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Regarding the war in Ukraine

Information for employees at KTH due to the war in Ukraine. KTH’s actions are primarily aimed at supporting students and researchers from Ukraine and to assist other authorities when requested.

Information for students can be found on the Student Web

Published 2022-03-03, updated 2022-05-12

KTH's President Sigbritt Karlsson on the invasion of Ukraine

KTH Royal Institute of Technology stands behind the Swedish government’s condemnation of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Read the KTH President’s blog about academia’s—and all of our—responsibility: The responsibility of academia, and each of us

The President's blog: Support in line with our mission
Interview with the President: “We must support those who are affected"

Statement from the Swedish government  | Statement from the European University Association  | Statement from the Unite! university alliance

Admission of Ukrainian refugees

Many employees at KTH want to help the Ukrainian refugees who come to Sweden in different ways.

At KTH, work is currently underway to review how we in a good way can provide information and offer refugees places on courses at KTH that is also in line with the processes and regulations we have for admission. Through guidance, students from Ukraine may be able to register and be admitted in accordance with current regulations and procedures.

On the 22nd of April KTH an information session for Ukrainian university students in Sweden that want to study at KTH was held. 

Information session for Ukrainian university students

General information on how to apply to KTH can be found on the page Study offer for Ukrainian university students

UHR has gathered information regarding studies and work in Sweden specifically aimed at new arrivals from Ukraine: For newly arrived from Ukraine

KTH must comply with the Higher Education Ordinance for admission and it is not recommended to grant exemptions from prerequisites to a specific group of applicants. It is also not possible to admit individual students outside of regular admission routines.

Exemption from paying fees

Students with a temporary residence permit according to the Temporary Protection Directive will be exempted from paying tuition fees. These students need to apply to KTH in accordance with the normal procedure that applies to all other students.

Opportunities for guest researchers from Ukraine

Are you interested in hosting a Ukrainian guest researcher?

KTH can offer researchers who are fleeing Ukraine the possibility to continue their research at KTH as guest researchers through Scholars at Risk at KTH .

Research environments at KTH that are interested in receiving guest researchers can register their interest here: Form for registration of interest

News item: KTH is preparing to receive Ukrainian researchers

Receiving guest researchers

There are several ways to support researchers who are refugees in Sweden through both employment and scholarship funding. In addition to the positions that can be offered via Scholars at Risk and via the Research Council's initiatives, KTH also offers scholarship funding via the KTH Scholarship Program.

KTH has developed guidelines to support the schools regarding scholarship-financed stays or fixed-term employment for Ukrainian researchers and visiting professors. Contact the Head of School if you are in contact with a Ukrainian researcher who is a refugee in Sweden and who could be connected to KTH.

Guidelines for the employment of researchers and visiting professors in connection with the war in Ukraine

Scholars at Risk at KTH coordinates various funding opportunities for guest researchers and matches researchers and research environments at KTH. For advice regarding various possibilities, contact Nina Wormbs via .

Support options for visiting researchers and professors

For Ukrainian researchers coming to Sweden, a number of support options are available:

Help KTH to help

KTH allocates special resources to be able to offer researchers who flee Ukraine guest research places, but more is needed. Grants make a big difference to how many researchers KTH can welcome. Through the KTH Ukraine Scholarship Program you can make a great difference by helping KTH support researchers fleeing from Ukraine.

Call for support for researchers  from Ukraine

Cooperation with Russia and Belarus ends

KTH is ending its collaborations and contacts with government institutions in Russia and Belarus, at the request of the government. No new contacts of any kind should be initiated with Russian or Belarusian institutions.

KTH wants to emphasize that individuals from Russia and Belarus should not automatically be equated with state institutions, nor should they be held accountable for the actions of their governments. For example, it is possible to continue publishing together with Russian and Belarusian researchers and to undertake review assignments of these researchers' publications. An assessment needs to be made in the individual case, if necessary in dialogue with the head of department.

Phone calls to Ukraine

Tele2 Business has introduced free calls and SMS/MMS to Ukraine, also for customers with fixed telephony.

Mail to and from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine

Due to the prevailing circumstances, there are disturbances in shipments between Sweden and Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. More information can be found on the PostNord Sweden's web site  (in Swedish only).

If you feel worried

Do you feel worried about what is happening in the outside world? Occupational health care is here for you if you feel that you want to talk to someone or do not feel well. You can also turn to the HR manager at your school.

Contact the occupational health service

Coordination at KTH

A working group has been appointed to coordinate issues at KTH related to the war in Ukraine. Members are Fredrik Oldsjö, Deputy University Director (chair); Katarina Jonsson Berglund (contact person for educational matters), Education Office; Maria Gustafsson (contact person for research matters) and Fredrik Karlsson, Research Support Office; Annica Fröberg, Director of Personnel; Maria Granath, Property Department; Jill Klackenberg, Management Communications Officer and Kjell Carli, Communications Strategist. Connected to the group are Annika Stensson Trigell, Vice President for Research; Stefan Östlund, Vice President for Global Relations; Per Jönsson, Head of School, ITM, and Nina Wormbs, contact person for Scholars at Risk at KTH.

The group can be reached via

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