Rarely has an environmental researcher from KTH had such an impact in the media. When Josefin Wangel highlighted the environmental shortcomings in Hammarby Sjöstad and Norra Djurgårdsstaden, it triggered strong reactions both from the people responsible and the general public. In terms of media training, this was a baptism by fire.
Why does getting proper sleep make you smarter? How can you protect yourself against stress? Why are there so many overachievers at KTH? These are the subjects of three upcoming lectures, starting April 3.
It's not every day that the subject of mathematical research is raised in the United States Congress. But a California congressman recently praised KTH Professor Mats Boij's ground-breaking work in mathematics during a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives.
The pattern is only too familiar. Women’s careers come to a halt somewhere up in the hierarchy; very few reach the top positions. But why? A far-reaching gender equity project has now charted those obstacles that form the ‘glass ceiling’ at KTH.
Last year KTH climbed more than 40 places on two of the most important global ranking lists. But in order to achieve the ranking goals more researchers need to produce world-class articles and KTH must raise the visibility of the research stars that the ranking institutes have missed.
"I knew it was really difficult to get accommodation in Stockholm, but it was harder than I thought," says Sasan Sadrizadeh. Thanks to KTH Relocation Service he has been given a one-year contract for his next home.