Konstfack was founded in 1844 and is one of Sweden’s largest universities for the arts with around 900 students and 200 employees. The school educates the artists, designers, craftspeople, visual art and sloyd teachers of tomorrow, and the programs represent education and research on both artistic and scientific basis.
Art, crafts, design, art- craft- and design history, visual communication and arts education are the areas of research at Konstfack. The research environment includes externally funded research projects, research within the teacher’s position and a joint doctoral program together with The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH): Art Technology and Design (KTD). The KTD program aims at radically rethinking the relationship between individuals, communities and the environment in order to contribute to a more sustainable society.