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  • KTH students received SEK 50,000 each: Here are the results

    portrait photo Weronika Tuszynska
    KTH student Weronika Tuszynska's thesis aims to assess the severity of forest fires using satellite data and artificial intelligence. Photo: Peter Asplund
    Published Jun 10, 2024

    At a time when surveys such as The Nordic youth barometer show that interest among young people in sustainability issues is on the decline, there is evidence to the contrary. Like the 12 KTH students ...

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  • How to make government information more understandable

    Palácio do Planalto - Brazil's government building.
    Palácio do Planalto - Brazil's government building. Photo: Donatas Dabravolskas/Unsplash.
    Published May 31, 2024

    In a polarized time when facts from researchers and politicians can be misinterpreted or distorted, the need for comprehensible knowledge dissemination is increasing. KTH student Tiago Maranhao Barret...

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  • IRNOP to bring insights in sustainable project management

    KTH föreläsningssal
    The conference will be held in the main KTH building with the beautiful E1 as the main hall.
    Published May 28, 2024

    Hi Anna Jerbrant, one of the organisers of the IRNOP Conference taking place at KTH Campus 11-14 June. What kind of conference is IRNOP?

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  • KTH's Alum of the Year 2024 wants to engage Swedish households in the energy transition

    Portrait of Tanmoy Bari
    “At a time when we charge our cars the same way we charge our phones, and private households can produce their own electricity, households can become part of a common energy solution for the whole society. My goal is for all of Europe's electricity consumers to have access to each other's surplus electricity. We should be able to move the supply of electricity between countries," says Tanmoy Bari, co-founder of Greenely and KTH's Alum of the Year 2024.
    Published May 07, 2024

    He is the co-creator of a digital platform developed to give private households full control over their energy consumption. The vision is to connect electricity consumers to a virtual power plant for ...

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  • How to think about climate issues

    Two women are discussing
    Researchers Nina Wormbs and Maria Wolrath Söderberg hold a climate show of seriousness and silliness at the launch of their book on how people in society think about climate issues (Photo: Isabelle McAllister)
    Published May 06, 2024

    How can we live in a way that does not harm the climate? A new book explores how to strive towards a green transition in our everyday lives. The authors, from KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Söd...

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  • Saman wants to save the climate – with flexible energy storage

    Smiling woman in lab.
    Saman Nimali Gunasekara explores how flexible sector coupling between thermal energy and electric power can be designed for different realities.
    Published Apr 30, 2024

    50 percent of the world's final energy is used in cooling and heating. Yet little attention is paid to the technologies behind it, the role thermal energy storage plays in it, and its connection to el...

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  • Smart waste management at KTH saves money

    A man and a woman wearing dark blue jackets.
    Conny Sandbrink Fält and Sabine Micksäter. Photo: Jackie Hellsten.
    Published Apr 26, 2024

    KTH's waste management is good, according to Sabine Micksäter, sustainability strategist at the Sustainability Office, but staff and students could be better at sorting waste. Sorting would reduce the...

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  • KTH-led Nuclear Materials Platform receives 40 million SEK in funding

    Porträtt photo Pär Olsson
    Pär Olsson, professor at KTH. PHoto: Fredrik Persson
    Published Apr 19, 2024

    KTH has received funding for a new extensive project in nuclear energy technology. The platform for nuclear materials, NuMaP - Nuclear Materials Platform, receives about 40 million SEK from the Swedis...

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  • She wants to broaden the view of sustainability

    Portrait of teacher
    Tove Malmqvist, teacher in sustainable construction, is inspired by all the young people involved in the climate issue (Photo: Christer Gummeson).
    Published Apr 18, 2024

    Tove Malmqvist's teaching focuses on the climate issue. How can we build a society without unnecessary strain on the environment? “There is great potential for reducing emissions and we need a lot of...

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  • Educational programmes renewed for the future

    A student and a teacher in front of a big screen.
    The educational programmes at KTH will be renewed in the long term.
    Published Apr 16, 2024

    KTH's education will be developed and renewed, based on six fundamental criteria. The educational offerings will also reflect the vision of KTH taking a leadership role in the transition to a sustaina...

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  • Mission: Avoiding solar panel scrap crisis

    Woman in front of solar panels
    Beatriz Pérez Horno will, together with partners, propose an infrastructure for the circularity of solar panels.
    Published Apr 12, 2024

    Sweden is booming in solar panel installations. But what happens when solar panels reach the end of their lifespan? Without a clear plan for recycling, Sweden faces the daunting prospect of being buri...

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  • Is the green transition economically sustainable?

    Professor Kristina Nyström
    Published Apr 09, 2024

    Professor Kristina Nyström from INDEK, together with researchers from the Institute of Retail Economics (HFI). has been granted 4,2 million in research grants from the Kamprad Family Foundation.

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  • Healthy greenery – a matter of justice

    Park with people on a picnic
    Having access to the nature you need becomes a question of justice when many people have to share a few areas. The picture shows Vitabergsparken, Södermalm, Stockholm (Photo: iStock).
    Published Apr 09, 2024

    Access to green space is important for both mental and physical well-being. But is it equally available to everyone? Sara Borgström, KTH, together with colleagues at Stockholm University and the Unive...

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  • Invisible face mask reduces the risk of airborne virus transmission

    Graphic image with head and face protection.
    The device creates a filtered airflow in front of the user's face, reducing the concentration of viruses in the air and therefore the risk of infection. (Photo: KTH)
    Published Apr 09, 2024

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, different types of respiratory masks were used as key elements in the fight against virus transmission. However, masks can be uncomfortable and hinder effective human com...

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  • Seniors explore app-based well-being

    Man sitting in meditation position
    Mindfulness is good for mental and physical well-being, according to several studies. A research project will now test and develop an app with mindfulness exercises for people over 65 (Photo: Mostphotos).
    Published Apr 05, 2024

    Can practicing mindfulness enhance the life of pensioners? In a health technology research project, individuals over 65 will have the opportunity to test and develop 0meditation apps aimed at preventi...

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  • KTH’s honorary doctors appointed

    person with white gloves holding two blue document rolls
    Foto: Håkan Lindgren
    Published Mar 27, 2024

    Three new honorary doctors have now been appointed: Lena Nordlund, Laura Cozzi and Jens Nielsen.

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  • INDEK researcher talks in Swedish Radio regarding companies' climate emissions

    Christian Thomann
    Published Mar 26, 2024

    This week, climate activists entered SAS's annual general meeting and aired their dissatisfaction with the company's climate work. In recent decades, carbon dioxide emissions have been reduced in Swed...

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  • Electrification has a decisive role to play in addressing the climate transition

    The Association of MPs and Researchers of the Swedish Parliament (Rifo) organised the seminar “The Way Forward to Widespread Electrification of Society and Achieving UN Climate Goals” at the end of March. Photo: Magnus Glans
    Published Mar 25, 2024

    At the end of March, the Association of MPs and Researchers of the Swedish Parliament (Rifo) organised a seminar in which researchers and experts from the transport sector, electricity grid, electrici...

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  • Global warming and plastic pollution create vicious circle, report says

    En forskare öppnar en paket råa plastbitar i labbet.
    One effect of global warming is faster deterioration of plastics, which in turn results in higher carbon emissions, says researcher Xinfeng Wei, seen here unpacking plastic pellets in the polymer materials lab at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Photo: David Callahan
    Published Mar 20, 2024

    Typically viewed as unrelated problems, global warming and plastic pollution are instead inextricably trapped in a “vicious circle” where one feeds the other, researchers from KTH report in Nature Com...

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  • KTH researcher's invention saves salmon from damage at hydropower plants

    Jowan Rostami at KTH courtyard
    "It feels rewarding to contribute to the utilization of renewable resources in the forest industry while at the same time promoting biodiversity at hydropower plants," KTH researcher Jowan Rostami says.
    Published Mar 19, 2024

    Hydropower plants have major problems with migrating fish getting injured in turbines. KTH researcher Jowan Rostami has developed a unique bio-based foam material to serve as a protective barrier, red...

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