KTH Royal Institute of Technology
KTH Royal Institute of Technology Details
The KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Stockholm (Swedish: Kungliga Tekniska hÃ¶gskolan, abbreviated KTH) is a university in Stockholm, Sweden. KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Stockholm was founded in 1827 as Sweden's first polytechnic and is one of Scandinavia's largest institutions of higher education in technology, (the largest by certain definitions). KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Stockholm is one of the leading technical universities in Europe and highly respected worldwide, especially in the domains of technology and natural sciences.
The main campus buildings at ValhallavÃ¤gen in Ã–stermalm, by architect Erik Lallerstedt, was completed in 1917. The buildings and surroundings were decorated by prominent early 20th century Swedish artists such as Carl Milles, Axel TÃ¶rneman, Georg Pauli, Tore Strindberg and Ivar Johnsson. The older buildings on the campus went through a complete renovation in 1994. While the original campus was large for its time, KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Stockholm very soon outgrew it and the campus was expanded with new buildings. Today KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Stockholm institutions and faculties are distributed across several campuses in Stockholm County, located in Flemingsberg, Haninge, Kista and SÃ¶dertÃ¤lje in addition to the ones in Ã–stermalm.
KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Stockholm earliest Swedish predecessor was the Laboratorium mechanicum, a collection of mechanical models for teaching created in 1697 by Christopher Polhem, who is considered to be the father of mechanics in Sweden. The models were used intermittently for teaching practical mechanics by different masters until the School of Mechanics (Mekaniska skolan) was founded in 1798. This is the year from which there has been continuous teaching of technology in Sweden. The activities of the School of Mechanics was taken over by KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Stockholm when it was founded.
In 2008 KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Stockholm decided to create five strategic multidisciplinary research platforms. The objective for these platforms is to complement the subject specific research that is conducted throughout the different schools of KTH. In this way KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Stockholm can achieve the highest quality in regards to basic-, applied- and interdisciplinary research. They are Energy, Materials development, Information and communication technology, Transport research, Medical and biomedical technologies.
KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Stockholm accounts for one-third of Swedenâ€™s technical research and engineering education capacity at university level. Education and research cover a broad spectrum - from natural sciences to all the branches of engineering as well as architecture, industrial engineering and management, urban planning,work science and environmental engineering. In addition to the research carried out by KTHâ€™s Schools, a large number of both national and local Competence Centres are located at KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Stockholm. Various research foundations also finance a number of research programmes.
KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Stockholm offers programmes leading to a Master of Architecture, Master of Science in Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, licentiate or doctoral degree. The university also offers a technical preparatory programme for non-scientists and further education.There are a total of just over 13,000 full-year equivalent undergraduate students, more than 1,500 active postgraduate students and 2,935 full time equivalent employees.
The KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Stockholm Alumni Network is open to everyone who has studied at KTH or who is coming to the end of their studies here. The Network enables you to maintain and widen your social and professional network. You will become an important resource for KTH and, as our aim is to constantly improve the Network, it will become an important resource for your future career.During your time at KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Stockholm you have probably gained contacts that will be important to you in the future. When you register in the Alumni Network you will access contact information to thousands of other KTH alumni, get invitations to reunions, company events in Sweden, career seminars and lectures and we will keep you updated on what happens on and around KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Stockholm through our e-newsletter Alumni News. The key to the network is our alumni database.