Recruitment at KTH
KTH's staff is our greatest asset and the starting point to achieve the goal of being an internationally successful technical university. It is therefore important that recruitment is done strategically, structured in accordance with KTH's routines and templates.
On recruitment pages you will find information and guidance on KTH's recruitment processes and how to start a recruitment regardless of the type of employment.
Here you will also find templates and guides for the different phases of the recruitment process eg. regarding advertising, general rules (eg decision to cancel employment), English translations of academic positions, handling of employment decisions, appeals and information on rules for conflict of interest. Here you will find contact information for the different areas within recruitment at KTH, both at VS and at the different Schools. You will also find contact information for questions regarding employer branding.
Merit and aptitude
Professionalism, objectivity and legal correctness shall be the hallmarks of our recruitment process. As a public authority, KTH is obliged to recruit in accordance with Sweden’s Public Employment Act. Said act sets out that all decisions on government agency appointments shall be based on professional grounds such as merit and aptitude. Merit here means experience gained through previous public employment. Aptitude relates to the factors affecting the applicant’s suitability for a post. All significant experience should be credited within the framework of aptitude. Under the Public Employment Act, aptitude is to be prioritised.
All recruitment are handled via KTH's recruitment system Varbi, except scholarships.