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Jobs and Careers

You can work for consultants, municipalities, contractors, authorities, exploration companies, the mining and mineral industry. If you later want to become a researcher in ore, minerals, the environment or water, this program is an excellent start.

A master's degree in engineering opens up a broad labor market in development and problem solving in society. The technology areas of both specializations are global, which means that you can choose to work abroad.

Ore and minerals

Innovation in visualization of 3D / 4D geological models
In the media: Innovation in the visualisation of 3D/4D geological models

Visual3D has enabled us to together come up with ideas for solutions, tools and products which will prove to be game-changers in how we visualise geology in geoscientific exploration, research and education, says Dr Tobias C. Kampmann, Associate Senior Lecturer, Luleå University of Technology

New mineral discovered

A scientist at Luleå University of Technology is one of the persons behind the discovery of a brand new mineral, which has now been named zinkgruvanit. – It's a bit of a childhood dream for a geologist. It is also a good reminder that there is still a lot of new things to discover in nature, says Nils Jansson, senior lecturer in ore geology.

MAX IV synchrotron laboratory in Lund, Sweden.
Exploration for metals at the MAX IV synchrotron

This week, for the first time ever, ore minerals were analyzed at the NanoMAX beam line at the MAX IV synchrotron laboratory, which is the brightest x-ray source in the world.

Environment and Water

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Method development for final storage of arsenic

From mines and smelters some waste containing high levels of arsenic will occur. Today, this waste ends up at different landfills, but in a new research project, Luleå Technical University's professor Jurate Kumpiene will develop a method for safe final storage of arsenic.

High pressure on on-site wastewater systems

Many will spend this year's vacation in a summer house to avoid the ravages of the coronavirus. This, in turn, will increase the pressure on on-site wastewater facilities that belong to a summer house. Researcher Inga Herrmann at Luleå University of Technology has studied these wastewater systems a little closer and held a lecture about her research at Vetenskapens hus in Luleå.

Wastewater is tested for coronavirus
Wastewater is tested for coronavirus

Researchers at Luleå University of Technology have participated in a European study in which wastewater was sampled in a number of municipalities in Sweden at the same time and then analyzed for SARS-CoV-2. The approach may provide indications of future corona outbreaks.

Meet your future employer

Within the program, regular events are arranged where our students get to meet and mingle with business, organizations and authorities.