KTH Royal Institute of Technology

World University Rankings 2022
Impact Rankings 2022
World Reputation Rankings 2021
Brinellvägen 8, Stockholm, 100 44, Sweden


An innovative European technical university

Since its founding in 1827, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation.

It is Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world dedicated to advancing knowledge. The five KTH campuses in Greater Stockholm have more than 13,500 full-time students, some 1,700 PhD students and approximately 3,800 full-time employees.

Working for a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow

KTH is working with industry and society in the pursuit of sustainable solutions to some of humanity’s greatest challenges.

Basic and applied research are performed side-by-side at KTH and interdisciplinary research is conducted in parallel with work in specific fields. This approach encourages versatile solutions and the innovative climate creates many opportunities to realise great ideas. Our educational programmes foster a new generation of engineers, architects, teachers and undergraduate engineers.

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

One of Europé’s top technical universities




Innovative thinking, unlimited possibilities

Research carried out is of crucial importance to the creation of a sustainable society on scientific foundations.

The university works to create an open, multidisciplinary and collaborative atmosphere and overcome traditional barriers between academic disciplines. Applied research in engineering sciences is conducted in parallel with more science-oriented and basic research. Collaborative work is encouraged and KTH fosters multi-faceted solutions to global challenges. With sustainability at its core, KTH has designated digitalisation, energy, industrial transformation, life science technology, materials and transport as focus areas of research. Within these areas, cooperative and multidisciplinary work is especially encouraged.

Yet, KTH research also goes beyond these focus areas. The university also performs cutting-edge work in for example chemical science, computer science, engineering sciences, built environment, electrical and industrial engineering and biotechnology.

Close collaboration with society and industry creates a natural arena and better conditions for the practical implementation of research results. Researchers and students have the opportunity to work in an excellent academic environment and see their ideas make a tangible impact on society.

KTH is the engine in the Stockholm innovation ecosystem. Creator of the KTH Innovation Award and the KTH Innovation Readiness Level Model from KTH Innovation, the university provides world-class support for new ideas from students, researchers and employees.

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KTH Innovation


Nurturing minds and shaping things to come

Sweden and KTH have a tradition of attracting talented students from all corners of the world. With 17,500 students and over 1,600 PhD students, KTH is one of Europe’s key centres of intellectual talent. By choosing KTH, students gain access to a vibrant student life and a prestigious academic environment, ranked among the top 100 institutions worldwide.

KTH offer almost 100 degree programmes on bachelor’s and master’s level, among which 60 master’s programmes are taught in English with a large share of international students. Our academics and students work together in state of the art facilities to discover new advances that will benefit industry, and more importantly, society as a whole. All graduates should have up-to-date knowledge and tools to move society in a more sustainable direction, which is why sustainability is an integral part of the curriculum of all degree programmes. The programmes also include a mandatory part on gender equality and diversity.

The openness to new ideas is a central part of life at KTH. Courses have insights from the very latest research and students are inspired to look for innovation in challenges and real-world problems. KTH encourages innovative ideas and an entrepreneurial mindset amongst students and the education at KTH is often done in collaboration with industry, giving students practical knowledge and contacts for their future careers.

Our extensive, international student body and partnerships with more than 200 universities around the world make KTH an inspiring environment with a global perspective, where students can discover their full potential within their chosen field of study.

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Key statistics

  • 16.7
    No. of students per staff
  • 21%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 13,422
    Number of FTE Students
  • 34 : 66
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
Based on data collected for the (1) 2022 World University Rankings