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Areas of excellence in research and innovation at CENE

Luleå University of Technology is a leading technical university, and our research aims to provide opportunities and tools for the construction of the attractive and sustainable society. Based on natural resources such as renewable energy, ore, mineral, forest and water, we develop systems, technology and organization that provides opportunities for people to live the good life.

Attraktivt samhällsbyggande
Attractive built environment

We are shaping attractive built environment for the support of sustainable living in cold climate through challenge-driven research of excellence and development of innovative and holistic systems and artefacts.

Framtidens gruvor
Future mining

Demand for metals on the world market is increasing, and the Swedish as well as the international mining industry is increasing its production.Sweden is the country in Europe which is the most important metal producer, and the Swedish mining industry is important also from a European perspective.The best opportunities to find new ore deposits in Europe can be found in Sweden and Finland.

Förnybar energi
Renewable energy

The availability of renewable energy at a competitive price and efficient energy systems with a high level of security of supply are important prerequisites for future sustainable growth.Our vision is to work together with industry and stakeholders within society to create an internationally leading research and innovation environment in order to demonstrate a long-term sustainable energy system.

Gränsöverskridande konst
Innovative art and science

Art can evoke emotions and touch us – make us ask questions, create well-being, or provoke.Art can also help us to communicate experiences and information.When art meets technology, the creativity that exists within each area can together provide new opportunities to solve complex problems.

Hållbara transporter
Sustainable transportation

The future of sustainable transport will depend on smart and innovative solutions to cope with an increase in the flow of goods at the same time as it will reduce the harmful effects on the environment and climate.Demand for better interoperability between different modes of transport, better maintenance, lower energy use, as well as an increase in the capacity of existing transportation systems will be required.The transport of goods and people must function equally well in winter, spring, summer and autumn.

SUN förstasida
SUN – Natural resources for sustainability transitions

SUN creates an excellence environment for multidisciplinary research on the utilization of natural resources and the sustainability challenges and opportunities that are linked to this.