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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

Could exercise for the brain reduce risk of falling?

Can training of cognitive functions reduce the risk of elderly people falling? This is something researchers in physiotherapy at Luleå University of Technology want to find out. In the Human Movement Science Lab, both cognitive ability and balance in the elderly are examined, as well as how these can be affected through exercise programs.

Hockey players sought for a study about cognitive processing

Do you play ice hockey and are 18 years or older? Welcome to participate in an online study about ice hockey and attention.

Wiwica Sommer
"Winter is even better than I expected"

Through the Nordkvist network, nursing student Wiwica Sommer from Denmark is on an internship in Luleå for one semester. Her expectations for the location and exchange have so far been exceeded.

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