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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

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    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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  • Fashion, technology and sustainability fit like a glove

    Group photo of the models at the fashion show on Sustsainable Fashion Day.
    The models at the fashion show on Sustsainable Fashion Day. Back row from left: Saga Berneryd Therese Viksten, Michelle Bill, Romina Thomaj, Brenda Coutinho, Lucas Dahlgren, Ebba Flykt and Ellen Olsson. In front of them: Carlos Seger and Katarina Lindmark. All are students at KTH except Therese Viksten, who is a lawyer at KTH Innovation. Photo: Fredrik Persson.
    Published Apr 08, 2022

    A fashion show with garments made from grape skins or recycled jeans. Fashion Tech Expo where various innovation companies in sustainable fashion showed off their solutions. A panel discussion of wher...

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  • Students advise city on its plans to reverse neighborhoods’ isolation

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    “What they delivered was creative and bold thinking, and they presented it in a very clear, pedagogical way," says Eskilstuna planning project manager Robert Gremalm. Left to right, Moa Holmqvist, Helin Celep, Shuming Rao and Moa Ribjer. (Photo: David Callahan)
    Published Apr 05, 2022

    Social and physical segregation are two of the problems one Swedish city hopes to reverse with a little help from students at KTH.

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  • Newsmakers at KTH

    Published Mar 31, 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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  • Ethics are important when working with smart cities

    Pod taxis with low-cost sensors measuring the  temperature at Kungsholms Strand in Stockholm.
    Stockholm Heat is one example of a smart city project that is being implemented within the parameters of Stockholm Senseable Lab. Researchers in the project are using a method, City Scanner, where low cost sensors that measure the ambient and ground temperature, are fitted to pod taxis. Photo: Susanne Kronholm
    Published Mar 30, 2022

    One key to achieve Stockholm’s vision of being the world’s smartest city by 2040, is the use of digitalisation, sensors and artificial intelligence (AI), to analyse huge volumes of data that are gener...

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  • Mercedes-Benz Trucks CEO on the future of sustainable trucks

    Karin Rådström standing in front of red trucks
    Karin Rådström describes herself as fiery and persevering, qualities she’s gained from her years as an athlete. Photo: Daimler Truck
    Published Mar 25, 2022

    She has competed for the Swedish rowing team, lived abroad numerous times and climbed the career ladder at Scania. A little over a year ago, Karin Rådström, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, said farewell ...

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  • How antibodies navigate pathogen surfaces like a child at play

    3D illustrations of Y-shaped antibodies planted on small discs that represent antigens
    Antibodies aim to establish a foothold on two separate antigens, in much the same way a child might try navigating stepping stones in a stream.
    Published Mar 24, 2022

    A new study shows how antibodies select the antigens that they bind to, as they navigate the surface of pathogens such as coronaviruses. Researchers from KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Karolins...

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  • Four KTH projects win big EU grants

    robot hand, wingtip, cannula and cells.
    1) Four research projects from KTH have been awarded ERC Consolidator Grants. Photos in the collage: upper left image: National Cancer Institute, upper right image: Raghavendra V. Konkathi, lower left image: Paul Vincent, lower right image: This is Engineering. All photos from Unsplash.
    Published Mar 22, 2022

    The recently published European Research Council list of European researchers who will receive 2021 ERC Consolidator Grants, contained the names of 313 researchers who will each be awarded a grant. Fo...

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  • How AI can improve elderly care

    elderly persons sitting on a bench outdoors
    Published Mar 21, 2022

    Researchers are looking to AI solutions to help geriatric multimorbidity patients avoid too much unnecessary shuttling between home and hospital stays. “Health problems can often be prevented by mor...

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  • Viable Cities inspires the world to create climate city contracts

    Bicycle commuters ride en masse on a Stockholm street
    NetZeroCities, part of Horizon 2020 and the European Union’s Green Deal, is currently creating a platform for climate neutral cities in Europe by 2030. (Photo: Gamma Man, mostphotos.com)
    Published Mar 18, 2022

    Viable Cities is a groundbreaking Swedish innovation programme for climate neutral cities by 2030, hosted by KTH Royal Institute of Technology. With support from multiple national partners, the progra...

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