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Objectives and strategic orientations

KTH has common goals and strategic directions, which are set out in Vision 2027 and the Development Plan 2018-2023. The president is the head of authority and is responsible for KTH's activities under the University Board, KTH's highest decision-making body.


"KTH is one of Europe's leading technical universities. Supreme quality in education, research and outreach, as well as a distinct identity, are formed by the best teachers, researchers and students. KTH is a custodian of the role of technology."

Vision 2027 (in Swedish on

Development plan

The development plan shows the direction the University Board has decided for the next five years.

Development plan (KTH Intranet)


"Students graduating from kth shall contribute to the sustainable development of society. The sustainability perspective must be integrated in study programmes and a clear progression in this field must be ensured. Engineers, architects and teachers with a clear sustainability profile to their education will provide crucial contributions to social change."

Sustainable development in KTH's programmes and courses (

Environment and sustainable development at KTH (

Report environmental deviations (


"In order for KTH to continue to develop as a leading technical university, the very best students and staff will be required. Diversity is an asset and kth must be perceived as an open and welcoming place for prominent individuals, irrespective of their gender, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation or age. Gender equality and the repudiation of all forms of discrimination are both a matter of quality and a self-evident part of KTH's core values."

An equal KTH (

Support and complaint

Active measures at KTH (

Equality Ombudsman (

Equal education (


"KTH's organisation as a whole must be characterised by international integration. KTH is an international educational institution where education and research must maintain the very highest standards, not least in order to attract international students, teachers and researchers. Recruitment of students and faculty members must be carried out both nationally and internationally."

Internationalisation (


"With the help of digitalisation, education can be made more innovative, accessible and resource efficient. Investments in e-learning in the broader sense must continue and provide concrete results in the form of changes to the pedagogy, planning and implementation of education, as well as the physical design of educational facilities. Digitalisation offers enormous opportunities for broader participation by various student groups and therefore contributes to greater diversity."

Organisation, president and management

The president is the head of authority and is responsible for KTH's activities under the University Board, which is KTH's highest decision-making body.

KTH's organisation (

President and management (