What are Centres of Excellence?

Centres of Excellence at Luleå University of Technology is a special organizational structure for close collaboration between the University and external partners in business and / or public sector with the aim to develop and utilize skills in a particular activity through research and / or development.

Through collaboration form research center strengthens the university's role as a resource to the world. External parties involved in the problem formulation and project descriptions. Third parties can contribute resources to the project. Center formation can also be a platform to seek research funds which require interaction with external parties exists. In addition, external parties involved in the project with their own work.

The activities of a center should include both academic depth and academic breadth. Preferably, multiple threads within the University or from other universities / colleges included in the Centre. The external parties to be included in a center will create good conditions for the quality and breadth of the business.


Luleå University of Technology is experiencing strong growth with world-leading competence in several areas of research. Our research is conducted in close cooperation with companies such as Bosch, Ericsson, Scania, LKAB, SKF and leading international universities. Luleå University of Technology has a total turnover of SEK 1.6 billion per year. We currently have 1,700 employees and 15,000 students.


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