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  • "We must find a solution somehow”

    Published Apr 03, 2020

    Professor Eva Malmström Jonsson is starting her new job as director of the Wallenberg Wood Science Center, WWSC, by having to manage lab operations from home. “In times of a pandemic we need to find ...

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  • Bacteria in the air visualised in hospitals

    Published Mar 16, 2020

    KTH researchers are now using virtual reality (VR) to visualise bacteria in the air. “We visualise particle movement in indoor air and pollutants in operating rooms via so-called supercomputer simula...

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  • Wind in the sails of emission free shipping

    Jakob Kuttenkeuler next to a model of the future merchant ship to be built in the department's lab. (Photo: Marc Femenia)
    Published Mar 16, 2020

    Engine powered shipping took over transport across the world’s oceans over one hundred years ago. Sailing ships can now be on the way back. KTH is developing wind-powered ocean going merchant ships of...

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  • KTH spreading its mission to girls worldwide

    Sweden's Queen Silvia and the King were special guests at the recent Tekla event in India. (Photo: Anushree Tandale)
    Published Mar 07, 2020

    In the last 12 months, KTH and Robyn’s Tekla Festival has been presented for girls in multiple time zones – from the U.S. to Brazil and India. Yet being encouraged to get creative with technology prov...

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  • Unpaid work stealing research time

    Who is responsible for the service work that must be done? (Photo: Martina Holmberg/TT)
    Published Mar 06, 2020

    Who manages “academic housekeeping work” – tasks that have to be done, but you do not get credits for? These tasks are usually done by women, even though this affects their career.

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  • Cellulose technology enables swift scaling up of cotton recycling enterprise

    The Re:newcell founders, from left, KTH Professor Mikael Lindström, Christofer Lindgren, Malcolm Norlin and KTH Professor Gunnar Henriksson
    Published Feb 12, 2020

    Ethanol production was the aim when two KTH Royal Institute of Technology professors first developed their method for breaking down plant cellulose about 10 years ago. Now the technology has enabled t...

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  • System would keep ships from releasing sulfur and nitrogen oxides

    A new technology being developed at KTH could help shipping companies comply with new international maritime rules on toxic emissions. Pictured are researchers Christophe Duwig, left, and Klas Engvall, professor of Chemical Engineering. (Photo: Håkan Lindgren)
    Published Jan 24, 2020

    Pollution from maritime vessels is largely overlooked by the media, but it plays a significant role in deteriorating air quality. Now a research team from KTH is developing new technology aimed at cle...

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  • KTH takes a lead in climate change

    UN´s Sustainable Development Goals.
    Published Jan 24, 2020

    KTH is taking the lead in climate change via its new climate targets and determination to be climate neutral by 2045. “KTH has made the assessment that the rate of change in climate work must be incr...

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  • How AI will affect UN goals for climate, development and global stability

    A look at how many of the targets in each area would be inhibited or enabled by artificial intelligence.
    Published Jan 13, 2020

    Artificial intelligence (AI) represents a powerful but double-edged sword as nations confront global warming, poverty and issues of peace and justice. An international team of scientists this week rel...

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  • New appointments as Wallenberg Academy Fellows

    Published Dec 09, 2019

    It has now been confirmed that KTH researchers Sara Zahedi and Marina Petrova have been appointed as Wallenberg Academy Fellows 2019. The grants cover a period of five years and are intended to provid...

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  • Tougher actions imperative to reduce aviation emissions

    The climate impact of high altitude emissions can be significantly reduced by changing flight routes. (Photo: Unsplash)
    Published Dec 06, 2019

    Carbon offsets, emission allowances and environment taxes – these current instruments are not enough to reduce airline climate emissions. A broad mix of tougher measures are needed according to transp...

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  • Without cooperation, social progress will come to a halt

    Research would gain from stronger ties with parties outside universities, says research policy expert Mats Benner. (Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT)
    Published Nov 22, 2019

    How can universities collaborate in new ways – across subject boundaries and outside academia – in order to contribute towards solutions to ever more complex social problems? “As often as not, resear...

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  • Truly inspiring innovation conference

    The UN's global goals for sustainable development are in focus when KTH and Times Higher Education organize a scientific conference in April 2020. (Photo: UN)
    Published Nov 22, 2019

    How can you create a successful innovation climate? How can universities around the world steer social development in a sustainable direction? These are some of the questions set to be discussed at a ...

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  • Newsmakers

    Published Nov 21, 2019

    Who has received what when it comes to funding? What findings, results and researchers have attracted attention outside KTH? Under the vignette Newsmakers, we provide a selection of the latest news an...

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  • A record number of participants at Giants

    Published Nov 15, 2019

    Lectures, workshops and a mini fair that provided plenty of opportunities for the participants to get answers to education-related questions from students and teachers from KTH Royal Institute of Tech...

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  • Master students pitched sustainable energy plan for city in China

    Published Oct 09, 2019

    Solar panels and wind turbines where production is supported by batteries that store the energy generated. Biogas as fuel, produced from the city's organic waste. But above all, an innovative citizen ...

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  • Spotlight on Research

    Published Sep 16, 2019

    Who has received what when it comes to funding? What findings and results are being published in academic journals? Under the heading Spotlight on Research, we present the latest news about KTH resear...

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  • An international VIP visit from young innovators focuses on water

    Students representing 35 countries got to meet KTH researchers and students during the Stockholm Junior Water Prize on Wednesday, August 28. (Photos by David Callahan)
    Published Aug 29, 2019

    KTH’s Water Centre hosted finalists in the Stockholm Junior Water Prize on Wednesday, August 28, for a full day of innovation coaching and discussions with leading researchers.

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  • A possible alternative to silicon-based solar cells is shown to be more efficient

    Researchers at KTH and Siberian Federal University in Russia used high-precision calculations to examine, for the first time, the electronic and optical properties of both single- and multi-layer films made of the material. (photo: Andreas Gücklhorn)
    Published Aug 26, 2019

    A possible alternative to silicon-based solar panels has been shown to convert solar energy into electricity more efficiently, reports KTH Professor Hans Ågren. He and researchers from Russia, South K...

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  • “Inclusive societies deliver a higher level of financial prosperity”

    Published Aug 15, 2019

    In two books that have received a great deal of attention, he has discussed the importance of what he calls the creative class when it comes to stimulating innovation and economic growth in urban area...

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