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Sustainable development

Humanity is facing a number of major global challenges. As a technical university, KTH has a special responsibility to develop the knowledge needed to promote sustainable development. Through the integration of sustainable development into our education programmes, research and collaborations, and by reducing the university’s environmental impact, we do our part to live up to that special responsibility.

From Development Plan 2018-2023

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

Sustainable development during your studies at KTH

KTH offers studies in sustainable development through its courses and programmes. There is also support if you would like to get involved in associations, research collaborations and startups.

Sustainable development during your studies

If you feel that there is a lack of content on sustainable development within your programme, you can contact THS,  and the KTH Sustainability Office, .

How KTH works to protect the environment and promote sustainable development

KTH Sustainability Office works with the integration of environment and sustainable development in the university’s education programmes, research and collaboration and is responsible for KTH’s environmental management system and environmental issues that impact the campus. The university’s environment and sustainability work is centrally run by the KTH Sustainability Office in collaboration with KTH's Management, School Management and the University Administration (GVS).

Policy, objectives and action plan

Legal requirements and environmental management system

Environment and sustainable development at KTH (KTH external website)

Report environmental momcomformities or suggestions for improvements

Have you stumbled across something at KTH that is harmful for the environment or do you have suggestions for how we can improve KTH's work with the environmental?

Report nonconformities or submit suggestions (KTH intranet)