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Published: 21 December 2017


“LKAB is a leading international high-tech mineral group. Our vision is to be one of the most innovative, resource-efficient and responsible companies in the industry. Our decision to partner with Luleå University of Technology, Sweden’s leading higher education and research institution in the field of technology and one of the top schools of its kind in Europe, makes perfect sense. Here at LKAB, skilled engineers and scientists will always be in demand, and Sustainable Process and Chemical Engineering is definitely one of the programmes in which we see the most potential. LKAB's expects that the engineers who graduate from the Sustainable Process and Chemical Engineering programme will allow our minerals division to reach great new heights in the future, and that the innovations they contribute will lead our customers to consider LKAB’s products to be some of the best on the market.”

AnnChristine Lindgren, Director of LKAB HR Shared Services


“In the future, the sustainability of processes and products will be crucial for all manufacturing companies. Steel industry products have long been sustainable, but now the industry has shifted its focus to making its processes sustainable as well. For example, SSAB, LKAB, and Vattenfall are all deeply committed to developing processes that allow for the carbon dioxide-free hydrogen gas reduction of iron ore. Digitisation will also lead to major changes in all industries, including the steel industry. In order to implement such changes, well-trained personnel are more necessary than ever before. That’s why Jernkontoret is a big supporter of Luleå University of Technology’s specialist programme in Sustainable Process and Chemical Engineering. "

Gert Nilson, Technical Director

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Smurfit Kappa

“Smurfit Kappa is the world leader in paper-based packaging. We are an international and high-tech company that covers the entire production chain, from paper production to the design and production of practical and innovative products. Smurfit Kappa is committed to using renewable raw materials, and we consistently strive to streamline and make use of raw materials in an energy-efficient way. The company operates in 34 countries, and we have 45,000 employees in locations all over the world.

Both our industry and our products are constantly evolving, and we believe that the skills and knowledge acquired by students in the new Sustainable Process and Chemical Engineering programme will be crucial to our continued development. With your skills, commitment and drive, you can become an important player in our continued development of new production methods and processes within the field of paper manufacturing.”

Åsa Rundgren, HR Manager

Swerea MEFOS

"Swerea MFOS works with industry-related research, including in the fields of process metallurgy and environmental and energy technologies, for the steel and metal industries. We have customers all over the world, and boast a vast professional network with many international contacts.

Our researchers are driven by the desire to drive change and to create a more sustainable world. The issues to which we are committed include reduced power consumption, better resource utilisation, and the minimisation of emissions, and the needs of the industry and of society provide us with exciting challenges every day!

Engineers from the Sustainable Process and Chemical Engineering programme will constitute an important recruiting base for our business, and will further strengthen our efforts to contribute to solving global challenges.”

Karin Edfast, Communications Manager


BillerudKorsnäs is participating as a corporate sponsor in order to ensure a quality education programme that will produce capable and innovative engineers. For example, our business operations include the production and development of renewable packaging materials and products, the purification and recycling of chemicals, and ensuring the sustainable exploitation of our forest-based raw materials. It’s all about minimising our negative environmental impact and maximising our positive effects on the field of sustainability. Your resources are also important to our sustainable resource utilisation.

For some time now, we've been collaborating with a number of students from the Sustainable Process and Chemical Engineering. Their fresh perspectives help us to develop the company's products, and we are very keen to maintain this mutually beneficial partnership. With your expertise and our experience, we can challenge conventional approaches to packaging and work to create a sustainable future.”

Mona Harila, HR Manager, BillerudKorsnäs Karlsborg


“SSAB is a global leader in high-strength steel. SSAB works in close collaboration with our customers to offer products that will help to build a stronger, lighter, and more sustainable world. Our employees are the key to our success, and as a graduate of Luleå University of Technology’s Master Programme in Sustainable Process and Chemical Engineering, you will possess the expertise to contribute to our development. We are grateful for your interest in technology and natural sciences, and are invested in ensuring that your studies are of the best possible quality. We hope that you will also find SSAB to be an exciting and interesting company. That’s why our company is committed to sponsoring the programme.

Margareta Rönnqvist, Department Manager, Technology and Process Development, SSAB Luleå


"Metso is a one of the top industrial companies in the world. It provides equipment and services for the sustainable processing of natural resources and for sustainable resource flows within the mining, ballast, recycling and processing industries. Using our unique expertise and innovative solutions, we help our customers to streamline their operations, reduce risks, and increase profitability. Metso has sales and service divisions throughout Sweden, from Kiruna in the north to Trelleborg in the south.  Globally, Metso operates in 50 different countries and has over 12,000 employees.

Metso has a high level of service and process expertise that encompasses the entire value chain within a mining business, from the mine itself to finished products such as mineral concentrate and pellets. Our many years of experience, together with the continued development of our equipment, processes, and automation, serve as the foundation of our position as a leading technology provider within the mining industry. In order to ensure our ongoing growth, we are seeking people who have the right training and mindset to work toward a sustainable future and sustainable technology. As a graduate from Luleå University of Technology’s Sustainable Process and Chemical Engineering programme, you’re just the kind of engineer we are looking for.”

Pejman Oghazi, Global Product Manager, Sedimentation