RESEARCH RELATED TO SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES
KTH is responsible forone third of Sweden’s capacity for technical research and is the country’s largest organizer of technical/engineering education at university level. KTH is organized into ten Schools, each covering a major field of engineering science. KTH education and research covers a broad spectrum – from natural sciences to all branches of engineering plus architecture, industrial economics, urban planning, work science and environmental technology. In addition to the research carried out by KTH’s Schools, a large number of national Competence Canters are located at KTH. Various research foundations also finance a number of research programs.
Research at KTH is organized in five Research Platforms, designed to break down traditional barriers between academic disciplines to deliver practical results that can help solve overarching global challenges. The Research Platforms encompass: Energy, ICT, Materials, Transport and Life Science Technology.
There are 11 300 full year-equivalent undergraduate students, over 1 700 active research students and 3 400 full time-equivalent employees.
KTH is at present (Jan 2014) involved in more than 200 ongoing EU projects of which around 180 belong to the Seventh Framework Programme. Of the latter, more than 50 are coordinated by KTH. Extensive support exists at KTH to assist coordinators.
KTH is a lead partner in two programme areas within the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT): InnoEnergy and ICT Labs.