The origins of the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm – "Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan", KTH – go back to 1827, as the "Teknologiska Institutet" then began to offer education in technological subjects with a strong professional touch.
KTH will continue to focus on research and education for a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow. We will continuously assess the impact of our efforts in society and contribute with the intellectual resources of our students and researchers to create new approaches to some of the most critical challenges of our times.
In collaboration the three universities offer a comprehensive university environment for research and education. More than 4,000 researchers and 47,000 students across all scientific fields have chosen one of the three renowned institutions.
The wide spectrum of research at KTH demands variation in focus, approach and formation. KTH works to create an open atmosphere and break down traditional barriers between academic disciplines.
Basic research is conducted in parallel with applied research, and the same is true of multidisciplinary work and specifically targeted work. Based on strong areas of research at KTH, six focus areas have been created. These work as platforms for multidiciplinary research.
KTH Career acts as a link between students, employers and industry, and helps students with their career planning. Free of charge, it offers various events and individual guidance, such as career coaching and a mentor programme.
At a student office (also called course office) you can e.g. re-register for a course, pick up exams or purchase course compendiums. What office you should turn to depends on which school/department is responsible for the course. If you have questions about what course to choose or your studies on your program, you should instead turn to your education office or programme counsellor.
For exchange students and master students from the EU there is unfortunately no guarantee of receiving a housing offer from KTH. Therefore and due to the housing situation in Stockholm, it is a good idea to start looking for private accommodation as soon as possible.
In 1825 the foundation of the KTH Library was laid through the first purchases and donations. Nowadays, the focus of acquisition is on electronic resources. The library takes great account of requests from students, teachers and researchers when acquiring resources or starting new subscriptions.
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