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.

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, the main KTH 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.

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.

Breaking new ground

KTH conducts world-class research in an array of technology and engineering fields. Its strong research reputation has reinforced the university’s position as one of the most prominent technical universities in Europe and a force to be reckoned with globally. KTH is one of the top hundred universities in the world and has a global reputation for its excellence and innovation. To meet tomorrow’s challenges, KTH offers education and research that attracts talent from all over the world.

QS World University Ranking 2020

98 among universities globally

QS World University Ranking by General Subjects 2019

36 in Engineering and Technology

QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2019

79 among universities globally

QS World University Ranking by Specific Subjects 2019

19 in Electrical Engineering
23 in Architecture and Built Environment
26 in Mechanical Engineering
26 in Materials Science
39 in Statistics & Operational Research
41 in Computer Science & Info Systems
43 in Civil & Structural Engineering
44 in Mathematics
51-100 in Chemical Engineering
51-100 in Physics & Astronomy
101-150 in Chemistry
101-150 in Environmental Studies

THE University Impact Rankings 2019

7 among universities globally

THE Ranking by Subject 2019

53 in Engineering and Technology

THE Ranking by Subject 2019

54 in Computer Science

THE World University Ranking 2019

187 among universities globally

ARWU World Ranking in Key Subject Areas 2018

15 in Automation & Control
18 in Transport Science & Technology
19 in Telecommunication Engineering
22 in Mathematics
44 in Mechanical Engineering
36 in Metallurgical Engineering
48 in Energy Science & Engineering
49 in Energy Science & Engineering
50 in Electrical & Electronic Engineering

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