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Environment and sustainable development at KTH

KTH contributes to sustainable development by providing educational programmes, conducting research and by interacting with the surrounding community. Through its activities, KTH also impacts the environment in practical terms through the consumption of materials and water, energy and chemicals, travel and transport and construction, and indirectly through purchasing and procurement.

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

Student's training brings sustainability to family business

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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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.”

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

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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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

Ultrasound and citric acid used for battery recycling

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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Symposium: Science for Net-Zero Transition, 8 Nov

CESAER, ISCN, Science Europe and the University of Strathclyde

The symposium aims to address questions about how we, universities, research funding and performing organisations, can nurture researchers, teachers, students, support staff and leaders to deal with the breadth and complexity of the net-zero transition. We aim to discuss how to transform our institutional practices, and build alliances with other actors, globally and locally.

In this context, we convene to launch a call to action based on our own commitment for the net-zero transition. This call is open to other partners, leaders and the broad public, to join efforts towards the most pressing challenge of our time, climate change.
Register free of charge by using the following link. Just click on ‘join event’ and ‘continue as guest’

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KTH Sustainability Research Day, 9 Nov

The climate situation is acute, according to the latest report from the IPCC. At this year's KTH Sustainability Research Day, you will meet researchers at KTH who are looking for solutions for climate change, as well as organizations that collaborate with KTH on how change can be reality.

Time: Tue 2021-11-09 13.00 - 17.00
Location: KTH Biblioteket sal Ångdomen, samt digitalt
Language: Swedish

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Ubiquitous CO2 capture directly from air by nanometer-thick membranes, 29 Oct

KTH Climate Action Center welcomes you to a guest lecture by Professor Shigenori Fujikawa of Kyushu University. After the lecture, a panel will reflect on role of CO2 capture in achieving global net zero (or negative) targets, on the possible timeline for these technologies to be adopted at scale, and on the role of research and public and private investments to enable these new applications.

Ubiquitous CO2 capture directly from air by nanometer-thick membranes

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News and events with sustainability and KTH


Environment and sustainable development at KTH  

New sustainability objectives for KTH

Sustainable, equal and climate neutral. These three words summarise KTH’s new sustainable development and climate objectives.

New sustainability objectives for KTH

UN Sustainable Development Goals and Education at KTH

Logo circle of UN Sustainable developmet goals "Leave no one behind"

It is important that all students graduate from KTH with the knowledge and tools they need to be able to contribute to a sustainable social development. See KTH's programme descriptions to know more about how each education links to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Learn more about sustainable development and KTH education

Reports on objectives 2015-2020

KTH overall sustainability objectives

Results and examples of what KTH has done to achieve the overall sustainability objectives 2015-2020.


Questions about KTH's environmental management system?

Questions about environment or sustainability in research, education or collaboration at KTH?