on the renewal of knowledge and innovation. We are a research university which, in close cooperation with industry and society, is defining important needs. Within our strong research and innovation areas, we are a global leader and we continuously identify new areas of research that further strengthen our profile. Our high-technology infrastructure is a prerequisite for our success.
We combine extensive technical research with areas in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, educational sciences, health sciences and art. We cooperate across the borders between different disciplines, often in multidisciplinary projects. This gives a broad perspective and new insights that make us well equipped to tackle complex research issues such as those in the intersection between art and technology. We have a vital role to play in the development of an attractive, sustainable society.
We develop and attract the most sought after researchers. With our excellence, which is internationally recognized, we conduct outstanding research and enhance the quality of education at the undergraduate level, advanced level and postgraduate level. We bring together researchers and students from different parts of the world in a natural and inspirational way. We cooperate successfully with our partners and have alliances with other leading universities in the world.
We produce research results and innovations that contribute to attractive, sustainable renewal in society. We have a clear role to play in a well-functioning innovation system that makes our results and ideas beneficial.
We publish our research results in the leading scientific journals.
We communicate research results to broad target groups regionally, nationally and internationally. We participate in the public debate and actively contribute with our knowledge-base for political decisions.
independent, active learning that challenges every individual’s capacity to meet the future. Our students take personal responsibility for their own education. They have wide choices in their own learning — they create their own profile. Our philosophy of education is based on teachers with good research backgrounds and excellent teaching skills, who in their work focus on the individual’s active learning.
Our students establish contact with working life in cooperation with their teachers, and build their own networks during their education. It increases their chances of finding exciting jobs, or turning their ideas into innovative businesses of their own. Our cooperating partners participate actively in the educational programmes. We integrate leadership and project work in all of our courses. Our project work is a direct result of our unique and extensive cooperation with companies, public works and other parts of society.
Our education at postgraduate level has a solid international reputation and leads to our doctors being sought after and well prepared to take leading positions in Sweden and abroad.
We are one meeting place where students from all over Sweden and the world come in order to develop. We give courses at the undergraduate level, advanced level and postgraduate level.The strong research areas are reflected in our programmes. Our teaching expertise and our sound base of research ensures the high quality of our education. Our programmes are conducted on the campus and as distance courses, and we work for flexible learning that makes use of modern technologies. We meet the need for expertise regionally, nationally and internationally.
We are a leading player in the field of lifelong learning and we develop tailor-made forms of education to this end. Our stand-alone courses are part of the lifelong learning that contributes to the individual’s and society’s needs in terms of skills development.
Our students are sought after both in Sweden and abroad. They are competent, creative, responsible and decisive, and take with them the knowledge of an attractive, sustainable society.
on respect, trust, openness andresponsibility. We support each other and see value in other’s success. We have a warm and creative working climate that rests on common values, in which curiosity and respect for different skills and specialised areas play a natural part.
The atmosphere at the university inspires us to dare to take risks in order to succeed. We are famous for our stimulating study and working environment. Here you will find closeness and togetherness between students and employees, as well as natural meeting places. The atmosphere is characterised by trust. It provides the opportunity for employees and students to influence and take responsibility for their development in collaboration with others - and it gives results. Together with the surrounding society, we have the best student environment in Sweden.
We show openness, we are tolerant and we embrace our differences, since they provide well-being, the desire to work and make us competitive. Collaboration within the whole university and with the surrounding society is our strength.
We are clear and accountable in our leadership and our employeeship. We focus on the continuous professional development of our staff, at the same time as we identify and develop tomorrow’s leaders, experts and researchers. We are characterised by diversity and gender balance in our professions.
We are pioneers in thought and action. We dare to challenge, to question old ways and try new approaches.
We are proud of belonging to Luleå University of Technology. We measure and compare ourselves with the best in order to strengthen our leading position.
Our research that changes things, our courses that challenge students and our culture that inspires us to dare; all are important elements of our vision, as a leading technical university, to contribute to the development of an attractive, sustainable society.