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  • “Nuclear power is now being taken seriously as a sustainable energy option”

    Janne Wallenius outside in front of a building
    “I am honoured to receive KTH Innovation Award, an award to encourage creativity, grit and courage in the mission of making science and technology useful for humanity. One of the lessons from developing the SMR technology is to never give up,” says Professor of Nuclear Engineering Janne Wallenius, who has been researching design and safety analysis of lead-cooled reactor systems since 1996.
    Published Sep 02, 2022

    Public resistance to nuclear power was strong when Professor Janne Wallenius began developing the technology for small, lead-cooled nuclear reactors. But times have changed, and ten years down the lin...

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  • The School of Architecture and the Built Environment represented KTH at the Baltic Sea Festival

    Five men and a women on the Berwaldhallen stage
    The panel on the Berwaldhallen stage Photo: Arne Hyckenberg
    Published Sep 01, 2022

    The Baltic Sea Festival is an annually recurring event that takes place in Berwaldhallen concert hall in Stockholm. It is a meeting place for superb concert experiences and initiatives that contribute...

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  • Debate article about the climate crisis

    Forest fire
    In the debate article in Aftonbladet, the authors call on the politicians to take the crisis seriously and lead the transition to a future society within the limits of the planet. Photo: Pixabay
    Published Aug 25, 2022

    "Enough now, politicians - take the climate crisis seriously. What is it that you don't understand?". That is the introduction to a debate article that 1,944 Swedish researchers and employees in the r...

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  • Hi there Martin Edin Grimheden, new Industrial Transformation Platform Deptuty Director

    Published Aug 25, 2022

    In mid-August, Martin Edin Grimheden/ITM School assumed his position as Deputy Director of KTH's research platform Industrial Transformation.

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  • She oversees a multibillion kronor real estate empire

    Johanna Skogestig in front of city buildings
    According to Vasakronan CEO Johanna Skogestig, when the real estate industry is going challenging times, it pays to focus on sustainability. “Vasakronan maintains a high profile when it comes to the environment. Among other things, we’ve created a rooftop garden in central Stockholm, where we filter rainwater that’s used to flush water closets in the building,” she says..
    Published Aug 24, 2022

    Although Vasakronan’s total real estate holdings amount to approximately SEK 200 billion, Johanna Skogestig isn’t concerned that the industry is heading towards hard times. “I’m not that concerned. V...

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  • Anders Söderholm appointed President of KTH

    Man holding a speech att KTH.
    The Swedish government has appointed Anders Söderholm President of KTH from 1 December 2022.
    Published Aug 19, 2022

    The Swedish government has appointed Anders Söderholm President of KTH from 1 December 2022. He has a background as Professor of Business Administration and is currently Secretary General of the Swedi...

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  • Advanced genetic screening reveals cancer coding in healthy tissue

    tumor cells within a section of prostate tissue seen in a microscope
    A microscopic image of cancerous cells in a section of prostate tissue.
    Published Aug 10, 2022

    A new study offers the possibility of unmasking genetic mutations in an organ well before commonly-used screening techniques detect signs of cancer. The secret lies in hunting through seemingly health...

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  • From implantable medical devices to spintronics-based systems

    Ana Rusu
    Published Aug 10, 2022

    The use of new implantable medical sensors in the body requires new ways of supplying them with energy. Ana Rusu’s group develops smart and energy-efficient integrated circuits and systems towards min...

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  • New research highlights the importance of targeted climate adaptation

    A diagram showing the results of the global application of the framework presented in the study.
    Results of the global application of the framework presented in the publication. The results show sectoral risks from climatic impact-drivers and their potential influence on SDG target achievement.
    Published Aug 03, 2022

    A recently published research paper demonstrates that without targeted climate adaptation, impacts of climate change can threaten the achievement of the 169 SDG targets.

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  • Researchers provide answers in the energy debate

    The anthology book cover: Towards the Energy of the Future - the invisible revolution behind the electrical socket by KTH Energy Platform and Public & Science.
    Published Jul 14, 2022

    The world’s energy system must be fundamentally transformed in the coming decades if we are to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change. At the same time, a highly polarised debate stands i...

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  • An introduction course that builds on the students' experiences

    The skyline of Santiago de Chile
    Santiago de Chile, one of the cities represented in the course. Photo: Horst Engelmann, Pixabay
    Published Jun 22, 2022

    During an intense two-month introduction course, the students in the interdisciplinary master’s programme Sustainable Urban Planning and Design make the Lounge their home at KTH. They meet fellow stud...

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  • New catalyst can provide cheaper and more efficient production of hydrogen

    Two men.
    Hao Yang and Mårten Ahlquist. Photo: Sabina Fabrizi and Jon Lindhe, KTH
    Published Jun 22, 2022

    Researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology have participated in developing a new, very effective catalyst for the oxidation of water into oxygen and hydrogen. The results, which have recently be...

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  • New Horizon Europe project aims at reducing emissions from the agricultural sector

    Smiling man.
    Assistant Professor Shareq Mohd Nazir. Photo: Åsa Karsberg: KTH
    Published Jun 15, 2022

    Researchers at the Department of Chemical Engineering are collaborating with other European partners to develop and implement technologies that could significantly reduce emissions of methane and nitr...

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  • Ink coating could enable devices powered by heat

    A flexible piece of film, colored black by thermoelectric ink coating, is held between fingers.
    A piece of film is coated in thermoelectric ink.
    Published Jun 15, 2022

    Researchers at KTH report that they are closing in on a way to replace batteries for wearables and low-power applications in the internet of things (IoT). The answer lies in an ink coating that enable...

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  • KTH researchers behind breakthrough set to halve data centre energy consumption

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    Published Jun 14, 2022

    Researchers at KTH have found a way to improve the efficiency of the world’s internet servers. By co-ordinating data traffic, they have succeeded in increasing the speed of computations and data trans...

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  • "KTH can contribute to creating something unique in the Stockholm region"

    Published Jun 14, 2022

    Since 1 June 2022, Magnus Burman at the SCI school has been the new director of KTH's Transport Platform. He sees climate change as the most critical issue in the transport area and that the pace must...

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  • "Uber for tailors" wins Sustainable Fashion Challenge

    The four founders of Pastisch at a table. In front of them is a box clad in blue paper.
    Amanda Jonsson, Leone Lee, Axel Andersson and Eric Bojs are the founders of Pastisch, an "Uber for tailors" that won Sustainable Fashion Challenge.
    Published Jun 08, 2022

    Amanda Jonsson puts a pair of worn-out shoes in a bag. If all goes well, they will be back in a week, good as new. After half an hour’s interview, Pastisch, an "Uber for tailors", has secured their fi...

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  • 100 students behind advanced new racing car

    DeV17, KTH race car with audience.
    16 nations and more than 100 KTH students have jointly developed and built a new driverless racing car. Photo: Peter Ardell.
    Published Jun 07, 2022

    Since 2004, students at KTH have built no fewer than 15 racing cars. And now, number 16 is here. A brand new driverless vehicle, designed and built from scratch, with electrical and four-wheel drive a...

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  • Energy research helps boost heat pumps in the U.S.

    Man on a roof top with solar cells.
    Nelson Sommerfeldt is a small-town kid working as a researcher in exotic Stockholm.
    Published Jun 07, 2022

    Researcher Nelson Sommerfeldt is spreading the impact of Swedish energy research. With the U.S. University Michigan Tech, KTH now helps decarbonize home heating on a new continent.

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  • Joint Stockholm Trio initiative for sustainable actions

    A view of Stockholm and the City Hall.
    The Stockholm Trio's initiative to find sustainable solutions together extends over several years..
    Published Jun 01, 2022

    Combine skills, offer attractive studies and be a contact hub for partners. This is the vision behind Stockholm Trio for Sustainable Actions – a new initiative from Karolinska Institutet, the Royal In...

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