KTH Royal Institute of Technology
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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  • University Offices:
    Brinellvägen 8, 114 28 Stockholm, Sweden
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    +46 8 790 60 00
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    +46 8 790 65 00
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Established in 1827 in Stockholm, KTH Royal Institute of Technology was founded to meet the demand of trained engineers under the name of ‘Teknologiska Institutet’. Home to more than 12,000 undergraduates, around 1500 postgraduate students and over 4,000 academic and teaching staff today, the University offers numerous courses focusing on a broad spectrum of majors.

While the central campus of the university is situated in central Stockholm, the faculties and institutions are spread across numerous campuses including- Kista, Flemingsberg, Haninge and Södertälje. The university is organized into 9 different schools - School of Biotechnology, School of Electrical Engineering and School of Biotechnology among others comprising a number of departments. Some of the primary departments are- Architecture, Transport and Economics, Medical Biotechnology, Computer Science, Chemistry and Mechanics among many others.

Focusing on 5 research areas- Production Engineering, E-science, Transport, Mobile Communication and IT and Molecular Biosciences, the university lays special emphasis on natural sciences and technology, academically.

Notable alumni of the university include prominent personalities like Gustaf Larson, Samir Brikho, Dolph Lundgren and Daniel Ek among others. The faculty of the university includes Nobel laureate Hannes Alfven for Physics and also an Abel Prize laureate Lennart Carleson.