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Luleå University of Technology 50 years

Luleå University of Technology was established in 1971 and celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2021. It will be celebrated together with employees, students, friends and stakeholders as well as the general public. It will take place with music and festivities mixed with new and historical knowledge, conversations and future visions, see the preliminary program below.

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Preliminary program Luleå University of Technology's 50th anniversary 2021

Luleå University of Technology's planning for the 50th anniversary applies to the entire year, but the main focus is on the autumn semester 2021. Profile products and give-aways will be available for purchase in the university's store. Lectures and talks will highlight parts of the university's research areas and researchers, gender equality and sustainability issues and more. Unfortunately, we have to make changes to the program already, due to the pandemic, read more below.

Program 2021

We have changed the program regarding the staff party on 1 October. Under the current circumstances, it is very uncertain whether we will plan for a staff party with maybe 1000 participants. We in the project group are discussing how we can plan a good experience for you as an employee, but in other forms. If you have tips or ideas, feel free to contact us!


  • The anniversary year begins with the launch of Luleå University of Technology's history 1971-2021

February - May

  • Science in focus. Lectures and talks in the House of Science and at all university locations.


  • Inauguration of the 50th anniversary at all university locations.
  • Friday 17 September Student party in Luleå, all students invited.



  • This year's anniversary alumni.
  • This year's anniversary innovator.
  • Thursday 11 November Concert in Kulturens Hus.
  • Saturday 13 November Academic holiday.