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Lifelong learning benefits both the individual and the organization

Published: 30 September 2019

LTU Professional Education is Luleå University of Technology's executive education. The courses are carried out on behalf of companies or organizations and can be single days up to several semesters. They are offered as both open courses and as tailored educational programs. The goal is to provide industry and government with cutting-edge knowledge from the academy. Among the first clients is the Swedish Armed Forces.

"Becoming a student again has worked very well thanks to a dedicated professors and fellow students"

Anna Huuva, captain of the Armed Forces Helicopter Fleet, was one of the participants.
- I have a plan for how I want to continue my education and the time was right to take the next step. Of course I was a bit worridd about becoming a student again, but it worked very well with an comitted professor, associate professor and nice fellow students, says Anna Huuva.

"The cooperation of great value for the strategic development of the Armed Forces"

Luleå University of Technology is one of four universities that have been commissioned by the Swedish Armed Forces to carry out this training.
- Working near Luleå University of Technology, which is one of the country's leading academic institutions, is of great value to the Armed Forces' strategic competence development, says Rickard Åström, senior lieutenant and Head of Education at the production management at the Armed Forces headquarters (HKV).

Lifelong learning lifts both individual and organization

- Working with lifelong learning is important for the development of the individual as well as the business. Often, the participants have very practical experience, which we take into account when designing further education for companies and organizations, says Monika Kurkkio, university lecturer in accounting and governance, award-winning teacher and one in the teaching team who taught for the Armed Forces.

With LTU Professional Education, Luleå University of Technology is packing world-leading knowledge in mission education for business and the public sector.

- We see a strong driving force among many clients and partners in the public and private sectors to invest in further training of their staff. Lifelong learning is a strategic issue for them, but also for us. As one of the country's leading universities, we have a very clear role to play in a broader social context, ”says Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn, Rector of Luleå University of Technology.