Crosstalks – Where great minds meet.
Crosstalks is a high quality and new form of international academic live talk show. Two of Sweden’s
leading universities – KTH and Stockholm University – are working together to highlight cutting-edge
content from the academic, business and cultural life.
In Crosstalks reserachers discuss topics that are important on a global scale and viewers from around
the world has a unique opportunity to participate in discussions through Skype. Crosstalks is
broadcast on the website, www.crosstalks.tv, that acts as a global, live discussion forum where
everyone is given the opportunity to be involved in the issues the program addresses. All content is
The initiative aims to inspire global talent with the knowledge from the universities and the
Stockholm region by highlighting interesting academic role models.
A global and interactive production
Crosstalks is not limited to national territories, like traditional TV channels. It is a global meeting
place where the world’s population will be able to pose their questions directly to the scientists and
others who are involved in influencing the development of the world. All content is in English.
Crosstalks is sent directly from the two partner universities four times a year in www.crosstalks.tv.
The live broadcast is 3 hours and each section is divided into three blocks with three participants in
the studio and additional participants via Skype.
The website allows people from all over the world comment and interact with each other based on
content and program participants. The content is always available and the possibility to start an
interesting discussion. There is also the opportunity to contribute with your own knowledge,
together with proposals and ideas on topics and participants.
KTH in Stockholm is the largest, oldest – founded in 1827 – and most international technical university in Sweden.
No less than one-third of Sweden’s technical research and engineering education capacity at university level is provided by KTH. Education and research spans from natural sciences to all the branches of engineering and includes architecture, industrial management and urban planning. There are a total of almost 14,000 under graduate students and more than 1,700 active postgraduate students. KTH has just over 4,600 employees.
Several national research centres are hosted by KTH. KTH is also a major partner in two out of three European Knowledge and Innovation Communities formed by the prestigious EU organization EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology); InnoEnergy within the field sustainable energy and EIT ICT Labs within information and communication research. KTH is an international university with many international researchers and students. Extensive international research and educational exchange programmes allow for exchange with universities and colleges worldwide.
About Stockholm University
Stockholm University was founded in 1878 as Stockholm University College – a radical alternative to the traditional universities in Sweden.
Today the University is among the top one hundred in the world and Sweden’s largest university. Stockholm University has more than 64,000 students and 5,000 members of staff.
It is the home to the country’s most substantial research within science, humanities, and social sciences, as well as the home of a number of internationally prominent research environments.
Stockholm University aims to make knowledge accessible to everyone through dialogue and active participation in debate and social development. The University’s researchers are invited to participate in government investigations and to provide consultation responses to proposed legislation. They also participate in the media and are part of several Nobel committees and international expert bodies. The strong link between research and teaching also ensures high quality education.
A relationship with Stockholm University is valuable whether you are a student, former student, policy maker, or interact with the University in another way. Now as in 1878 the University stands for openness and accessibility, and continues to play an active role in society.