KTH is responsible for one third of Sweden’s capacity for technical research and is the country’s largest organizer of technical/engineering education at university level. KTH is organized into nine Schools, each covering a major field of engineering science. KTH education and research covers a broad spectrum – from natural sciences to all branches of engineering plus architecture, industrial economics, urban planning, work science and environmental technology. In addition to the research carried out by KTH’s Schools, a large number of national Competence Centres are located at KTH. Various research foundations also finance a number of research programmes.
There are 12.000 full year-equivalent undergraduate students, over 1 400 active research students and 2 800 full time-equivalent employees.
KTH is at present (November 2010) involved in 136 ongoing EU projects of which 115 belong to the Seventh Framework Programme. Of the latter, 22 are coordinated by KTH.
The Marcus Wallenberg Laboratory for sound and vibration research is the largest Scandinavian university research group in acoustics. The conducted research rages from experimental investigations of structural vibrations to state of the art flow acoustic research in the largest acoustic chambers in Scandinavia equipped with wind tunnel facility.