1 Welcome to KTH KTH Royal Institute of Technology Excellence in Education, Research and Entrepreneurship

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1 Welcome to KTH KTH Royal Institute of Technology Excellence in Education, Research and Entrepreneurship Slide 2 2 KTH in Stockholm KTH was founded in 1827 and has remained the largest of Swedens technical universities. Since 1917, activities have been housed in central Stockholm in beautiful buildings which are currently protected as being of special historical interest. Associated colleges are found at various places in the Stockholm surroundings Haninge, Sdertlje, Flemingsberg and Kista. 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. Slide 3 3 Schools School of Architecture and the Built Environment School of Biotechnology School of Computer Science and Communication School of Electrical Engineering School of Industrial Engineering and Management School of Information and Communication Technology School of Chemical Science and Engineering School of Engineering Sciences School of Technology and Health Scientific Information and Learning KTH Business Liaison Slide 4 4 KTH s History 1697 Christopher Polhems Laboratorium Mechanicum 1827 Lectures start at the Institute 1869 Study programmes in mining and civil engineering 1876 The name Kungliga Tekniska hgskolan is established 1877 The KTH charter 1917 KTH moves into new buildings at Valhallavgen 1921 First regular female student admitted at KTH 1927 KTH is awarded the right to confer doctoral degrees 1956 Swedens first female Doctor of Technology graduated from KTH 1970 Hannes Alfvn, Professor at KTH, is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 1986 The College of Engineering is established at KTH 1993 Reorganization of KTH more than 80 departments merge into 40 larger ones 1999 A new organization with Study Programme Areas, with its own Programme Officer 2001 AlbaNova, Stockholms Centre of Physics, Astronomy and Biotechnology 2002 The IT University at Kista is inaugurated, a joint venture with Stockholm University 2005 A new organisation with Schools Slide 5 5 Education Structure Slide 6 6 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 masters students began their studies at KTH Slide 7 7 Academic Year (40 weeks) Slide 8 8 PhDs Studies 2008 POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS 1,434 active postgraduate students with a minimum of 50% activity; 28% women and 72% men DEGREES 152 licentiate degrees awarded; 33% to women and 67% to men 209 doctoral degrees awarded; 28% to women and 72% to men Slide 9 9 Research Platforms Slide 10 10 Research 2008 NUMBERS OF PROFESSORS 259 professors 5 part-time consulting professors 202 associate professors INTERNATIONALLY PUBLISHED MATERIALS 1,800 conference contributions (papers, etc.) THE FIVE PLATFORMS Medical Technology and Health Material Science and Engineering Information and Communication Technology Energy Transport Research