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Further education for teaching staff

As one of KTH's overall sustainability objectives, KTH shall work actively to increase employee and student knowledge of and involvement in issues relating to sustainable development. KTH has developed the opportunity for further education for both teaching staff and all employees.

LH215V - Learning for Sustainable Development (4.5 credits)

Glimpse of three documents, "Sustainable development in material science", "environment, health and building", "integration of sustainable development in masters-program"

The overall objective of the course is that teachers should be able to integrate sustainable development issues into teaching based on their own subjects, so that the students, during and after their education, take with them integrated knowledge and reflections in the subject of sustainable development. The course is given once a year, in English, and is free of charge to KTH employees. The course can also be given on behalf of a particular school.

Learning for sustainable development course website

Basic environmental education (web-


Education for all employees in two parts covering KTH's environmental work and sustainable development. The course can be taken at any time, requires computer and headphones.

  • Environmental Certification of KTH describes KTH's environmental work and how you as an employee can help reduce environmental impact. Approximate study time: 20 minutes
  • Environment and Sustainable Development provides an introduction to sustainable development and how environmental, economic and social issues are linked. Approximate study time: 30 minutes.

Book circle for teaching staff

In 2012, a book circle was arranged on the Vehicle Engineering Programme at the School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), where teaching staff read the book "Sustainable Development – an introduction for engineers and other problem solvers" by F. Gröndahl and M. Svanström (2010). The book circle was led by Nils Brandt from the Department of Industrial Ecology, and 10-15 people from the Vehicle Engineering Programme participated in regular meetings.

Prior to each meeting, information/discussion documents were sent to the participants, and the book's contents and implications of the educational programme were discussed at the meetings. One or two chapters were covered at each meeting and resulted in lively and interesting discussions. The purpose of the book circle was to create an environment of awareness in teachers in order to create a culture for sustainable development on the programme.