KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Coordinator)
KTH accounts for one-third of Sweden’s technical research and engineering education capacity at university level. Education and research cover a broad spectrum – from natural sciences to all the branches of engineering as well as architecture in eleven different schools, each of these is heading a number of departments, centres of excellence and undergraduate study programmes. In addition to the research carried out by KTH’s Schools, a large number of both national and local Competence Centres are located at KTH. Various research foundations also finance a number of research programmes.
KTH offers educational programmes leading to a Master of Architecture, Master of Science in Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, licentiate and doctoral degrees. The university also offers a technical preparatory programme for non-scientists and further education.
There are a total of just over 12,000 full-year equivalent undergraduate students, more than 1,400 active postgraduate students and 2,800 full time equivalent employees.
KTH was founded in 1827 and the main campus has been located in attractive buildings in central Stockholm since 1917. In addition, KTH and Stockholm University jointly offer study programmes and carry on research in biotechnology and physics at AlbaNova University Center. The School of Information and Communication Technology is located on the Kista campus north of Stockholm, while the School of Technology and Health is located in Haninge, Flemingsberg and Södertälje, south of Stockholm.
In Kista, KTH collaborates with Stockholm University, various research institutes and industry within the framework of the IT University – Sweden’s largest resource in information technology.
The Department of Energy Technology is the THRUST programme coordinator and operates under the Industrial Engineering and Management School, located in KTH main Campus at Valhallavägen, right in the middle of the city, where many other schools are located.
KTH has extensive international research and educational exchange programmes with universities and colleges, mainly in Europe, the USA and Australia, but also increasingly in Asia. The university participates actively in various EU research programmes and also cooperates with Swedish and international development agencies.