Announcer: The Rune Andersson Jubilee Foundation
Deadline: March 10th 2019
The foundation's purpose/intention
The Rune Andersson Jubilee Foundation has the objective to create opportunities for students at Luleå University of Technology to undertake part of their training in countries with rapid economic development. The aim is to give students at LTU opportunity to international studies and the Swedish business community the opportunity to recruit highly skilled employees in the future.
These scholarships are directed preferentially towards students in programs leading to jobs with strong elements of development and/or production of services or products
The annual scholarship amount is a maximum of 450 000 SEK and allocated to one or more scholarships, and can finance the tuition fees and increased living costs during the study period (eg maintenance, insurance, travel to the place of study, study trips during education and literature).
About Rune Andersson
Rune Andersson is the donor and founder of Rune Andersson Jubilee Foundation.
After M.Sc. from Chalmers university in Gothenburg Rune Andersson arrived to the Luleå University Collage as the first employee in 1971. He started his career in building up what became the Luleå University of Technology. He was the Administration manager of the university from 1971 to 1974. Subsequently, Rune Andersson worked in several companies including Plannja and Electrolux, but he is perhaps best known as the CEO of the industrial group Trelleborg in the 1980s.
Rune Andersson has gone from employee to entrepreneur and currently runs the business group Mellby Gård, a group consisting companies within industry and trade.
At the Luleå University of Technology's 40th anniversary in 2011 Rune Anderson established the Rune Andersson Jubilee Foundation as a way to inspire young students to by studies, especially in the BRIC countries, gain unique expertise for the benefit of future growth in the Swedish economy.