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Research Council grants 25 million

Published: 5 November 2014

Vetenskapsrådet has now taken the decision to give 25 million swedish crones to Luleå University of Technology, for research in the Natural and engineering sciences, Medicine and health, and Artistic Research.

– It's great that we have got such a good response to our requests to Vetenskapsrådet. I hope and believe that our efforts we will do to get these applications to increase further, will give results. This means that we get more basic research at the university. It is important that we conduct research along the entire spectrum from basic to applied research, says John Sterte, Vice- Chancellor at Luleå University of Technology.

According to Vetenskapsrådet there was, as usual, intense competition for obtaining grants in the big announcement from Vetenskapsrådet.For the second consecutive year, the number of applications for Luleå University of Technology, approved.

– This is great and very important. We need to get more money from Vetenskapsrådet. Therefore the university is making a strategic investment which means that those who received funding from Vetenskapsrådet, can apply for funds from the university for an additional graduate student, says Catrin Nordberg, dean of the Philosophical Faculty.

For Luleå University of Technology the following projects have received funding:

Andreas Almqvist, New Concepts in Thin Film Flow Modelling, Pavlos Christakopoulos, sound-driven biotechnology (SouDriBio), Jonas Hedlund, Defect-free, stable and selective zeolite MFI catalysts, Jaap van de Beek, Subspace-based waveforms for flexible and efficient radio spectrum usage, Mikael Sjödahl, Flow of non-spherical particles: experimental arrangement Sverker Jullander, Tolkningsrum: musical interpretation in interaction with room acoustics, Lars Nyberg, New insight into the motor control in the event of problems through new ways of analyzing postural sway, robotics and mathematical modeling, Karl Andersson, A belief-rule-based DSS to assess flood risks by using wireless sensor networks