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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.


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Amparo Jimenez Quero, researcher at the Division of Glycoscience at KTH.

Algae waste to become food and cosmetics in circular EU project

Each year, large amounts of macro and microalgae are produced over the world, but the waste from the production is discarded and not made use of. A new EU project coordinated by KTH aims at finding ways to create new products from the waste.

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Environment and sustainable development at KTH  

KTH's environmental system ISO 14001:2015 

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KTH's operations are certified in accordance with the international environmental management standard ISO14001.

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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

Report from the external environmental audit

On April 6-7, the annual external audit of KTH's certified environmental management system was carried out. KTH received positive feedback in most areas, and KTH Sustainability Office will contact anyone affected by the deviations or the improvement proposals received.

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.

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Questions about KTH's environmental management system?

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