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Welcome to KTH
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Excellence in Education, Research and Entrepreneurship
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KTH in Stockholm
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KTH was founded in 1827 and has remained the largest of
Sweden’s technical universities. Since 1917, activities have
been housed in central Stockholm in beautiful buildings
which are currently protected as being of special historical
interest.
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Associated colleges are found at various places in the
Stockholm surroundings – Haninge, Södertälje, Flemingsberg
and Kista.
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KTH co-operates with Stockholm University in Kista, the
main Swedish resource centre of information technology, and
in the AlbaNova Centre, with its departments of physics and
biotechnology.
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KTH’s History
1697
1827
1869
1876
1877
1917
1921
1927
1956
1970
1986
1993
1999
2001
2002
2005
Christopher Polhem’s Laboratorium Mechanicum
Lectures start at the Institute
Study programmes in mining and civil engineering
The name Kungliga Tekniska högskolan is established
The KTH charter
KTH moves into new buildings at Valhallavägen
First regular female student admitted at KTH
KTH is awarded the right to confer doctoral degrees
Sweden’s first female Doctor of Technology graduated from KTH
Hannes Alfvén, Professor at KTH, is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics
The College of Engineering is established at KTH
Reorganization of KTH — more than 80 departments merge into 40 larger ones
A new organization with Study Programme Areas, with its own Programme Officer
AlbaNova, Stockholm’s Centre of Physics, Astronomy and Biotechnology
The IT University at Kista is inaugurated, a joint venture with Stockholm University
A new organisation with Schools
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Undergraduate Programmes 2008
ALL PROGRAMMES
 4,087 new admissions; 30% women and 70% men
 A total of approximately 17,000 programme students
300 ECTS CREDIT PROGRAMMES (5 YEARS)
 Architects
 14 M.Sc. Programmes
 1,056 graduations; 29% women and 71% men
180 ECTS PROGRAMMES (3 YEARS)
 9 B.Sc. Programmes
 339 graduations; 26% women and 74% men
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES
 45 International Master’s Programmes taught in English
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGES
 338 KTH students travelling to other universities
 1,057 foreign exchange students began their studies at KTH
 1,105 international master’s students began their studies at KTH
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Postgraduate Studies 2008
POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS
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1,434 active postgraduate students with a minimum of
50% activity; 28% women and 72% men
DEGREES
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152 licentiate degrees awarded; 33% to women and
67% to men
209 doctoral degrees awarded; 28% to women and
72% to men
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Research 2008
NUMBERS OF PROFESSORS
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259 professors
5 part-time consulting professors
202 associate professors
INTERNATIONALLY PUBLISHED MATERIALS
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1,800 conference contributions (papers, etc.)
GROWTH AREAS IN FOCUS
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Biotechnology
Material Science and Engineering
Information Technology
Energy and Environment
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Schools
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School of Architecture and the Built Environment
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School of Biotechnology
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School of Chemical Science and Engineering
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School of Computer Science and Communication
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School of Electrical Engineering
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School of Information and Communication Technology
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School of Industrial Engineering and Management
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School of Engineering Sciences
• School of Technology and Health
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School of Education and Communication in Engineering Science
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KTH
School of Technology and Health
Flemingsberg
Haninge
Solna (research only)
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Research at STH
Field of research
• Design, Work environment, Safety and Health (DASH)
• Ergonomics
• Medical sensors, signals and systems
• Medical Engineering
• Neuronic Engineering
• Environmental Physiology
• Structural biotechnology
• Patient Safety
• Technology and quality in health care systems
Reseach centres
• Center for Technology, medicine and health (CTMH)
• Center for Health and Building (CHB)
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Education at STH
Qualifying programmes
• One year 60 credits
• One term 30 credits
• One term 35 credits
Bachelor of Science in Engineering, 180 credits
• Computer Engineering
• Electrical Engineering
• Medical Engineering
• Technology and Economics
Master of Science in Engineering, 300 credits
• Medical Engineering
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Education at STH
Master degrees: Programmes taught in English
• Medical Engineering 120 credits (equal to the final two
years of the five year programme)
• Architectural Lighting Design 60 credits
• Architectural Lighting Design and Health 120 credits
• Network Services and Systems 120 credits
Master degrees: Programmes taught in Swedish
• Ergonomics and Human–Technology–Organisation 60
credits
• Technology, Health and Work Environment Development
60 credits
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Facts KTH STH
• 3 locations – Flemingsberg, Haninge and Solna
(research only)
• Ca 1000 students
• 158 employees, teachers and technical personnel
• Ca 170 million SEK in total turnover, distributed as
80 million SEK for undergraduate education and
90 million SEK for research and doctoral studies
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