Environment and sustainable development at KTH

KTH contributes to sustainable development by providing educational programmes, conducting research and by interacting with the surrounding community. Through its activities, KTH also impacts the environment in practical terms through the consumption of materials and water, energy and chemicals, travel and transport and construction, and indirectly through purchasing and procurement.

Researchers who stand out

Housing for vulnerable pensioners, tools for reduced air travel and environmentally destructive suburbs. These are some of the areas that KTH's researchers distinguish themselves in.
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KTH ranked near top in impact on sustainability

KTH ranks as one of the world’s 10 leading universities in scores based on the UN’s global sustainability goals. Within two of the goals KTH ranks second and third, respectively.

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News & Events

Open discussion and workshop: KTH and The Climate Framework

The climate framework is an initiative of universities with the ambition of clearly contributing to mitigation of climate change in line with society's national and international commitments. How should KTH reduce carbon emissions?

Date: May 27, 14:00-16:30 (including fika)
Place: Brinellvägen 8, matsalen pl.4
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Sweden Foodtech The Big Meet​ - Free tickets available

If you are interested in joining Sweden Foodtech The Big Meet, KTH can provide free tickets for you as a researcher. 

The event will be held at roof park Stockholm Under Stjärnorna (ev at Brunkebergstorg 2-4) on the 10th of June. 700 tech companies, researchers and investors will gather to discuss sustainability, innovation and challenges in the future food systems. Read more at www.swedenfoodtechbigmeet.com

There is a limited amount of tickets available. Register here if you are interested.

If you have any questions, please contact Malin Olovsson, maliol@kth.se


Accelerating the implementation of sustainable development in the curriculum, 10-11 Sep

KTH is co-hosting a conference for teaching professionals focusing on how to integrate, promote or otherwise catalyse the implementation of teaching on sustainable development at higher education institutions. 

> Learn more, submit abstracts and register


Associate Professor: Learning in Engineering Science - Integrating Sustainable Development

KTH wants to strenghten the integration of sustainable development in our educational programmes and courses. Welcome to apply to this open position as associate professor with focus on the the implementation, management and development of elements that integrate sustainable development into technical education. 

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Become a visiting researcher at SEI

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) welcomes applications from KTH researchers and PhD students wishing to spend time as visiting researchers SEI centres around the world. The opportunity includes a working space in an exciting research environment and requires that the visiting researcher is receiving salary from KTH.

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Questions about KTH's environmental management system?

Questions about environment or sustainability in research, education or collaboration at KTH?'