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Objectives 2016-2020:

Objectives 2016-2020:

  • KTH's research for sustainable development shall increase.
  • The integration of sustainable development in KTH's research base shall increase.

KTH's research base includes faculty positions, faculty funding, research centers and external funding. All KTH schools should conduct research for sustainable development. Sustainable development should be a driving force behind the development of new research. Competency about sustainable development shall be integrated into more disciplines. KTH's research shall develop, apply and disseminate technologies, practices, attitudes and skills that contribute to sustainable development. Future assessments of KTH research shall include sustainable development.


The results of KTH's research are an important part of the indirect impacts KTH has on sustainable development. KTH should be one of the leading technical universities in Europe in terms of scope and quality of research in the fields of the environment and sustainable development. Today, research in the fields of the environment and sustainable development is conducted in many parts of the organization. At KTH there are research groups where the main focus is the environment and sustainability, research groups where findings contribute to solutions for sustainable development and there are also groups where environment and sustainable development are aspects of their research.


For follow-up a number of quantitative indicators are used including: publications and citations linked to relevant keywords, grants from selected financers, and faculty positions with a focus on sustainability as a subject based on a number of keywords and ranking lists where possible.

Responsible for follow-up: KTH Sustainability Office

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