Welcome to LTU news service! Read the latest news about our research, eduction and what's up at the Luleå University of Technology. You're free to download high-resolution photos from the media library. Top ten news Hear the audio environment before it is available 2018-08-07 Arne Nykänen, Associate Professor of Engineering Acoustics at Luleå University of Technology, is working on a new project to develop sound for virtual 3D environments. The research will improve the tools available to understand how sound in buildings is perceived and affected by environment and arch... Smart factories set new demands on work 2018-07-31 Swedish metallurgy industry is facing a technological development leap, which set new demands on the employees and how to organize the work. Researchers at Luleå University of Technology are now investigating how to prepare for the fourth industrial revolution. Acoustics research can affect the concert halls of the future 2018-07-24 A recently completed research project at Luleå University of Technology has investigated how different types of concert hall acoustics affect the performers' experiences of music performances. The research finds that acoustics have an actual impact on the interpretation of the music - a discovery th... Wax from arctic berries can become new products 2018-07-09 Researchers will explore the possibility of using wax from arctic berries to create new products in cosmetics, dental and packaging materials. The berry wax has a unique chemical composition that will now be studied further. Green and climate bonds have potential to become more efficient 2018-06-29 There has been an immense growth in the green bond market and the investor demand for green projects keeps growing. However, a Nordic legal framework for green bonds is missing. This is something that will be adressed in a new research project at Luleå University of Technology. Honory Doctors 2018 at Luleå University of Technology 2018-06-27 Luleå University of Technology’s Honorary Doctors of 2018 are Lars Martinson, CEO of Martinsons, a world-leading company in wood products industry, Lilian Ryd a cultural historian and author of, among other works, the award-winning book Kvinnor i väglöst land, and Gertrud Åström, one of Sweden’s for... 35 million to data center / IT innovations 2018-06-20 The northernmost region of Sweden could become world leading in data center and large-scale data management. This is in all cases the goal of Datacenter Innovation Nord, one of the projects that recently was awarded funding from Strukturfondspartnerskapet för Övre Norrland. Safer care with digital solutions 2018-06-19 Technique facilitates the elderly's everyday lives and frees human resources so that businesses can handle future demographic trends. It shows the results of the RemoAge project, which has developed and tested new working methods with digital solutions for three years. Successful cooperation brings social benefits 2018-06-08 Reduced energy consumption, positive economic effects and satisfied customers. This was the result when Luleå University of Technology and Luleå Energi cooperated within the framework of the EU-project OPTi. Olle Norberg will be Vice Rector for Space 2018-06-04 Olle Norberg, former Director-General at Swedish National Space Board, will be Vice Rector for Space at Luleå University of Technology.