Luleå University of Technology has a high proportion external research funding. In 2010 the proportion of external research funding increased to 62 percent, compared to 61 percent the previous year.
External revenues to research increased with 66 million SEK between 2008 and 2009 and with an additional 70 million SEK 2010. The total amount of external research funding is now 501 million SEK, and the university has thereby exceeded the 500 million SEK limit that for a long time has been a long-term high objective. During 2010 the commission research amounted to 101 million SEK, which is the same volume as the previous year.