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Sustainable Campus

Sustainability must be part of everyday life at KTH.
To achieve KTH's sustainability and climate objectives, students, employees and stakeholders work together!

KTH's operations effects the environment through the consumption of materials, energy and chemical use, travel and transport, water and land use and construction, as well as through purchasing and procurement fo goods and services. We need to be aware of our impacts and take measures to reduce the environmental impact from our own operations, strengthen biological diversity and promote social responsibility.

Crucial to KTH's sustainability work is collaboration between students, staff, stakeholders and industry as well knowledge exchange in national and international networks that contribute to strengthening the quality of education and research and strengthen innovation within the environment and sustainable development.

Here we describe some of the activities carried out at KTH that are linked to the sustainability and climate goals. For example, biodiversity, travel and transport and energy.

KTH activities on campus in 2022

  • Bicycle service on Campus Solna, travel and transport
  • Electric scooter parking, travel and transport
  • Tree inventory
  • New planting meadow, trees
  • Lighting improvements, security

Other actors and partners

KTH's campus areas are open environments for students and staff as well as the general public. Apart from research and education there are multiple common facilities at KTH’s five campuses: Student
health, Library, Info Centre, Sports centre and Housing agency. The public and local communities have free
access to the university campuses, libraries, buildings of cultural historical value, and concerts with the academic orchestra, open lectures and KTH Campus guided tours in art, architecture and history. The campus green spaces are also used by the public, with outdoor seatings, outdoor gym, and access to the National Park, urban gardens and beehives.

The campus areas are designed as "shared spaces", which are shared by pedestrians, cyclists and cars, and where accessibility and safety for pedestrians are prioritized. Green spaces, which include city parks, beehives and outdoor gyms, are available year-round. Adjacent to the KTH Campus is the Royal National City Park, the world's first national city park. The park is open to everyone and has a rich flora and fauna.

Actors in the surrounding ecological landscape are important to KTH in the work with biological diversity and ecosystem services. As KTH does not own the green spaces on and around KTH, the main partner is our property owner Akademiska hus. Stockholm City and Nationalstadsparken/Ekoparken are also important stakeholders.


If you are interested in and want to work or run projects linked to resource management, please get in touch:

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