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Innovate yourself at KTH

KTH Royal Institute of Technology is Sweden's largest and most respected technical university. Being a KTH student involves more than just engaging in studies. By choosing KTH, you gain access to a vibrant student life and a prestigious academic environment.

KTH's virtual campus tour

Nicholas from the US gives you an introduction to KTH. In the virtual tour he and some other students will show you around the campuses and tell you all you need to know about life at KTH.

190 years of excellence

KTH was established in 1827 as the Technological Institute and began to offer education in technology subjects with a strong professional focus. Since the start, KTH has been at the centre of many of the technological advances in Sweden. In the early 1950s, the country's first nuclear reactor was installed on campus, at the same time as Sweden's very first TV station went on the air across the street. Over the last 190 years, KTH has gone on to become one of the most prominent technical universities in Europe.

Fit for a king

In 1917, KTH's main campus with its courtyard building was constructed in the northern part of central Stockholm on the edge of the Royal National Park, which has been at the disposal of the Swedish monarch since the 15th century. The reigning King Carl XVI Gustaf is the guardian of the university, and the royal crown has been a part of the university seal since 1827.

Aerial view of KTH's main campus

The mother of invention

Sweden is a nation known for its advances and innovations, from the lifesaving seatbelt and the pacemaker to modern services like Spotify and Skype. The father of Swedish innovation was the inventor of dynamite, chemist Alfred Nobel. His legacy of contributions for humanity can be seen in the Noble Prize awards and is the same spirit that drives KTH forward. Following in the footsteps of Nobel and other Swedish innovators, KTH inspires students to look for invention in challenges and real-world problems, contributing to a brighter tomorrow.

Championing sustainable development

Sustainable development is a natural aspect of Swedish society and an integral part of KTH's operations and spirit. KTH is ranked as one of the world's 100 leading universities in sustainable development, according to THE University Impact Ranking 2020. One of KTH's most important goals is that all graduates have up-to-date knowledge and tools to move society in a more sustainable direction. For each of our master's programmes , you can read about how the programme relates to the sustainable development goals and what knowledge and tools you will acquire to contribute to a more sustainable society.

QS World University Ranking 2021

98 among universities globally

QS World University Ranking by General Subjects 2020

30 in Engineering and Technology

QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2020

75 among universities globally

QS World University Ranking by Specific Subjects 2020

17 in Electrical Engineering
20 in Architecture and Built Environment
27 in Materials Science
29 in Mechanical Engineering
37 in Statistics and Operational Research
38 in Mathematics
42 in Civil and Structural Engineering
43 in Computer Science and Information Systems
51-100 in Chemical Engineering
51-100 in Physics and Astronomy
101-150 in Chemistry
101-150 in Environmental Studies

ARWU Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020

17 in Automation & Control
24 in Transport Science & Technology
26 in Mathematics
32 in Telecommunication Engineering
36 in Mining and Mineral Engineering
38 in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
43 in Mechanical Engineering

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Master's programmes at KTH

Bachelor's programmes at KTH

Studies at KTH 

Virtual campus tour