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Published: 5 April 2018

2018–2019, a strategic effort will be made to strengthen research in the field of health at Luleå University of Technology. The goal is to increase clustering, positioning, visibility and external financing.

The mission is to identify profile areas and develop strategy for university profiling in the field, including external funding

Three initial program areas have been identified, based on community needs and ongoing research at the university: To promote and maintain health, to meet illness and disability, to be offered sustainable care. 

By enabling funds to develop proposed initiatives within these for strong research programs, researchers will contribute to achieving the purpose.

Meritative contexts for all areas are: digitization and other technologies, arctic perspectives, community building, lab research and interaction between subjects and organizations.

Researchers at Luleå University of Technology are given opportunities to propose research initiatives that can be developed into projects with high potential for external financing and international positioning. Winning proposals will receive financial support and advice to proceed. 

Scientific leader

Åsa Engström

Åsa Engström, Professor and Head of Subject

Phone: +46 (0)920 493875
Organisation: Nursing, Division of Nursing and Medical Technology, Department of Health Sciences