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Impact through collaboration

KTH research plays a key role in planning the future of urban environments, but no actor can make a lasting impact in isolation.

In research and education, KTH works in a wide range of collaborations with public and private sector partners with the goal of achieving a brighter tomorrow. Here are just a few of the ways KTH research is making a difference.


Engaging with society on climate action

Why hasn’t the climate crisis been met with faster action? In the newly-launched KTH Climate Action Centre, researchers aim to speed up the climate action process by engaging the whole of society.

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Since pandemic, a stronger case for personal carbon trading

Changes in behavior due to the COVID-19 crisis, combined with increased digitalization and advancements in ICT and artificial intelligence, offer a perfect storm of opportunity.

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Built environment

Life together in a Live-In Lab unit

A new, eco-friendly student residence project indicates that students in Sweden can expect a different kind of housing in the future.

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MIT cooperation shows results on safety, transport and segregation

In the space of just over two years, collaboration within the Senseable Stockholm Lab has delivered a number of research results that over time, can benefit both Stockholmers and their city.

Senseable Stockholm research delivers results

Lab environment


Sewage samples to identify state of pandemic

Individual testing is one way to gauge how much coronavirus has spread in a community, but sampling local sewage offers a real-time take on the state of the pandemic - and possibly what to expect in the short term. A new method could contribute to such monitoring.

Method improves detection of coronavirus in sewage



The sea is the key to a sustainable future

Of the 240,000 tons of fish that are caught in Sweden annually, only 40 percent goes to food consumption. At the same time, Sweden imports three quarters of the fish and shellfish we eat. Blue Food, a new research centre coordinated by KTH, aims to eliminate this imbalance.

Sweden aims to become world-leading within sustainable seafood


Soon Stockholmers can track air quality on an app

Researchers at KTH are working with local authorities to develop technology that shows where in the city the air is the worst to breathe, so that pedestrians and bicyclists can choose alternative routes.

Collaboration to visualize air quality in Stockholm

Artificial Intelligence

Working with Ericsson, project applies AI to contract education

Right now, 30 Ericsson engineers around the world are reading the course.

Collaboration behind unique AI-program

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KTH continues to rank high in impact on sustainability. (Photo: Petter Karlberg)

Survey ranks KTH 42nd in world for sustainability impact

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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KTH has set its sights on developing international collaboration at all levels.

KTH initiates more and new collaborations around the world

KTH has set its sights on developing international collaboration at all levels with universities in the USA, Africa and Europe. South Korea will be an individual country in focus. “As a university o...

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According to Mikael Östling, collaboration skills within the academy should be valued higher.

“Collaboration skills ought to be more highly valued”

We would all benefit from more and varied exchanges between academia and the society around us and this would help drive societal development forwards. External engagement and collaboration ought ther...

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Last changed: Apr 22, 2022