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  • Olga Kordas is among this year's most powerful in sustainability

    Published Apr 13, 2022

    The year's most powerful in sustainability has been named. This year, the jury has selected 101 people who all make significant contributions to make Sweden more sustainable. One of these is Associate...

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  • Prosun Bhattacharya awarded the George Burke Maxey Distinguished Service Award 2021

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    Published Apr 13, 2022

    Professor Prosun Bhattacharya has been awarded the George Burke Maxey Distinguished Service Award 2021. Presented annually, the award recognizes exemplary service "to the hydrogeology profession and t...

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  • Europe doesn’t realize full extent of threat to Mediterranean soil

    a vineyard in Italy with a farmhouse in the background.
    Mediterranean region has the overall highest soil erosion rates within the Europe, the lowest levels of soil organic matter and severe salinisation problems. Pictured: a vineyard in Italy. (Franco Volpato,
    Published Feb 16, 2022

    Europe’s Mediterranean countries produce a significant portion of the world’s wines, olives, nuts and tomatoes. But research shows that the region’s farms and orchards are the most susceptible in Euro...

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  • The pandemic made her join the circus

    Published Nov 24, 2021

    Like many others, Luigia Brandimarte was forced to teach online when the pandemic struck. Being used to interactive teaching in classrooms, she found it difficult to explain complex concepts to her st...

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  • New paper on international diplomacy for responsible development in the Arctic

    Published Nov 02, 2021

    A new paper with authors from Sweden, Canada, Greenland, Denmark, Russia, the United Kingdom, and Finland is looking at the importance of healthy ecosystems for human and animal health and the need fo...

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  • New docent among the foremost in social life-cycle assessment

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    Published Oct 27, 2021

    After fifteen years as a consultant in sustainability and an academic plunge in social sustainability, it’s easy to see that Elisabeth Ekener, new Docent at the Department of Sustainable Development, ...

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  • Anna Björklund promoted to Professor of Environmental Strategic Analysis

    Published Jul 05, 2021

    Congratulations Anna Björklund to your promotion to Professor of Environmental Strategic Analysis!

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  • Learning sustainability by doing - Collaborative, active and reflexive learning

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    Published Jun 16, 2021

    Kateryna Pereverza and Oleksii Pasichnyi are researchers and teachers at the Department of Sustainable Development, Environmental Science and Engineering (SEED). With a strong interest in teaching, co...

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  • Collaborations to understand and manage water

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    Published Apr 21, 2021

    Zahra Kalantari is an early-career scientist and new Associate professor at the Department of Sustainable Development, Environmental Science and Engineering (SEED), with her main competence in Geoscie...

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  • Getting minerals from water is as important as hydrating, says researcher-author

    A person holds a glass under a tap with running water.
    Drinking water should contain the right balance of the vital minerals, according to KTH guest researcher Ingegerd Rosborg. Photo: Lars Owesson/Scandinav
    Published Mar 22, 2021

    The water we drink should contain more than 20 vital minerals, which are needed to protect against various diseases, says KTH guest researcher Ingegerd Rosborg. She co-authored a book that has become ...

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  • Several of the SEED's researchers amongst top 2% in the world according to new citation ranking

    Published Dec 10, 2020

    Seven researchers from the Department of Sustainable Development, Environmental Science and Engineering (SEED) have been ranked amongst the world's top 2% in a new article from Stanford University, pu...

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  • KTH and KWR join forces in heavy metal research in water

    Published Dec 10, 2020

    Aim is to develop, maintain and share knowledge between KTH and KWR Watercycle Research Institute, The Netherlands. This is achieved through education and training of staff, ample attention for knowle...

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  • Expectations and Implications of Circularity in Society

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    Photo: Vivianne Lemay / Unsplash
    Published Dec 03, 2020

    The overall aim of this project is to identify and analyze the environmental sustainability implications of new modes of production and consumption brought about by changes in the transition to a circ...

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  • “The sea is the key to a sustainable future”

    Photo of two fishermen fishing for Carp Bream.
    Carp Bream is both a good and climate smart fish that unfortunately is often thrown back in the water when caught. Photo: Roger Turesson / DN / TT
    Published Nov 24, 2020

    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...

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  • New coordinator for Senseable Stockholm Lab

    Published Jun 03, 2020

    Head of School has decided to appoint Sara Borgström as new coordinator for Senseable Stockholm Lab. Sara Borgström takes over the role from 2020-05-26.

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  • Newsmakers at KTH

    Published Apr 27, 2020

    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 ranked among world's top universities in sustainable development

    Published Apr 24, 2020

    KTH was ranked among the world’s top 100 universities for impact related to sustainability, Times Higher Education announced yesterday.

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  • Higher ed institutions’ climate initiative awarded

    The Climate Framework adopted by 37 institutions of higher education in Sweden is meant to permeate all operations of the university.
    Published Apr 17, 2020

    The 37 Swedish universities and colleges that have signed the Climate Framework have been awarded for their systematic work on driving the climate change adaptation while also reducing their own emiss...

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  • Researchers sample sewage to measure infections in six European countries

    From two Stockholm water treatment plants, samples of sewage are collected at KTH Royal Institute of Technology for tracking the coronavirus and measuring the spread of COVID-19 in communities. KTH is also collecting samples in Italy, Spain, India, Netherlands and Turkey.
    Published Apr 16, 2020

    The spread of the coronavirus in Stockholm and in six European countries is being tracked through sewage samples by a research group at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, which will repor...

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  • Many KTH research projects in IVA's 100 list 2020

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    Published Mar 10, 2020

    The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences' (IVA) latest 100 list highlights a variety of research projects from Swedish universities in the area of ​​sustainability. The focus is on current re...

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