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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.
The university's research group in Wood Science and Engineering has been successful in financing a new state-of-the-art computer tomography (CT). The new CT scanner with associated software costs 10 MSEK and is well suited for wood and provides unique opportunities for industrial applications and new research projects.