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Luleå University of Technology’s Honorary Doctors of 2018 are Lars Martinson, CEO of Martinsons, a world-leading company in wood products industry, Lilian Ryd a cultural historian and author of, among other works, the award-winning book Kvinnor i väglöst land, and Gertrud Åström, one of Sweden’s foremost gender equality experts, who for centuries has pursued gender equality issues in Sweden.
Luleå University of Technology's visual arts and visual effects education (VFX) is the reason behind the fact that the Stockholm-based company Swiss chooses to open offices in Skellefteå. First company employee in Västerbotten is departing student Sebastian Björk who, due to family reasons, can not leave home.
Tourism industry in northern Sweden has expanded in recent years, mainly thanks to the innovative destinations created around the region's snow, ice and cold as well as extensive nature. Malin Lindberg, professor at Luleå University of Technology, and Helena Renström, Marketing Manager at Skellefteå Municipality, lectured on the development.