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News from KTH Sustainability Office April 2020

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News from KTH Sustainability Office

April 2020 

  • External environmental audit 20-21 April
  • KTH söker fler interna miljörevisorer
  • Hack the Crisis 3-6 April
  • KTH's climate goals and measures
  • Call: Environment and sustainability without boundaries
  • Call for education projects 2020 in gender equality and sustainable development
  • Working remotely
  • Available positions at KTH
  • Don't miss this!
  • KTH COVID-19 
Take care of each other and don't forget to call your mom (and other important people in your life).

All the best
KTH Sustainability Office 

External Environmental Audit 20-21 April
KTH is certified according to the international standard ISO 14001: 2015 for environmental management systems. In accordance to ISO 15001, the annual external audit will be conducted by the external auditors from Qvalify the 20-21 April. The auditors will be assessing and following up on the maintenance and development of KTH's environmental management system and progress on achieving our sustainability objectives. All schools and the GVS are included in the external audit.

KTH söker interna miljörevisorer
Arbetet som intern miljörevisor är ett lärorikt och meriterande uppdrag som är perfekt för dig som vill ha möjlighet att påverka KTH:s miljö-och hållbarhetsarbete. Ersättning för nedlagd arbetstid utgår.
Läs mer om arbetet som intern miljörevisor här

Hack the Crisis 3-6 April
KTH går med som partner i Hack the Crisis, ett hackathon för där vi tillsammans kan hitta nya lösningar på samhällets utmaningar till följd av Covid-19. Hack the Crisis anordnas av DIGG, Myndigheten för digital förvaltning på uppdrag av regeringen. Hacket äger rum den 3-6 april, 2020. Mer information om Hack the crisis here.

KTH's report to the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency 

Each year KTH reports a variety of indicators pertaining to our work with sustainability to The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. This year we have both positive and negative indicators to report. In many areas we are moving forward while in other areas we are going in the wrong direction. Read the full report to The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency here (Swedish)

KTH's Climate objectives and measures 2020-2045

KTH has developed climate objectives and measures for 2020-2045. The ambition is for KTH to combat climate change and support a sustainable transition in line with society's national and international commitments such as the Paris Agreement, Agenda 2030, Sweden's Energy and Climate targets. 

The climate objectives and measures will directly affect KTH's employees and students, as well as KTH's property owners, business partners, financiers and other external partners where so is relevant.
Learn more about KTH's Climate objectives and measures
Learn more about the action plan to reduce emissions from business travel here (Swedish)

Call: Environment and sustainability without boundaries

Apply now for funding to enhance transdisciplinary collaborations in environment and sustainable development (ESD) at KTH. KTH Sustainability Office is looking for project applications that support multidisciplinary collaborations within KTH with relevance to environment and sustainable development. Funding of maximum SEK 100 000 per project is available and will be disbursed during 2020. Learn more about the call here.

  Call for education projects 2020 in gender equality and sustainable development
We now welcome suggestions from schools for such educational initiatives. We believe that the program analyses and school reports that are linked to the quality system identify many development needs. Through these investments, there is now an opportunity to finance relevant projects to some extent. Learn more about the call here.

Available positions at KTH
Here is a list of open positions at KTH related to sustainability:

  Doctoral student in power electronics
Postdoc in optimal scheduling of hydro power with multiple owners
Postdoc in optimal scheduling of hydro power with multiple owners
Postdoc in Architecture: Applied Urban Design
Assistant professor in sustainable production logistics

More positions 

Don't miss this!

Events subject to change. Please note that updates will be announced by the organizers.

14 April: The untapped potential of the soil microbiota for energy and materials
15 April: LIVESÄNDNING Kan konsumtionen bli klimatneutral genom kompensation?
16 April: Ethics and compliance in research
23 April: Safety, resilience and community: Challenges and opportunities beyond the city
6 maj: Symposium om målkonflikten mellan cirkulär ekonomi och giftfri miljö

More events

KTH COVID-19 relief efforts

This is a collection page for KTH's relief efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here you will find, among other things, instructions for KTH logistics regarding protective visors, transparency film and ingredients for production of hand sanitizer. Learn more here

Information from KTH regarding the corona virus - How to stay updated

Support for ideas that ease the effects of COVID-19
KTH Innovation has support and funding available when you have an idea or want to use your research to ease the effects that the spread of COVID-19 has on our society. How KTH Innovation can support you

Urgent calls related to COVID-19 outbreak
To enable research and innovation related to the COVID-19 outbreak and its effect on society, several Swedish funding agencies, among them Vinnova, Swedish Research Council and Formas, have issued urgent calls in various fields. Urgent calls related to COVID-19 outbreak


Zoom explosion - Use of the the videoconference tool Zoom has increased from a few hundred users to over 20 000 in three weeks.

KTH-forskare arbetar med ny testmetod: ”Ska visa vilka som kan återgå till arbetet utan att smitta” (

Lönsamt med algodling i Sverige (

1.300 konsulter skolas i digital hållbarhet (

  De prisas av H&M för modevärldens smartaste idéer (


Svenska företag ställer om för att ta fram skyddsmaterial (

KTH-professorn tar fram testmetod för coronaviruset (

Tips till hemmajobbaren: "Använd tomatklocktekniken" (

Sopförbränning står för allt större del av koldioxidutsläppen från värmeverk (

Forskaren om köpstopp: En trend som ökar (

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