JRCIE - A Model
It was founded in 1827 and is the largest of Sweden’s universities of technology. Since 1917 KTH has been housed in central Stockholm in beautiful buildings which today have historical monument status, and associated colleges etc. are also found in various places in the Stockholm surroundings – Haninge, Kista, Södertälje.
The Royal Institute of Technology (Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan), KTH, is responsible for one-third of Sweden’s capacity for engineering studies and technical research at post-secondary level. Our university has over 12,000 undergraduate students, 1,600 active postgraduate students and a staff of 3,000 people.
KTH conducts top-notch education and research of a broad spectrum – from natural science to all branches of technology, including architecture, industrial economics, urban planning, work science and environmental technology. Apart from research performed at our departments, a large number of competence centres are housed here at KTH and we contribute to another three national ones. Strategic research foundations are also funding other research programmes or graduate schools
Industrial ecology is an interdisciplinary framework for designing and operating industrial systems as living systems interdependent with natural systems. It seeks to balance environmental and economic performance within emerging understanding of local and global ecological constraints. Some of its developers have called it "
the science of sustainability
The Division of Industrial Ecology work in close cooperation with our partners in industry, government and leading foreign universities in EU, USA Eastern Europe, Central Asia and China.The research at the Division of Industrial Ecology is focused on the area Technology and Sustainable Development.
Present research topics are:
• Environmental Management
• Environmental Systems Analysis
• Environmental modelling
• Coastal Management including conflict management
• Sustainability Assessment of technologies and technology chains
• Waste Management
• Environmental Accounting
• Risk Assessment and Risk Management
• Sustainable consumption
• Methods for evaluation of actions to decrease emissions of greenhouse gases
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