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  • Newsmakers at KTH

    Published Jun 28, 2022

    Who has received what when it comes to funding? What findings, results and researchers have attracted attention outside KTH? Under the vignette Newsmakers, we provide a selection of the latest news an...

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  • Paving the way for a space station around the moon

    Portrait Desirée Brundin
    Published Jun 27, 2022

    Just four years after graduating from KTH, Aerospace Engineer Desirée Brundin has managed to establish herself in the international space sector. Today she works at Rocket Lab in New Zealand and is cu...

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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 retains all-time highest QS ranking for second consecutive year

    Borggården at KTH, viewing the southeast tower.
    KTH now ranks highest among universities in Sweden in the recent QS World University Ranking.
    Published Jun 09, 2022

    For the second consecutive year, KTH has held its all-time highest position in the world’s top 100 university rankings, which were published on June 8 by QS World University Rankings.

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  • Boats that fly like the wind

    A test model of a recreational boat is performed by a person in a marine environment.
    Ivan Stenius gooses the throttle to bring the Foilcart test boat up to a speed of ten knots so that it can hydroplane, commencing ‘take-off’.
    Published Jun 08, 2022

    Silent zero-emission vessels that swiftly float past the cobs and skerries – is this the future of coastal and open-water boating? We paid a visit to the KTH Värmdö field station, where researchers ar...

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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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  • Insulation from wood research proves better than plastic-based materials

    A block of aerogel sits atop a flower, held in place by tweezers
    The process for the insulation material starts with removing the lignin which gives wood its color and strength, leaving behind empty pores or lumen.
    Published Jun 07, 2022

    One day soon, buildings could become more energy-efficient—and environmentally sustainable—with insulating material developed from wood by researchers at the Wallenberg Wood Science Center at KTH.

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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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  • Newsmakers at KTH

    Published May 18, 2022

    Who has received what when it comes to funding? What findings, results and researchers have attracted attention outside KTH? Under the vignette Newsmakers, we provide a selection of the latest news an...

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  • KTH Climate Action Centre mobilises forces

    Sunlight through green forest
    “At this point, we know which paths lead to a safer climate. We have most of the technologies we need to achieve the climate goals. Now we need to create a series of infrastructural and societal changes in order to reach the finish line. That is the goal of our research at KTH’s Climate Action Centre,” says Francesco Fuso Nerini, Director of the centre. (Photo: Mostphotos)
    Published May 11, 2022

    Global environmental action is headed in the right direction, but it’s progressing too slowly, states Francesco Fuso Nerini, Director of KTH Climate Action Centre. “We need a swift and radical reduct...

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  • Summerfest filled with magic

    Annika Wendell and Annica Johannesson
    Published May 04, 2022

    After an exciting afternoon filled with lab tours and seminars, it’s time for our school to celebrate in traditional Swedish style. We have talked to Annika Wendell from our school’s event team, who h...

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  • Vulnerability and security in focus

    Members of the royal family watching a computer screen.
    Members of the royal family attended the KTH symposium on cyber security and were given a demonstration by Viktor Engström on how quickly and easily a mobile phone can be hacked.
    Published May 03, 2022

    It takes Viktor Engström, a student at the KTH Ethical Hacking Center, no more than five minutes to show how he can hack his way into an unknown mobile phone. The king, queen, and crown princess seem ...

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  • Sustainable development requires cooperation

    Portrait of Anders Karlsson.
    Anders Karlsson wants to see closer cooperation between Asia and the Western world in matters concerning sustainable development. He is project manager of the science publisher Elsevier and is participating in a panel at the science conference, THE Innovation and Impact Summit. (Photo: Marc Femenia)
    Published Apr 28, 2022

    That academia, business, authorities and industry representatives do things together is the way forward to drive sustainable development. This is the opinion of Anders Karlsson, Vice President, leadi...

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  • Survey ranks KTH 42nd in world for sustainability impact

    Entrance to KTH Stockholm Campus
    KTH continues to rank high in impact on sustainability. (Photo: Petter Karlberg)
    Published Apr 28, 2022

    In a global survey of 1,406 universities, KTH was ranked 42nd for its impact in addressing urgent global challenges such as global warming, urbanization and innovation. Published yesterday by Times Hi...

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  • The Swedish innovation system needs more long-term funding

    Portrait of Lisa Ericsson.
    Lisa Ericsson, head of the innovation office KTH Innovation, was the moderator for the first keynote interview at the conference THE Innovation and Impact Summit 2022 at KTH. Photo: Fredrik Persson.
    Published Apr 26, 2022

    The international conference, THE Innovation and Impact Summit 2022, arranged by KTH and the ranking institute Times Higher Education (THE), opened today and will continue until Thursday. Lisa Ericsso...

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  • Collaboration to visualize air quality in Stockholm

    A dull and grey street in Stockholm
    Visualising airborne pollutants is important in helping people understand how serious an issue this is. Photo: Mike Kienle
    Published Apr 21, 2022

    Cities suffer from air pollution, and Stockholm is no exception. Researchers at KTH are working to develop technology to show where in the city the air is the worst to breathe, so that pedestrians and...

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  • Anders Söderholm proposed as new President of KTH

    Portrait of  a man in front of a shelf.
    Anders Söderholm is proposed as KTH's next President starting 1 December. (Photo: Eva Dalin)
    Published Apr 20, 2022

    KTH’s University Board has proposed Anders Söderholm as the next President of KTH. Among other things, he has been Vice-Chancellor of Mid Sweden University and is currently Director General of the Swe...

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  • Mentor provides valuable insight into future career

    Mentor Jerry Onyeche and student Marina Brandt discussing in the entrance hall to KTH library.
    Mentor Jerry Onyeche and student Marina Brandt feel it is important for students to get insight into what a career in their field of studies might look like. They encourage more alumni and students to apply to the mentor programme. Photo: Nicky Rosenberg
    Published Apr 19, 2022

    It was a perfect match between mentor Jerry Onyeche and student Marina Brandt. They’ve met several times since November to work on her CV and discuss everything from buildings’ aesthetics to motivatio...

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  • KTH ranking is up among engineering and technology universities

    ivy covered walls of KTH building seen through classroom window.
    The university’s overall ranking in the subject area of engineering and technology has climbed to 28th in the annual list. (Photo: Tianle Yu)
    Published Apr 14, 2022

    KTH Royal Institute of Technology’s ranking in engineering and technology continues to rise for the second consecutive year, and subjects at KTH have maintained leading positions, in the QS World Univ...

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  • The KTH Alum of the Year 2022 created rapid Covid tests

    Portrait Sophia Hober
    Published Apr 11, 2022

    When the pandemic was upon us, her research group developed a high quality rapid test to measure antibodies against Covid-19. Professor Sophia Hober has now been named the 2022 KTH Alum of the Year.

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