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Guest lecture from Sectra benefit the students

Published: 25 April 2018

Sectra has visited Luleå University of Technology and the Master Programme in Information Security. – We think it's important that the students get a glimse of reality at companies involved in topics they learn about, says Stefan Doverud, Sectra.

According to Stefan Doverud, Operations Manager in Critical Infrastructure at Sectra, the company regularly meet students at their education programmes. It gives the company an understanding of the student's kompetence but also an opportunity to give feedback on the syllabus from an enterprise perspective.

– We also want to inspire and motivate students to deepen their interests in different directions and give them information on how to work with topics they have read about and that interest them.

Looking for students to hire

Sectra is convinced that the realm of critical infrastructure will grow in the company's future. This will involve more recruitment in the area of information security it they are to continue the development and the delivery of advanced security services.

– We clearly see that we need to be more people in order to meet the market's need. We believe that students who study this type of orientation will be very interesting for us to employ in the future, says Stefan Doverud.

Ali Ismail Awad, Associate Professor of Information Systems, is coordinator of the Master Programme in Information Security. He also emphasizes the importance of education interacting with companies such as Sectra. One of the goals of the Master Programme is to link the academy to industry and that theoretical content and practical exercises address real problems.

– It is very important to connect what we teach in academia to what is really happening in the industry. Guest lectures make our students much aware of the recent advancements in industry. The guest lectures open doors for the students who will know more about real challenges. In addition, we may have opportunities to pursue master theses that address actual problems in different industrial domains.

Sectra is one of the world's leading providers of IT systems for handling medical images and patient information.


Ali Ismail Awad

Ali Ismail Awad, Recognised University Teacher

Phone: +46 (0)920 493414
Organisation: Information systems