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Environment and sustainable development at KTH

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“We must dare to break ingrained patterns”

Swimmer Maja Reichard was already beginning to lose her sight in her teens, but has continued her career at elite level. During her time as a Master of Science in Engineering student at KTH, she won 24 medals at the Paralympic Games and World Championships in swimming. She has now been crowned 2020 Alum of the Year.

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Portrait of Jacob Dalton, smiling.
Jacob Dalton, master student alumni from KTH. Photo: Johnny Vaet Nordskog

KTH student´s master´s thesis was quickly implemented

For the first time residential electric vehicles (EVs) are being used on a commercial scale to provide primary frequency reserves in the electricity grid. The solution comes from a master´s thesis that Australian alumnus Jacob Dalton wrote at KTH two years ago.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals and Education at KTH

It is important that all students graduate from KTH with the knowledge and tools they need to be able to contribute to a sustainable social development. See KTH's programme descriptions to know more about how each education links to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

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Logo circle of UN Sustainable developmet goals "Leave no one behind"
bild: Göran Finnveden


Göran Finnveden on Sustainability

Vice President for Sustainable Development and Professor of Environmental Strategic Analysis In this blog, current and long-term issues concerning the environment and sustainability are discussed. You will find everything from new exciting research to different ways of looking at the future and how KTH contributes to a sustainable development... Continue reading

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