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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.

Aerial view of KTH's main campus

This is KTH

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.

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.

3 reasons to choose KTH


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. At KTH, you can get support to develop your own idea from KTH Innovation .

Sustainable development

Sustainable development is a natural aspect of Swedish society and an integral part of KTH's operations and spirit. KTH is ranked 58 among universities world-wide when it comes to meeting the sustainable development goals, according to QS World University Rankings: Sustainability 2024. 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.

Life in Stockholm

As a student at KTH you will spend your studies in Stockholm, the beautiful capital of Sweden and the home of KTH. The city was founded in the 13th century and is situated on the east coast of Sweden. With 2.1 million inhabitants, it is the heart of Swedish trade and business life and is known for its rich cultural history and closeness to nature. KTH has five campuses in and around Stockholm, each with its unique character and close connection to transports, accommodation, services and entertainment.

KTH in rankings

KTH is the largest and most respected university in Sweden—ranked top 100 in the QS World University Rankings  and Times Higher Education World University Ranking .