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Sustainability objectives and measures for education 2021-2025

Sustainability objectives

KTH is a leading technical university within education for sustainable development in which all students, post-graduation, will be able to drive and participate in the transition to sustainable development and an equal and climate-neutral society.

Sub-targets to be achieved by the end of 2025 at the latest

1.1 Within KTH, sustainable development has been integrated into all educational programmes at all levels so that students, post-graduation, are aware of technology's role in society and people's responsibility for how it is used. They possess the knowledge and skills to drive sustainable societal development and contribute to the transition to an equal and climate-neutral society.

1.2 Within KTH, all teaching, Bachelor and Master's programmes, as well as the architecture programme, have reached at least level 3i in the CDIO standards for sustainable development. All Master's and doctoral programs have reached at least level 2 in the CDIO standards for sustainable development.

1.3 Within KTH, there are first cycle, second cycle, and third cycle educational programmes that focus on sustainable development and climate transition from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Sub-targets to be achieved by the end of 2022 at the latest

1.4 Within all KTH's civil engineering programmes and its architecture programme, it is possible for students to tailor their education to build a sustainability profile through elective courses or by choosing a master's programme or by specialisation focusing on sustainability.

1.5 KTH has developed digital teaching and digital examination methods to contribute to sustainable development and a climate-neutral society.

1.6 KTH has developed and strengthened continuing professional development and education within sustainable development, including climate issues, connected to lifelong learning.

1.7 KTH's educational programmes all include elements integrated into compulsory courses that lead to students, post-graduation, possessing sufficient knowledge and skills to contribute to a transition to sustainable development and a climate-neutral society within their field of study.

1.8 As part of the KTH quality assurance system for education, sustainable development is included in both continuous and regular reviews.

Action plan for the university-wide sustainability objectives 2021-2025

The action plan describes measures, decision-makers, responsible manager in the line organisation, resources, and when the measures must be implemented at the latest and how decisions on the measures are to be communicated.

Action plan for the university-wide sustainability objectives 2021-2025 (docx 89 kB)

Measures

  1. Procedures and working methods are developed so that the employment board and promotion committee consider competence regarding sustainable development and gender equality and equal opportunities as well as in the schools' preparation.
  2. Development and review of courses and degree programmes are conducted so that sustainable development, gender equality and equal opportunities, and climate are considered, the programmes have met the CDIO standards, and there are interdisciplinary degree programmes with a focus on sustainable development and climate transition.
  3. In all architectural and master's engineering programs, measures are taken to give students the opportunity to tailor their education to build a sustainability profile through elective courses or by choosing a master's program or specialisation focusing on sustainability.
  4. Collaboration with those responsible for the development of digital teaching and digital examination to ensure that sustainability and the climate issue are considered.
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