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Create a website at KTH

When establishing a new centre, a website is generally needed.
Below, you will find information about how to create a sub-page on kth.se, and how to manage and close it.

Creating a website

Centres can set up their own website under the KTH website (kth.se) using the Polopoly publishing tool. Before deciding on a website, the centre should review and answer the following questions:

  • Why do we need a website?
  • Who is the website for?
  • What resources do we have to produce content and update the website?

Discuss these issues at the start-up meeting between the director and the communicator; suggestions can be found in the document Examples of agendas and issues for start-up meetings.

The host school’s webmaster can help with any online issues and can present the various options that are available. If necessary, the school’s webmaster can also involve system administrators at COM, for example when setting up a website using KTH’s publishing tool.

Web coordinators at the schools

KTH has a customised web template specifically for centres. The template allows for placement of one or more logos in different ways, a separate menu, and a front page with more possibilities, such as space for larger images. There are two templates to choose from: one for centres where KTH is the leading party, and one where KTH is an equal party. Centres are assigned web address guidelines for websites and domains at kth.se (in Swedish).

View templates for centre webpages (in Swedish)

Examples

Websites where KTH is the leading party:

Websites where KTH is an equal party:

Managing a website

Once a website has been developed, it must be managed and updated regularly to remain interesting and relevant to the centre’s target groups. It is vital that what is produced and published complies with laws, ordinances and KTH guidelines and regulations. Other parts of the intranet have information linked to this: 

Closing a website

When a centre closes, there are various communication activities that must be carried out. According to centre guidelines, the centre’s name must be removed from the list on the KTH website, and the organisational unit at KTH terminated. Below are brief instructions on how to do this. For more detailed instructions, see Section 5.3 of the framework.

The webmaster at the school should book a meeting with the centre director and centre communicator, if any, to plan the closure of the centre’s website.

No later than one year after a centre has formally ceased operating (according to a decision by KTH’s President), the centre’s website must be closed down. If the website is to remain live for a year after the centre stops being active, this must be clearly stated when a visitor enters the website.

If there are any questions about closed websites, for example if there is no contact person, webmasters should contact the system manager at COM, who will confirm whether or not the website should be removed.

The webmaster at the school is responsible for informing the centre communicator at COM about the closure of the centre, and COM will update the information on KTH’s external website.

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Last changed: Oct 23, 2023