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KTH – a top 100 university

KTH Royal Institute of Technology is ranked as the 89th most prominent university in the QS World University Rankings 2022. Our reputation stems from our driven faculty and talented students, working together to shape a brighter future.

"This June, QS released its latest ranking of universities worldwide, listing KTH as the leading technical university in Northern Europe. Through high-impact research and education, characterised by equality and sustainable development, we continue to strive for a brighter tomorrow.

This year marks the third in a row that KTH makes the top 100, and we want to share the stories of some of the students, graduates and faculty members that make our institution excellent."

Professor Sigbritt Karlsson
President of KTH

Sigbritt Karlsson, president of KTH

What makes KTH the number one university for you?

"Scientific excellence and high quality in education are core values at KTH. We contribute to a deeper understanding of the universe at the same time as spin-off companies create new jobs, improve healthcare and help create a sustainable society. Our students and faculty form an open creative environment with many industry collaborations and leading international research projects."

Mats Danielsson, Professor of Physics

"The diversity, innovation, and state of the art curriculum clubbed with professors who are constantly striving for the better, the labs and student life make KTH the number one university. KTH gave me a glimpse into not only working with cutting edge technology but also with talented people from all over the world."

Charlene Sequeira, graduate of MSc Embedded Systems

"The openness along with excellence makes it the number one university for me. The concept of an open campus extends to the method of teaching and learning at KTH. Here, everyone is always open to learning, is inclusive and follows a more explorative approach in life."

Akshat, student of MSc Integrated Product Design

"I received my PhD from KTH in 2001 and decided to get back and build my career here after spending time in US and France. What helped me to make the choice of coming back? The open and honest culture and the possibility to build a strong research career through a close collaboration with other researchers, private and public sector."

Danica Kragic Jensfelt, Professor of Computer Science

"KTH offers the whole package for me: a combination of technical and scientific contents paired with practical cases and projects - all of it in a familiar learning atmosphere. What I value the most is the internationality of KTH and its openness and friendliness towards international students."

Maria, student of MSc Media Management

"At KTH, you can grow your dream engineering ideas into potential ground-breaking innovations. Supported by internationally competitive faculty, safe work-space and living environment, urban life with nature around the corner, we prepare you through our hands-on education."

Joydeep Dutta, Professor of Functional Materials

" KTH is at the centre of Stockholm's rich ecosystem of research institutes and fast-growing companies. I focused my studies on theoretical research but I also gained the skills to apply my knowledge practically. And thanks to KTH’s strong industry connections, I could quickly bring these skills to the workplace."

Viktor Qvafordt, Graduate of MSc Mathematics

"In the latest QS World University Rankings KTH has advanced to 19 in Architecture. The curriculum here allows me to fully contribute to design and theory both through individual and teamwork learning, as well as to have insightful seminar discussions with teachers and students from around the world."

Yilin, student of MSc Architecture

"KTH has the perfect amalgamation of basic and applied science. By finding answers to questions related to fundamental science, we build new concepts and products. The broad knowledge in combination with the creative atmosphere of KTH also leads to productive industrial collaborations and spin-out companies, allowing you to see your ideas coming into practice.”

Sophia Hober, Professor of Molecular Biotechnology (Photo: Sara Arnald)

"Being an international student, KTH offers many opportunities and contributes to my personal development, both on and off-campus. Combined with high-quality education, I also experience an international environment, explore multiple career choices and other cultures, places and meet diverse people."

Vivek, student of MSc Integrated Product Design

"At KTH, I have spent the most valuable two years of my life. I got trained as a qualified engineer, and I got inspired as a bright person towards everyday life. I feel that KTH is the no. 1 university for me because, at this campus, I shaped my professional skills, independent minds and positive attitudes!"

Tianshu Shang, graduate of MSc Transport and Geoinformation Technology

"As a student, KTH has provided me with a conducive environment to expand my horizons and gain knowledge through a more practical based approach. Being in a collaborative environment and gaining access to some of the best resources in the world has allowed me to innovate myself. I would recommend anyone with a passion for science and technology to join KTH."

Nayanika, PhD student of Spatial Gene Technologies

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