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  • Innovative student aid program taps grassroots support

    Published Mar 26, 2014

    Crowdfunding isn't just for bands and filmmakers anymore. A new student-run organisation in Sweden is supporting 21 Tanzanian university students whil...

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  • Researcher says consumption contradicts sustainability

    Our consumption is the crucial question for a sustainable society, according to the Environmental researcher Karin Bradley (Photo: Håkan Lindgren)
    Published Mar 03, 2014

    To be an environmental researcher also entails a responsibility to enter the debate on social priorities. This is the opinion of Bradley who undertake...

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  • Study illuminates how humans digest fibre

    Humans owe their ability to digest fibre to a newly-discovered sequence of genes in a species of gut microbiota called Bacteroides ovatus, pictured here. (Photo: Dr. Eric Martens, University of Michigan)
    Published Jan 30, 2014

    New insight into how gut bacteria digest fibre could lead to advances in areas as diverse as health and environmentally-friendly biofuels.

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  • The social impact tracker

    Published Jan 13, 2014

    In her PhD thesis, Elisabeth Ekener Petersen shows that social life cycle assessment is a useful tool to reveal poor working conditions and other nega...

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  • Empowering people on social networks

    Sarunas Girdzijauskas, Assistant Professor in Communications Networks at KTH, is coordinator for the iSocial project. (Photo: Marie Androv Broms)
    Published Jan 07, 2014

    Social networks have changed the world. Now they need to be changed. A KTH researcher is part of an international project to improve privacy on the we...

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  • KTH researchers predict an exciting 2014

    Published Dec 30, 2013

    New year, new scientific discoveries. The overarching goal of KTH's development plan is to create a brighter future. But how do researchers make this ...

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  • Algae that could replace fish and crude oil

    Published Dec 12, 2013

    Across thousands of square metres in Skåne, Fredrika Gullfot plans to cultivate microalgae which she says can solve the problem of overfished seas.

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  • KTH's role in Brazil grows

    Published Nov 21, 2013

    The exchange between Sweden and Brazil continues to grow. Most recently, the city of Curitiba and KTH agreed to deepen their cooperation in sustainabl...

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  • Environmental investment is good business

    Published Nov 20, 2013

    A strengthened brand, proud employees and money saved. To invest in the environment and sustainability is profitable for companies. But more reliable ...

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  • Robyn ready for the future

    Published Nov 14, 2013

    Hi Robyn. You have been awarded the KTH Great Prize. How do you feel about the pomp at Stadshuset where you will receive the award? “It will be fun...

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  • Waste could help fuel low carbon energy and transport

    Published Nov 11, 2013

    In a time when society – and nature itself – are threatened by climate change, it seems fair to ask: Does recycling still matter? Two KTH researchers ...

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  • Project plants seeds for widespread urban farming

    Published Oct 28, 2013

    City dwellers may one day soon harvest vegetables and catch fish without leaving their kitchens, using equipment under development at KTH Royal Instit...

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  • Doctoral honouree focuses on sustainable development

    Published Oct 22, 2013

    For Swedish business leader Antonia Ax:son Johnson, building bridges between business and science has been a vital part of sustainable development.

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  • Web firestorm raises concern over free exchange in science

    Published Oct 18, 2013

    Where new research is concerned, how free is one to think out loud and express ideas? The Swedish politician, Peter Pedersen, has already found out – ...

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  • Nanomaterial risks unclear

    Published Sep 30, 2013

    There are huge gaps in our knowledge of the effects of nanomaterials on health and the environment. This has been established by KTH researchers after...

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  • Honorary doctorates announced

    Published Sep 30, 2013

    Antonia Ax:son Johnson, head of the Axel Johnson Group, will join leading researchers from Canada, the U.S. and Great Britain in receiving honorary do...

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  • Through the roofing glass

    Published Sep 19, 2013

    Solar panels are not the only way to capture clean energy from the sun. Glass roofs that draw on technology developed at KTH have emerged as an aesthe...

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  • Boats tap the rising sun

    Published Sep 10, 2013

    Coming from the land of the midnight sun, a team of KTH students traveled to the land of the rising sun to win a solar-powered boat race on Japan's la...

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  • KTH shares spotlight with Obama

    Published Sep 05, 2013

    For 10 minutes on Wednesday fuel cells researchers from KTH Royal Institute of Technology shared centre stage in the university library with U.S. Pres...

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  • Breakthrough enables long-distance delivery of renewable energy

    Göran Engdahl, professor of Electromagnetic Engineering, has contributed to the development of an eagerly awaited circuit-breaker for high voltage direct current (HVDC).
    Published Sep 04, 2013

    Smart grids are fundamental to allow increasing amount of renewable energy in the network. A much more flexible grid is also required in order to gene...

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