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Now they have arrived at Luleå University of Technology, students at the master's programme in Pervasive Computing and Communications for Sustainable Development (PERCCOM). Photo: Ted Karlsson

Master students with focus on green IT

Published: 10 September 2015

The Erasmus Mundus master program students in Pervasive Computing and Communications for Sustainable Development (PERCCOM), have arrived at Luleå University of Technology to start their third semester.

The students have already studied one semester at University of Lorraine in France and one at Lappeenranta University of Technology in Finland. Now it's time for their third semester at Luleå University of Technology. Two out of the fifteen students will then write their exam thesis at Luleå University of Technology, the remaining students move on to Germany, England, Russia, Australia, France and Finland.

– Hopefully, the students will enjoy it here and feel that we are a good host university. Of course from an educational perspective, but also culturally and socially, says Karl Andersson, Associate Professor of Mobile and Pervasive Computing and responsible for the programme at Luleå University of Technology.

During the introduction day in Luleå, the newly arrived students got to listen to lectures about data centers, smart cities and innovative solutions for online multimedia. A visit to Gammelstad world heritage was also included, as well as a visit to the data center Hydro66. The day ended with a tour and dinner in Rödbergsfortet in Boden.

IT for sustainable development

The programme is a master's degree in Pervasive Computing with focus on green IT and IT for sustainable development. The education is the only Erasmus programme within this field and students are trained both for a continued career in academia, as for jobs in the industry. The goal is that the students learn how to create resource-efficient computer systems with applications that take into account and also focuses on sustainable development and environmental awareness.

Out of the 17 students who graduated from the last round, half of them have already been notified PhD positions at various locations in Europe.

Contact

Karl Andersson

Karl Andersson, Associate Professor, Executive Director

Phone: +46 (0)910 585364
Organisation: Pervasive and Mobile Computing, Computer Science, Distance- Spanning Technology, Digital Services and Systems, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering