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  • Initiatives aimed at reversing deterioration of the Baltic Sea

    Mikael Östling, crown princess Victoria, Philip von Segebaden and David Nilsson gathered in library
    Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden participated in a Baltic Tech Initiative seminar at the KTH Library where she was joined by, from left, KTH Deputy President Mikael Östling, Development Office Director Philip von Segebaden and David Nilsson, scientific coordinator of the Baltic Tech Initiative.
    Published Dec 02, 2021

    The marine environment is worsening at a fast rate and KTH researchers are now working to reverse the trend in the Baltic Sea. “We want to solve the...

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  • The unit for combustion engines closes down

    Published Dec 01, 2021

    The Department of Machin Design (MMK) is closing down the Internal Combustion Engine unit. The underlying reason is that fossil-fueled vehicles are on...

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  • Researchers experiment with future of sustainable student housing

    Students eat a meal in a shared kitchen at the experimental apartment
    Roommates gather in the kitchen of an experimental apartment designed for research in sustainable co-living for university students. (Photo: Fredrik Persson)
    Published Nov 17, 2021

    A new, eco-friendly student residence project indicates that students in Sweden can expect a different kind of housing in the future.

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  • He examines adaptations in society to climate change during times of deep uncertainty

    Per Wikman Svahn undersöker risker och däribland hur vi kan anpassa samhället till de stigande havsnivåerna. (Foto: Hanna Kalla)
    Published Nov 17, 2021

    Per Wikman Svahn is a researcher at the Division of Philosophy and examines, among other things, decision-making strategies during times of deep uncer...

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  • SVT visits CoKitchen at KTH Live-In Lab

    Skärmdump från SVT:s inslag om CoKitchen.
    Published Nov 16, 2021

    SVT recently visited the CoKitchen apartment at KTH's campus. One of the participating students in the CoKitchen project gave SVT a tour of the apartm...

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  • New centre uses a system approach to tackle climate crisis

    Giant iceberg in Greenland.
    Giant iceberg from a melting glacier in Ilulissat on Greenland. Photo: Maridav / Mostphotos
    Published Nov 10, 2021

    Why hasn’t the climate crisis been met with faster action? In the newly-launched KTH Climate Action Centre, researchers aim to speed up the climate ac...

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  • Economics researcher: Invest more in the climate

    Electric car connected to a charging post along a city street.
    The expansion of charging points is a key part of the transition to electric vehicles. (PHOTO: GAMMA-MAN/Mostphotos)
    Published Nov 03, 2021

    Larger investments in the climate even if it means less money for other things now, but that can easily profit future generations. This is an importan...

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  • Researchers find way to stabilize promising material for solar panels

    A solar cell on top that is flatter, and one on the bottom which is rounder
    This image shows the difference between an ordinary perovskite solar cell, top, and a perovskits solar cell with a water-repellent molecular-thin layer, below.
    Published Oct 25, 2021

    One of the solar energy market’s most promising solar cell materials—perovskite—is also the most frustrating. A research team in Sweden reports a poss...

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  • With focus on the future city

    A man and two women in a discussion.
    Carlo Ratti, MIT, Sigbritt Karlsson, KTH and Anna König Jerlmyr, City of Stockholm debate city development and the joint Senseable Stockholm Lab in City Hall.
    Published Oct 22, 2021

    In the space of just over two years, collaboration within the Senseable Stockholm Lab has delivered a number of research results that over time, can b...

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  • Changing norms around housing and everyday life can lead to more sustainable lives

    Foto: Unsplash
    Published Oct 20, 2021

    The climate debate has long had a tendency to individualize responsibility and place great focus on technological development - and painted this as th...

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  • Sverker Sörlin is awarded IVA's Great Gold Medal

    Sverker Sörlin. Photo: Karin Tengby
    Published Oct 20, 2021

    Sverker Sörlin, Professor in Environmental History at the Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment, has been awarded the Royal Swedi...

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  • Gel fights drug-resistant bacteria and induces body’s natural immune defense

    A piece of hydrogel is seen on the tip of a finger in the lab.
    “Bacterial cells are interactive, and so are dendritic macromolecules,” says KTH Professor Michael Malkoch. “When they meet, it doesn’t turn out well for the bacteria.”
    Published Oct 14, 2021

    In the fight against multidrug-resistant bacteria, scientists in Sweden have developed a new kind of antibiotic-free protection for wounds that kills ...

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  • Method recycles batteries faster, with less environmental impact

    Xiong Xiao in the laboratorium.
    KTH scientist Xiong Xiao uses ultrasound in combination with acetic acid and citric acid, instead of sulfuric acid, to extract the metals from the batteries. Photo: Peter Ardell
    Published Oct 11, 2021

    As the electrification of society increases, so does the amount of used batteries that need to be recycled. Scientists at KTH have developed a new met...

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  • Student's training brings sustainability to family business

    Portrait of Suganya Senthil Kumar
    "You can talk openly with the teachers about what you need and then they focus on it." Suganya Senthil Kumar
    Published Sep 01, 2021

    A year ago, Suganya Senthil Kumar was studying in the international master's programme, Sustainable Production Development, at KTH in Södertälje. Now ...

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  • Symbiosis - multifaceted exhibition in collaboration with KTH research

    Foto/Photo: John Jakobsson
    Published Aug 26, 2021

    Researchers Mattias Höjer, Timos Karpouzoglou , Katarina Larsen and David Nilsson have collaborated with artists from Färgfabriken and developed eleme...

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  • Champion for women's and children's health receives KTH Innovation Award

    Portrait of Rustam Nabiev
    Rustam Nabiev was named the first recipient of the new KTH Innovation Award as co-founder of Shifo. (Photo: Patrik Lundmark)
    Published Jul 01, 2021

    The very first KTH Innovation Award goes to Rustam Nabiev, co-founder of the non-profit Shifo Foundation, which focuses on children’s health in countr...

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  • 'Consuming more won’t make us any happier'

    Johan Rockström standing next to tree
    “We are facing major systemic changes. We have entered a new renaissance. Sustainability is increasingly proving to be the way forward towards modern welfare, that which can result in more stable societies and by extension, more peaceful times,” says Johan Rockström, climate researcher and Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. Photo: Fredrik Persson
    Published Jun 29, 2021

    As a diligent debater on environment issues, climate researcher Johan Rockström has long warned that climate changes on Earth are leading towards a gl...

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  • His tools can optimize our future transport systems

    Two maps of Sweden that show that Gordian's solution generates 80% less infrastructure investment
    Illustration: Gordian
    Published Jun 24, 2021

    An old observation is that nothing is more difficult to predict than the future. But based on existing trends, it is safe to assume that electrificati...

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  • KTH researchers help Stockholm to recover wastewater heat

    Published Jun 22, 2021
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  • Learning sustainability by doing - Collaborative, active and reflexive learning

    Foto: Kaleidico / Unsplash
    Published Jun 16, 2021

    Kateryna Pereverza and Oleksii Pasichnyi are researchers and teachers at the Department of Sustainable Development, Environmental Science and Engineer...

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