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 ten 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 and architecture, industrial economics, urban planning, work science and environmental technology. Various research foundations finance a number of research programmes. There are 11 300 full year-equivalent undergraduate students, over 1 700 active PhD students and 3 400 full time-equivalent employees.
KTH is at present (spring 2014) involved in 275 on-going Seventh Framework Programme projects - and of these 55 are coordinated by KTH. KTH is a lead partner in two programme areas within the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT): InnoEnergy and ICT Labs. KTH takes an ambitious position in innovation and promoting relationships with business and community.
The KTH Space Center was created in 2014 in order to co-ordinate and promote space-related activities. KTH aims to be known as an establishment for space-related education, scientific research and technology development. As a technical university, KTH values close contacts with industry. The Space Center gathers researchers and engineers from existing research groups at KTH in an overarching interdisciplinary platform.