New agreement with Akademiska Hus
KTH's strategic and long-term cooperation with Akademiska Hus is being strengthened. This became clear through the Memorandum of Understanding signed by both parties on 17 January.
The goal is a collaboration in education, research and innovation to jointly contribute to a more sustainable society and accelerate the transition.
"We are now further deepening our collaboration with Akademiska Hus and I look forward to working together to build knowledge that will be of great benefit in areas such as optimised use of premises, energy efficiency and recycling, to name a few examples," says Anders Söderholm, President of KTH.
Collaboration will take place in areas that are strategically important for both parties and that are in line with both the UN's global sustainability goals and KTH's and Akademiska Hus' own climate goals.
Reduce climate impact
Other issues that may be relevant to collaborate on include circular flows, digital solutions for sustainability and reduced climate impact in renovation and remodelling to find new solutions and methods. Follow-up takes place annually and is reported to the management of Akademiska Hus and KTH.
"There is a common interest in emphasising the importance of knowledge environments in strengthening Sweden as a nation of knowledge. Both we and KTH are also in favour of increased utilisation of existing premises and using campuses as test beds to promote education, research and innovation," says Caroline Arehult, CEO of Akademiska Hus.
According to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), collaboration and dialogue will be conducted within the framework of a strategic collaboration forum. Tove Malmqvist Stigell, researcher at the Department of Sustainable Development, Environmental Science and Technology at the ABE School at KTH, is chairing the joint forum.
"I look forward to the fact that together we can contribute to inspiration and innovative solutions on the KTH campus but also for a more sustainable urban development sector," says Tove Malmqvist Stigell.
Text: Jill Klackenberg