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2020-04-08 New, fresh and appropriate premises await students at the Department of Health Sciences this autumn.
New, fresh and appropriate premises await students at the Department of Health Sciences this autumn.
– We have developed the premises one more step. Now they are even better adapted to teaching, sa...
2020-04-08 Åsa Carlsson has completed the training as intensive care nurse at Luleå University of Technology. Today she works at Sunderby Hospital. She quickly had to change when the corona virus created a pandemic.
– Now I work with Covid -19 patients full time. It is clear that you are affected, but we are ...
2020-04-08 In a new project, researchers at Luleå University of Technology will optimize systems for district heating and district cooling by utilizing flexibility in the systems. The project aims to optimize the flexibility in the district energy sector.
2020-04-07 900 universities from 88 different countries have signed the Declaration on Academic Freedom and the University's role in society. This year, it is Luleå University of Technology's turn.
2020-04-07 How do particles spread when a person coughs with or without a face mask? A group of researchers, including from Luleå University of Technology, wants to increase knowledge about this.
2020-04-07 Increased capacity and better performance will be showcased when Luleå University of Technology expands its 5G test bed with an indoor system. Jointly developed by Telia and Ericsson, this facility opens up fantastic new opportunities for both researchers and companies.
2020-04-02 Improvements for pupils in school, study of the working environment at a dog center and digital health education for staff at a call center. These are just some of the results of the Occupational Therapy course in new arenas. - The assignment was to introduce the occupational therapist's competence ...
2020-04-01 Elisabeth Wetterlund, associate professor of Energy Engineering at Luleå University of Technology, has been appointed new deputy director of the research environment Bio4Energy. Bio4Energy is a Swedish strategic research environment with emphasis on research that uses the forest as raw material for ...
2020-04-01 What is it that motivates students in their school work and can you find keys to unlock the individual's driving forces? These are questions that a new project at Luleå University of Technology hopes to find the answers to.
2020-03-30 From March 23, the university will be switching to the same routines that apply during the summer hours with regard to the opening hours of the entrances.
2020-03-27 Region Norrbotten is in dire need of protective equipment to enable its staff to care for patients with covid-19 safely. Luleå University of Technology now donates protective equipment from various laboratories.
2020-03-25 Vinit Parida, Professor of Entrepreneurship and innovation at Luleå University of Technology, is one of four people elected to the Board of Directors at RE:Source, a strategic innovation program with the vision that Sweden should become a pioneering country for material use within the planet's bord...
2020-03-24 Symptoms after concussions can be permanent. Nathalie Ferno, former hockey player in Luleå hockey MSSK and also in the National Team, has been forced to stop her career.
– Our research shows that the hockey players who quit because of concussions struggle to create a new identity and meaning with ...
2020-03-24 Can so-called grassroots funding (crowdfunding) be a way to finance new climate projects and sustainable energy projects in Norrbotten? Researchers in Economics at Luleå University of Technology will investigate this in a new research project.
2020-03-20 Researchers at Luleå University of Technology help hospital with the manufacture of covid-19 visor holders. Medical personnel make their own protections using transparencies and holders from, among others, Luleå University of Technology.
2020-03-19 MINERS, a network for PhD students in research related to mining, metal production and exploration in Sweden currently has 35 members. The initiative for the interdisciplinary network came two years ago from the strategic innovation program SIP STRIM, with Luleå University of Technology as coordinat...
2020-03-18 Luleå University of Technology follows the government's recommendation to introduce distance education, due to corona disease covid-19 in Sweden. This means that the university will switch to distance education and place-independent examination forms from 18 March.
2020-03-18 What we work with during life has an impact on memory as we grow older. This can be shown by memorial researchers at Luleå University of Technology and Umeå University.
2020-03-16 In a new research project, researchers in Political Science at Luleå University of Technology will investigate how different forms of extreme weather affect the public's support for different types of climate control measures.
2020-03-12 Researchers within the research groups building materials and geotechnical engineering are currently conducting a completely unique ice research where natural crushed ice from Luleå harbor has been collected for testing in a lab environment. They want to investigate which forces and movements are mo...
2020-03-10 With the project Research2Business, R2B, IVA wants to strengthen Sweden in being a leader in transforming academic research into innovation and competitiveness in business. George Nikolakopoulos, professor of Robotics and Automation, is one of twelve mentors in Sweden who are involved in the project...
2020-03-09 Former national cross-country team manager Joakim Abrahamsson is the new leader and coach for elite sports at Luleå University of Technology, with a special focus on cross-country skiing, biathlon and ski orienteering.
2020-03-06 By working preventively with the anxiety that patients can feel before and after surgery, the recovery can be better, a study shows. – It can lead to a reduction in the suffering of the individual patient, says Josefin Bergstrand and Viktor Andersson, who attended the specialist nurse training progr...
2020-03-05 With speeches, food, champagne and fireworks, Studenternas hus, opened yesterday, Wednesday, March 4.
– Finally, we have our own house, Oscar Eriksson, said, chairman of Teknologkåren.
2020-03-02 Peter Collin, professor at Luleå University of Technology, who teaches in bridge construction is awarded the Nordic Road Forum's (NVF) Swedish Department's educational award in 2020. The prize winner is described as an enthusiastic teacher with a great commitment to knowledge dissemination.
2020-03-02 Cuc Lee Thi and Ngoc Dam Minh are teachers in nursing education at Hanoi Medical University in Vietnam. They think it is great to participate in an exchange with Luleå University of Technology.
– We learn new methods for teaching and we like Luleå, they say.
2020-03-02 Fredrik Nikolajeff, professor of Medical Technology at Luleå University of Technology, has been selected by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, IVA, for this year's 100 list of outstanding researchers.
– My research is about sustainable health. We are working to make Parkinson's dis...
2020-03-02 With its 100 list of current research, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, IVA, wants to highlight sustainability projects. Four researchers from Luleå University of Technology – Jerker Delsing, Veronica Jägare, Fredrik Nikolajeff and George Nikolakopoulos – are on the prestigious lis...
2020-02-28 A unique computer tomograph, specialized in in-depth x-ray, will shortly be delivered to the laboratory in Wood Science and Engineering at Luleå University of Technology. The equipment is an important component of CT Wood, a newly started strategic research program, which is focused on applied resea...
2020-02-28 Water supply and drinking water quality were discussed during this year's edition of this recurring seminar. The challenges of global warming and environmental toxins in water sources that we now have to deal with were hot topics.
2020-02-28 Future technology, sustainable natural resources and the development of the region. Strategic initiatives to find solutions to challenges in these three areas are the main focus of Luleå University of Technology's new external advisory board – which will be chaired by Anders Sundström.
2020-02-27 Luleå University of Technology's students Ellen Lundström and Elin Hall are nominated for one of Sweden's finest journalism awards, Guldspaden, in the new category Studentspaden. This for a review of the news coverage in P4 Västerbotten.
2020-02-21 Every year around 24,800 people in Sweden have a heart attack. About 12 percent of these suffer from a second heart attack. What is important for the affected person and what do staff think is important in cardiac rehabilitation? This was the topic when Ulrica Strömbäck, a researcher at Luleå Univer...
2020-02-20 On August 21, Antikrundan arrives in Luleå. Vetenskapens hus will be one of the six sites visited by Anne Lundberg and 21 of Sweden's leading antique experts.
2020-02-20 After ten years came the verdict: but what does the verdict about Girja's Sami village really say? Christina Allard, Associate professor of law at Luleå University of Technology, made the judgment a little easier to understand in a lecture at Vetenskapens hus.
2020-02-19 Researchers in ore geology, polymer and waste science at Luleå University of Technology recently visited MAX IV, the synchrotron X-ray light facility at Lund University.
2020-02-19 Swedish University Higher Education Authority's (UKÄ) evaluation of Master programme in Secondary Education is now published. For Luleå University of Technology, the result is that the Master programme in the subjects dance, music, mathematics and social science does not meet the quality requirement...
2020-02-17 Some of Sweden's leading documentary filmmakers gathered at the School of Music at Luleå University of Technology during Friday's documentary film day. This year's event circled around the most personal and how close we can go in film.
2020-02-16 Robotics, intelligent automation and simulation can help companies to improve their competitiveness and productivity. In the project RoboSol, researchers from Luleå University of Technology will provide companies with the necessary know-how, demonstrations and information on actual solutions.
2020-02-14 Researchers in the field of Construction Management and Buildning Technology and Structural Engineering at Luleå University of Technology and Sweden's Construction Industries gave a seminar on the theme of digitization of the construction industry for invited guests. Here, the audience gained an ins...
2020-02-14 US Ambassador Kenneth Howery emphasizes the university's role for an entrepreneur's success. Both research and education are important for entrepreneurs of the future.
2020-02-14 The global engineering company Epiroc and Luleå University of Technology intend to strengthen strategic cooperation in education, research and innovation in the long term, where the University is one of Epiroc's first choices of academic partner. A cooperation agreement has now been signed between t...
2020-02-11 Luleå University of Technology is represented in two of the government's four collaborative groups that will create innovative solutions for society. The Vice-Chancellor Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn is part of the Group of Skills Supply and Lifelong Learning, while Professor Vinit Parida is part of th...
2020-02-10 This week, this year's Midwinter Festival takes place in Piteå. A festival that showcases the best that the Academy of Music at Luleå University of Technology has to offer.
2020-02-07 The risk of a company being exposed to digital threats increases at the same time as the threats are constantly changing. During CyberNorth you will learn more about the risks and how to protect your business against cyber threats.
2020-02-07 The HABIT instrument, developed by the research group in Atmospheric Science at Luleå University of Technology, is one step closer to Mars. The instrument has now been approved and installed on the platform that will be sent to the red planet this summer.
2020-02-07 The winter sports holiday is approaching, but parts of Sweden have not had any meteorological winter or snow this season. In a new study, researchers at Luleå University of Technology have investigated the best insulation materials for snow storage.
2020-02-06 The electrical environment in our buildings, including our homes, is changing. An example is local production of electricity, where solar cell installations are becoming increasingly popular. What are the consequences of this development for the fire safety of our buildings?
2020-02-06 The Swedish state vs Girjas Sami village is one of Sweden's most noticed legal cases. In the verdict the Supreme court refers to research from Luleå University of Technology.
– It's great to help bringing order and clarity to this matter, says Christina Allard, associate professor of law at Luleå ...
2020-02-05 The 5G work at Luleå University of Technology is entering a new intensive phase. For example, local breakout and indoor coverage are new features. The 5G network in Luleå is also fast – download speed has been measured at 1.9 gigabits per second.
2020-02-04 During the academic year 2019/20, the master's program in conducting and composition at the School of Music at Luleå University of Technology, worked closely with the Music School Kópavogs in Reykjavik and the Conservatorio di Musica Santa Cecilia in Rome.
2020-02-04 More than 300 people came to the reopening of Vetenskapens hus in Luleå and the queue rang long outside the entrance. A strong reason was the lecture with Professor Jessica K. Ljungberg on Brain Training for a long and healthy life.
2020-02-04 Luleå University of Technology is a new partner in Treesearch, a world-unique platform for research on new materials and products from the forest. The initiative brings together Swedish universities, forestry and industry, private foundations and the state. The goal is to create future innovations f...
2020-01-31 94 entries from universities and colleges throughout Sweden came in – but both first and second prizes in the degree project competition Nytt&Nyttigt went to students from Luleå University of Technology's Industrial and Management Engineering programme.
2020-01-30 An application will help children in special school to improve their reading ability. Better reading ability will hopefully contribute to greater participation in society. – We want to find out if computer game technology can increase the children's intrest in reading, says Peter Parnes, Professor o...
2020-01-30 Now the planning proposal for a new block in the university area in Luleå goes out for consultation. Akademiska Hus, together with the municipality of Luleå, in collaboration with Luleå University of Technology, has produced a new proposal on a detailed plan of the so-called D-house district.
2020-01-30 The goal is to replace fossil fuels with electric drive in industrial burners, something that has the potential to reduce Sweden's carbon dioxide emissions by several million tonnes per year. A five-year research project is now underway at Luleå University of Technology.
2020-01-28 For the second time, nurses from countries outside the EU, EES and from Switzerland have been examined at Luleå University of Technology. This time, 18 people received a diploma and an LTU needle. - We are already offered jobs, says Karen de los Reyes and Hakar Fathalla at the closing ceremony.
2020-01-28 The goal is to develop Peer Learning that nursing students use during their internship. Carina Nilsson, Senior Lecturer of nursing at Luleå University of Technology, has applied for and received SEK 50,000 in scholarship from the Swedish Nursing Association.
– It's fun, you get happy. I Have alway...
2020-01-28 The vocabulary plays the biggest role when it comes to developing reading comprehension for children with cochlear implants (CIs). This has been shown by researchers at Luleå University of Technology.
2020-01-23 Skills development, education, research and innovation. These are the areas included in the letter of intent on strategic collaboration that Luleå University of Technology and Kiruna Municipality have signed.
2020-01-23 One of the primary school principals' most important tasks is to lead the work against abusive treatment, discrimination and harassment. Although the task plays a major role for students' health, development and learning, the assignment is often lower prioritized, according to new research from Lule...
2020-01-22 Together with RISE, students at Luleå University of Technology have designed a test rig to measure snow loads on solar panels. The purpose is to understand what loads they are exposed to in real winter conditions. – It's been interesting working in a real project, says Anna Arnesson, who studies Mas...
2020-01-22 Researchers in Industrial Design at Luleå University of Technology are developing a digital service that will motivate people to make climate-smart choices in everyday life.
2020-01-22 Balance and grip strength are impaired in those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD. This shows the results in a doctoral dissertation in physiotherapy written by Viktor Strandkvist at Luleå University of Technology.
– Above all, people with more severe illness had weaker grip strengt...
2020-01-21 In spite of the season, the ice floe was held at Luleå University of Technology in January. It is the name of a ceremony held twice a year.
– In one group, more than 70 nursing students and 20
Diagnostic Radiology Nursing students were thanked, says Åsa Engström, professor of nursing.
2020-01-21 To improve safety and lifespan for existing bridges and tunnels, researchers in the subject of Structural Engineering at Luleå University of Technology will develop digital twins for this purpose. Routine inspections of bridges and tunnels are usually done by an inspector performing visual observati...
2020-01-15 Female entrepreneurs can be more successful in fundraising processes by anticipating and handling potentially biased responses to their pitches, according to a large-scale study led by Luleå University of Technology's professor Malin Malmström.
2020-01-13 New EU legislation on vehicle emissions, the so-called WLTP Directive, is increasing the driving forces for reducing emissions. At Luleå University of Technology, a student group has investigated how spoilers on light trucks might help with that.
2020-01-13 What could the municipalities do to get more businesses started, and how are different municipalities in the country in terms of entrepreneurial activity? A group of students in Industrial and Management Engineering have investigated that.
2020-01-10 The painting Babel's tower, which has been at Luleå University of Technology since 1983, will be taken down as the university leaves the building where the painting hangs. The political brigade painting, which is one of Sweden's largest works of art, measures 18.5 meters and was painted by the artis...
2020-01-10 The Swedish research station Wasa in Antarctica was built 30 years ago. I is built in timber. Dag Haugum is researching how this building has coped with the harsh climate and that knowledge can improve timber structures here at home in the cool Nordic region.
2020-01-07 Luleå University of Technology and the metals research institute Swerim have signed a collaboration agreement on education, research and innovation.
2020-01-03 Researchers at Luleå University of Technology are investigating how elderly perceive the use of new technology that can replace healthcare and care staff at certain stages. It is about, for example, connected shower robots and alarm and surveillance systems.