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New arena for disseminating research

Published: 24 September 2021

Teknikens Hus and Luleå University of Technology have worked side by side for 33 years. The latest addition to the successful collaboration is Kunskapstrappan – a new meeting place to share research findings and inspire to higher education.

Kunskapstrappan ("The stairs of knowledge") is located at Teknikens Hus in Luleå and was inaugurated on 23 September with a chemistry experiment, to cheers from elementary school students from Porsöskolan. They got to meet the university's Pro Vice-Chancellor Pär Weihed, Teknikens Hus' operations manager Kristina Jonsson and also hear Björn Lindqvist talk about his exciting everyday life as a doctoral student in robotics and AI.

The purpose of Kunskapstrappan is to be an inspiring place for collaboration and research communication. On important goal is to increase interest in higher education at an early stage.

"A unique platform"

– Teknikens Hus is a unique platform for communicating the university's research to all the county's citizens and especially to younger students, therefore we are very happy to finally inaugurate Kunskapstrappan, says  Pär Weihed.
– We are an arena that creates a natural connection between the academy and the county's schools and thereby we can contribute to increasing interest in higher education and secure the future supply of skills, says Kristina Jonsson.

Kunskapstrappan is a result of the Vinnova-funded collaboration project MUSA, methodology for the development of collaboration arenas. An important purpose of Kunskapstrappan is to create a better understanding of what researchers do and what the work with research entails.