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.