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Johan Sterte, Vice-Chancellor at Luleå University of Technology. Photo: Johan Baggström View original picture , opens in new tab/window

How the budget affects Luleå University of Technology

Published: 20 September 2016

The strategic research areas will remain and the teacher education programmes will get more places.
That’s two news from the Swedish government's budget proposal for 2017 affecting Luleå University of Technology.

The Swedish government’s budget proposal for 2017 reveals that Luleå University of Technology’s funding for next year will be just over one billion SEK, with 643 million SEK for education at undergraduate and graduate level and 369 million SEK for research and postgraduate education. It’s a raise with 1,51 percent from the current year.

The Government has announced that there will be an increase in the annual appropriations for research in Sweden, with a total of 2.8 billion SEK by 2020. 

– Basically, it looks as expected. Possibly somewhat more positive – especially in the long term, says Luleå University of Technology’s Vice-Chancellor Johan Sterte on the content of the budget proposal.

Luleå University of Technology will retain its strategic research areas CAMM (Centre of Advanced Mining and Metallurgy), Bio4Energy and StandUp For Energy.

– It's good to have clarity about that. These are valuable areas for us, says Johan Sterte.

The government has already announced that there will be a large increase in the number of places on the teacher education programmes in Sweden in the coming years.

 For Luleå University of Technology, this means – to start with – an additional 20 full-time students in the education programmes.