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KTH's students are about as many as last year and the number who have graduated has increased according to the annual report for 2021.
Published Feb 22, 2022

Åsa Gustafson, Head of the University Management Office, and responsible for the KTH Annual Report that has now been completed.
Why should we read it?

“The Annual Report gives you a good oversight of KTH operations and virtually all our official statistics are contained here in one place. It is extremely useful as a reference book if, for example, you want to check last year’s figures for the number of students or professors or whatever else you could be interested in.”

Is there anything in this year’s Annual Report in the form of tendencies?

“That things have remained stable when it comes to both research and education even though this year has been affected by the pandemic. This can be clearly seen in exchange activities that were halved. However the number of students remains the same at around 12,500. The number of degrees and lifelong learning have increased, to offer a snapshot of the data included.”

And when it comes to research?

“KTH continues to be successful and with stable financing where the Swedish Research Council, the Knut och Alice Wallenbergs stiftelse, and the EU, were the largest external financing bodies in 2021. The Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) that was postponed due to the pandemic, was held last year.”

Is there anything new in the Annual Report in addition to updated figures?

“Yes, we have a new section about digitalisation where a great deal has happened and that affects the whole of KTH’s activities in addition to being one of our pillars. Otherwise, the content is based on the assignment we

Portrait of Åsa Gustafson.
Åsa Gustafson.

have been given by the government.”

Nearly 100 people have been involved in the 98-page Annual Report in various ways. That must be a huge team effort?

“Definitely. We receive data from all the schools and departments and then collate everything. This work starts in October and is at its most intensive in January. The annual report is then approved by the board.”

The Annual Report for 2021  (in Swedish)

Words: Jill Klackenberg

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Last changed: Feb 22, 2022