The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) - Sweden

Docent Elzbieta Plaza

The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) is responsible for one-third of Sweden's capacity for engineering studies and technical research at post-secondary level. The university has over 12,000 undergraduate students, 1,600 active postgraduate students and a staff of 3,000 people. Since 2005 the KTH has 11 Schools. The Department of Land and Water Resources Engineering, as part of the School of Architecture and Built Environment, wants to participate and contribute to fulfill the demands of the society for a sustainable and effective utilization of natural resources based on the best scientific understanding and engineering. Studies of the natural resources are carried out from the perspectives of the societal needs coupled to the social sciences. There are 8 research groups working within the Department with total amount of 80 research staff and 35 PhD students. The specialization areas include environmental management and assessment, hydraulic engineering, environmental physics, environmental geochemistry, engineering hydrology and hydro-geochemistry, engineering geology and geophysics, water, sewage and waste technology, water resources/environmental modeling.