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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.

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

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 46 among universities world-wide when it comes to meeting the sustainable development goals, according to THE University Impact Ranking 2023. 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.

KTH in rankings

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

QS University Ranking 2024

73 among universities world-wide

THE University Ranking 2024

97 among universities world-wide

QS General Subjects Ranking 2024

37 in Engineering and Technology among universities world-wide

QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2022

70 among universities world-wide

QS Specific Subjects Ranking 2024

20 in Mechanical Engineering
23 in Electrical Engineering
25 in Materials Science
30 in Architecture and Built Environment
45 in Mathematics
48 Physics and Astronomy
49 in Civil and Structural Engineering
51-70 Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
57 Chemical Engineering
60 Computer Science and Information Systems
51-100 Statistics and Operational Research
64 Natural Sciences
74 Environmental Sciences
87 Chemistry

Aerial view of KTH's main campus

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Virtual campus tour