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From left: Jurate Kumpiene, Lisa Dahlèn, Mark Milke, Maria Gelfgren, Lale Andreas, Anders Lagerkvist, Desiree Nordmark. View original picture , opens in new tab/window

Exchange in education

Published: 18 May 2015

It is not only in research that international exchange is important, there is much to learn about the different teaching practices as well. Right now, Mark Milke from New Zealand is visiting Luleå University of Technology with the goal to learn more about how we educate independent and competent engineers.

Mark Milke is responsible for developing the program in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. The purpose of the visit is to learn about how we train independent and competent engineers.

–  But of course there will be a lot of discussion about research too. Mark Milke is from Christchurch where there was a big earthquake in 2011, which put the focus on disaster waste management. Globally, the areas that are at risk for disasters such as earthquakes and floods are also the areas with the most population growth, so disaster waste management is a growing concern says Anders Lagerkvist, Professor in Waste Science and Technology at Luleå University of Technology.

–  Mark Milke is also since many years an active participant in the Intercontinental Landfill Research Symposium organized by the Waste Science and Technology research group in collaboration with Hokkaido University in Japan and University of Central Florida in the USA, says Lisa Dahlén, assistant professor at Luleå University of Technology.

On Tuesday, May 19, Mark Milke will lecture at the House of Science on experiences from the earthquake in Christchurch, see the link below.

Anders Lagerkvist

Lagerkvist, Anders - Professor

Organisation: Waste Science and Technology, Geosciences and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Phone: +46 (0)920 491908
Room: T2335 - Luleå»