A sustainable development is one that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations. Sustainable development is a natural aspect of Swedish society and an integral part of KTH’s operations and spirit. During your time at KTH, you will acquire the tools to move society in a more sustainable direction.
KTH, a university with global impact
KTH is ranked as one of the world’s 10 leading universities in sustainable development, according to THE University Impact Ranking 2019 . One of KTH's most important goals is that all graduates have up-to-date knowledge and tools to contribute to a sustainable development. Together with equality and internationalization, sustainable development is described as one of KTH’s three pillars. At KTH you will meet students, teachers and researchers who want to lead the development towards a more sustainable future together with you.
Join our webinars
KTH offers a series of webinars focused on the master’s programmes and how they relate to sustainable development. You will meet with academics and students representing the master’s programmes and you will have the opportunity to ask questions. Sign up and join live or watch the recorded version!
- KTH and Smart Cities (School of Architecture and the Built Environment), watch the recording .
- Life Science at KTH (School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health), watch the recording .
- Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH , Thursday 21 November at 16.00 CET
- Industrial Engineering and Management at KTH , Thursday 28 November at 16.00 CET
- Engineering Science at KTH , Monday 2 December at 16.00 CET
The sustainable development goals
In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 goals for a better world by 2030. These sustainable development goals aim to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change, among other actions.
Innovations for a sustainable future
There are many ways to put your engagement for sustainable development into action during your time at KTH. Apart from the student projects and events, you can make your green business idea a reality. KTH Innovation specialises in the commercialisation of new technology at the earliest stages of development, often ventures aiming for a more sustainable future. Follow KTH on Facebook to find out more about how our research and education contributes to a sustainable future.
Sustainable development in your studies at KTH
Sustainable development is integrated into all our degree programmes. In each programme description you can read about how the programme relates to the sustainable development goals and what knowledge and tools you will acquire in order to contribute to a more sustainable society.