Studenter vid studenttorget

The years 2000 - 2009

Published: 9 July 2019

The King of Sweden opens the multimedia studio for distributed engineering, the only one of its kind in existence.


  • The number who want to study at Luleå University of Technology increases by 500 people
  • 200 high school students from across the country visit the University's mini-courses to try out life as a student at Luleå University of Technology.
  • Pia Sandvik Wiklund, leaves her post as Vice Chancellor of the university and is replaced in September by Johan Sterte.
  • Yukigassen, organized snowball fights in teamformation,  premieres in Sweden. The competition is organized by students at Luleå University of Technology. Swedish championships in the sport for the coming year are planned.
  • The division between male and female students at Luleå University of Technology is one of the most evenly in Europe.
  • The programme Political and community development starts at Luleå University of Technology.


  • LTU get licensing for business degree
  • After hard work internally manages the university to reverse the trend and reported positive financial results for the basic training
  • University Board decides that a review of educational provision to be implemented
  • A model with measures to get students to stay on their programs implemented during the year and gives quick positive results
  • A Career Centre is inaugurated at LTU in order to increase students' work-linked and facilitate labor market entry
  • A new research center, the Center for High Performance Steel, starts its operations and aims to create new niche products based on high performance steel


  • LTU Innovation is established to support the commercialization of ideas from the university
  • Bologna adjustment continues and all programs have been partly revised courses
  • The number of courses is increasing as a result of the Bologna alignment, master's degrees become bachelor's and master's degrees
  • New research and education strategy for 2009-2012 developed
  • Management decides on a new strategic map for research and education
  • External funding continues to increase
  • Total number of students continues to decrease with negative consequences for the economy


  • The Master programme in Fire Protection Engineer starts and becomes a huge success with a high number of applications
  • Bologna alignment of basic education is taking off and new training and qualification structure introduced
  • Centres of Faste Laboratory and Lean Wood Engineering started its activities with funding from Vinnova
  • The number admitted to the PhD program will greatly increase, as well as the number of doctorates
  • The number of students continues to decrease and new registrations fall by 10%


  • The University Board decides to relocate the Department of Health Science to Luleå
  • The number of first-choice applications continues to increase. Applications for Master of Engineering courses are 40% higher than in 2004
  • The Master’s programme in Architecture is established
  • The University’s research in tribology, mining engineering/metallurgy and distributed engineering and other areas is among the most prominent in the world
  • New research projects for the year include digital archiving systems of the future and in the field of security analysis
  • Work begins on drawing up a new strategy for the University from 2006 to 2011
  • Vice-Chancellor Ingegerd Palmér leaves the University and is succeeded in November by Pia Sandvik Wiklund
  • The educational program Civil Engineering in ergonomic design &camp; production is selected as "Technology education of the year" by the Swedish Technology Companies association and receives a price of 1.5 MSKR


  • A concentrated effort on student recruitment and marketing as a result of the substantial reduction in the number of enrolled students in 2003. The aim is also to strengthen the University’s brand
  • A turnaround in the number of first-choice applications. The figures are the highest in the history of the University
  • A research centre for rock mechanics and mining engineering, the Hjalmar Lundbohm Research Centre (HLRC), and the Centre for Rock Material Research are set up
  • Three new Professorships in media fields are founded
  • Kulturuniversitetet changes its name to Popular Science
  • Arena Risk &camp; Safety and Arena Space are established


  • A major project gets under way to reform the departments’ organisation and the University’s administrative organisation
  • The NITS project begins, aimed at drawing up an IT strategy and a new university-wide IT organisation
  • Significant drop in the number of students applying for places at the University
  • Arena Networks changes its name to Arena Management &camp; Technology in Networks


  • Four new media courses and a course in dispensing pharmacy are introduced
  • Arena Networks, Arena Innovative Engineering and Business, Arena Global Resources and Arena Lifestyle, Health &camp; Technology are established
  • Unitas and the Pedagogue Union join to form Luleå Students’ Union
  • Luleå University of Technology becomes the first university in Sweden to be connected to the new nationwide high-speed network Gigasunet


  • The University celebrates its 30th anniversary
  • The Centre for Information Technology in Construction and Civil Engineering, eBygg, is set up
  • The Aurora gallery is opened for art exhibitions
  • Arena Media, Music &camp; Technology and Arena Learning are established
  • Seven Nobel Prize Laureates visit the University and give open lectures


  • MRC (the Mäkitalo Research Center) opens, a new international research centre aimed at developing the distance-bridging mobile services
  • Three students from Luleå University of Technology reach the summit of Mont Blanc, 4,807 metres above sea level. They took LTU’s flag with them all the way
  • The University Board give the go-ahead for University 2006
  • The King of Sweden opens the multimedia studio for distributed engineering, the only one of its kind in existence, on December 6th
  • In the budget, the grants to the faculties of arts and sciences are raisd from 11 to 23 million SEK over a three-year-period