have been busy from sunrise to sunset — literally buzzing with activity seven days a week. Their project? To produce some 10 kilos of honey by midsummer.

  • Climate problems – a question of justice

    Researchers are warning that humanity has overstepped four out of nine boundaries for how much the earth can tolerate before we face dramatic climate change. Technical solutions alone are insufficient to save planet earth, according to the new research.

  • Södertälje secures sustainable industrial expertise

    Södertälje will deliver engineers and doctors who have sustainability in their DNA. With two new education programmes starting this autumn, KTH’s southernmost campus is now fully equipped to produce graduates who will be the workforce of the future.

  • KTH joins the HYBRIT Initiative for fossil free steel

    During 2018, KTH’s Materials Science and Engineering department joined forces with LKAB, SSAB and Vattenfall in their efforts to reduce the environmental impact of steel production.

  • Policy for sustainable development for KTH

    KTH shall be a leading technical university in sustainable development and actively and responsibly contribute to sustainable development through education, research, collaboration, and by reducing environmental impacts from KTH:s operations and promoting social responsibility

  • Four students in Live-In Lab’s test beds

    KTH Live-In Lab is a platform of multiple test beds with the purpose of speeding up the pace of innovation for ‘green’ tech in housing and construction.

  • ISCN - International Sustainable Campus Network

    The mission of the International Sustainable Campus Network is to provide a global forum to support leading colleges, universities, and corporate campuses in the exchange of information, ideas, and best practices for achieving sustainable campus operations and integrating sustainability in research and teaching.

  • NSCN - Nordic Sustainable Campus Network

    Nordic Sustainable Campus Network was created in 2012 to strengthen the sustainability efforts already in action in the Nordic higher education institutes. Since 2014 NSCN is also part of the Nordic Association of University Administration (NUAS). The merger of NSCN and NUAS offers good opportunities for collaborating with the other sectors of university administration – including facilities, communications, IT and libraries, among many others.

  • News from KTH-Sustainability, February 2015

    This month: Från Vetenskap till Verklighet - Seminarium om hållbar utveckling med IVL och KTH *Future and Emerging Technologies, FET-OPEN * Call for Papers: The 7th Tensions of Europe Conference: Technology and Environment * Stormvarning Sessions III * Solar Lab Inauguration * ICT for Transport workshop * Dissertations * Sustainability-related vacancies at KTH * KTH in the media

  • Popular science: What will it cost to own & operate driverless trucks in the future?

    In our series "Interview with an ITRL researcher", we interview a researcher asking a range of questions designed to capture how their work contributes to society, the environment, industry, and general wellbeing, in order to give you an overview of their work. If it sounds like something you may be interested in, you can follow the link at the end of the interview and read their whole publication.

  • Aviation's VIP line must be reviewed

    Sweden's most notable transport researcher has recently presented his thesis and it is an extensive report. Among other things, it appears that better vehicle technologies and fuels are not sufficient to achieve our climate goals, that there is a need to reduce car travel by 30 percent and that air traffic will surpass car traffic within 10 years as regards the emission of greenhouse gases.

  • KTH Broadens Commitment to Sustainability Education

    KTH’s focus on environmental issues — underlined in 2011 with the appointment of a vice-president for sustainability — is gaining momentum with new targeted investments in education. The university’s administration has approved SEK 6.5 million ($964,000) for courses in environment and sustainable development studies.

  • 'Paper cups don't exactly scream credibility'

    If KTH is to become credible in environmental matters, it needs to practice what it preaches. Or more precisely, what it researches. This is the view of the Energy Platform's management, which decided on a completely ecological profile for the Energy Dialogue conference. Now all the other conference organisers at KTH are being challenged to do the same thing – but even better.

  • Singapore students at KTH create smart applications using Swedish pine

    A flexible solution for tight office spaces in China. Window glass made from wood fibers. Smart storage solutions for compact homes. These were some of the results when the students at the international master's programme Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management at KTH, most of them from Singapore, were commissioned to develop new applications using Swedish pine. The course was conducted in collaboration with the trade organization Svenskt Trä (Swedish Wood).

  • Online shopping, at what cost?

    We save time and money by shopping online. But what about the environmental impact? Is it better or worse for the environment that goods and services are consumed via the Internet? Two KTH researchers explain that the answer is not that straightforward.

  • A closer look at how climate policy gets derailed

    On the long and winding road toward climate policy action, scientific evidence is often the first casualty. A KTH study reveals how the political process loses its way in Sweden.

  • "Enticing to become the first environmental manager"

    KTH now has an environmental manager. Johan Sundqvist was attracted by the fact that he would be involved from the start in a major commitment for the environment. The ambition is that the environmental work will be excellent – just as excellent as the other activities at the University.

  • Network meeting on climate adaptation at KTH

    Welcome to a startup meeting for a Climate adaption network at KTH.

  • [New Project] Youth Change Makers as Catalysts for a Transition to a Sustainable Circular Economy

    CATALY(C)ST: KTH joins hands with Nordic partners in an effort to speed up the transition to a Sustainable Circular Economy

  • Education in environment and sustainable development

    Welcome to the pages about environment and sustainable development in education. From here you can find courses and programs that focus on environment and sustainable development. We also have the toolbox that provides ideas and advice on how to integrate these topics into the courses.

  • Sustainable Urban Play Environments

    A large challenge today is to ensure that children have possibilities to be physically active outdoors.

  • Interaction Design

    The Interaction Design team designs novel interactions with electronically responsive artefacts and services honouring values such as feminism, somaesthetics, sustainability, critique and energy-awareness.

  • ZEUS Webinar

    Due to the ongoing trend of urbanisation, the impact of supply deliveries on citizens and the city itself is increasing in terms of congestion, noise and emissions. Researching the use case of off peak deliveries together with silent solutions for transportation and load handling, a guideline is being developed on how to improve the liveability in urban areas, without compromising efficiency.

  • PhD defence Can Yang

    On 16 december CAN YANG will defend his PhD work in the field of Geoinformatics, titled ‘Efficient Map Matching and Discovery of Frequent and Dominant Movement Patterns in GPS Trajectory Data’. The public defence can be attended via Zoom, starting 13.00. Due to the current situation, the event for the wider audience is online only.

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