About BTH

The Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) is the proud host of the World Student Environmental Summit that will be held on May 18-21, 2011 in Karlskrona, Sweden.

BTH has a very high international standard of education and research for students, teachers and researchers. It has a clear focus on applied IT and innovation for sustainable growth.

BTH is ranked 1st in Sweden, 2nd in Europe and 6th in the world within Systems and Software Engineering [Journal of Systems and Software survey]. It is ranked 1st among Swedish technical universities and 3rd among the 56 evaluated European universities in sustainability work [Engineering Education for Sustainable Development survey]. BTH was also one of the first carbon neutral universities in the world.

BTH as a broad-based institute of technology is like a salad bowl, where the humanities and technology cross-pollinate, with methodically built-in sustainable development methods and the latest developments from the fields of business administration, social sciences, caring sciences, advanced computer science, software engineering, telecommunications and signal processing.

As the youngest institute in Sweden, BTH is highly international, with staff and students from more than 30 nationalities. Enriching this thriving environment is its Karlskrona campus by the coast on a unique archipelago environment. Alumni fondly remember their friendships forged while studying by the Baltic sea.

BTH takes pride in churning young leaders with high quality engineering, sustainability and leadership competencies. We hope that you will find learning at BTH and participating at WSES exciting and rewarding.

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About Karlskrona

With around 33,000 inhabitants and known as Sweden's only baroque city, Karlskrona is the seat of Karlskrona Municipality, Blekinge County in Sweden. It hosts Sweden's only remaining naval base and the headquarters of the Swedish Coast Guard. The city centre is located on the islet of Trossö.

Karlskrona was founded in 1680 and its name means Karl's Crown in honour of King Karl XI of Sweden. It features many baroque buildings from this era and this explains why the city centre is architecturally uniform. The three important churches in Karlskrona are Fredrikskyrkan (The Frederick church), Heliga Trefaldighetskyrkan (Church of Holy Trinity), also called The German Church, and Amiralitetskyrkan (Karlskrona Admiralty Church).

The city has kept its street structure that all follow a grid pattern. This allows the winds to blow freely from the ocean right into the heart of the city. Furthermore, the naval installations there has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Karlskrona has a pleasant atmosphere and is one of the highlights of south-east Sweden. This is what the WSES delegates will get to experience during their participation in Karlskrona.

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