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KTH climbs QS sustainability ranking

Two male students talking with a female teacher.
KTH jumps from 98th place to 58th in the latest QS World University Rankings on sustainability. Photo: M. Glans
Published Dec 06, 2023

KTH Royal Institute of Technology is now ranked 58th best university in the world in tackling environmental, social and governance issues, according to QS World University Rankings.

The result was reported recently in the second edition of the QS Sustainability Rankings , which features 1,403 institutions worldwide. KTH improved its position significantly, jumping from 98th place in the first edition to 58th in the latest. The world’s top-ranked university is University of Toronto.
KTH is considered 27th best out of 493 institutions in Europe—including non-EU countries—and the third best among universities in Sweden.
“We will continue to improve and make sure KTH helps shape the future through our research, education and innovation,” says Mikael Lindström, Deputy President at KTH.

“KTH’s vision is to be a leader in the process towards the sustainable development of societies,” he says. “This latest ranking confirms that our efforts have an impact. Everyone at KTH has an important role to play.”

The ranking is based on performance within three ‘performance lenses’: namely, Environmental Impact, Social Impact and the newly-added category of Governance.
Among institutions in Europe, KTH scores particularly well in the metrics of environmental research and health & well-being.
Environmental research assesses the impact of a university’s research environment on topics aligned with several of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, while health & well-being assesses a university’s commitment to improving the health and well-being, not only of its students but society more widely.

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Last changed: Dec 06, 2023