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Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts

Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts (STA) consists of around 200 employees engaged in research and education within both technical and social science areas.

The department conducts research in industrial economics, humanities and technology, social sciences, music and theater. The department has a stimulating research environment where we have, among other things, developed a behavioral science laboratory (DEPICT). The artistic branch of the department's activities also offers a creative environment. The Theater Academy is located directly adjacent to the Norrbotten Theater. The School of Music, which is located in Piteå, contains, among other things, Studio Acusticum, one of northern Europe's most modern concert halls.

We have about 260 employees and conduct research in 12 research topics, divided into 4 departments. A significant proportion of the research is externally funded and takes place in close collaboration with society, public actors and the business community. We have about 5,000 students studying our programs and independent courses.

We conduct technical, economic, social science and artistic educations and are responsible for a large number of educational programs.


DEPICT LAB – Technology based on human conditions

Photo: Johan Baggström

Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts
Luleå University of Technology
Postal address: SE-97187 Luleå, Sweden
Visiting address: A-Building, University Campus, Porsön, Luleå
Phone: +46 (0)920 49 10 00 Fax: +46 (0)920 49 28 18