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Department of Health, Education and Technology, HLT

The department's research and education are in demand of the society. In order to offer interesting, relevant and exciting research and education, we work with constant development that corresponds to the demand that exists in the social sector health and learning. Within the framework of the department's nine research topics, there are opportunities to create exciting interdisciplinary collaborations.

The shortage of academic and vocationally trained staff in the health and learning sector means that our students are in great demand in the labor market. The educations the department provides at the undergraduate and advanced level are characterized by a big interest and good quality. A large part of the training is carried out in distance form. An important aspect for continuing to respond to society's needs is the collaboration we have with the surrounding society.

The department also houses exciting and cross-border research in health and learning as well as research with a technical focus. There are also laboratory environments with artificial intelligence, robotics and sensors. A number of research and development projects are also underway in collaboration with municipalities and Region Norrbotten.
The department has two graduate schools with different specializations, The Graduate School Practice-based Educational Research (PROFS) and the Academy of Health of the Future. Both offer a cohesive doctoral education environment for admitted doctoral students.

Research subjects and educational subjects

The division has eight research subjects in health and learning

"Northern lights in the sky and a glittering snow environment !"

Moa Snöbohm, Stockholm, thanks to her fate that she ended up at the physiotherapist program in Luleå. She finds it easy to study in a city like Luleå where the students live close to school and live a life together with training, cooking, partying, excursions and of course a lot of late study nights.

Photo: Mellby Gård
His career took off in Luleå

Rune Andersson became the first employee at the then University Unit in Luleå in 1971.

Photo: Lars Andersson
"Great to take a walk on the ice road"

Tove Sundsröm is studying the third year of basic education f-3. She is 27 years old and comes from Luleå.

Study shows less studied areas of Parkinson´s disease

In a new study, researchers from Luleå University of Technology have investigated one of the most detrimental diseases of mankind, Parkinson’s disease (PD). “We found that one area which is less studied is the alterations of ion channels/gap junctions which disturb the ionic equilibria across different brain cells and thus result in PD”, says Vaibhav Sharma, Post Doctor and Fredrik Nikolajeff professor

Daniel Sörman
Can advanced video games sharpen our thought processes?

Is it the case that advanced computer games train our cognition, different thought processes, or is it the case that those who already have good cognition become good at video games? "We had 337 people who play the popular game Dota 2 to answer questionnaires and do various tests to investigate the connection between cognitive ability and ranking in the video game", says Daniel Sörman, senior lecturer in Engineering Psychology, at Luleå University of Technology.

Department of Health, Learning and Technology
Luleå University of Technology
Postal address: 971 87 Luleå
Visiting address: University area, Porsön
Phone: 0920-49 10 00