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"Our education programmes promotes Swedish industry’s competitiveness"

Published: 15 March 2018

On their website, Siemens PLM Software draws attention to their collaboration with Luleå University of Technology and highlights the university's strong collaboration with industry.

In a video, teachers at Luleå University of Technology, discuss how students are trained for working life by combining technical skills with software skills in sharp projects. Jan van Deventer, Associate Professor of Industrial Electronics at Luleå University of Technology, gives an example of this when he talks about the university's strong expertise in vehicle dynamics.

– Students learn to integrate embedded systems, such as electrical hardware and associated software, in mechanical systems. Some students undertake ambitious projects such as developing anti-skid, traction control and electronic stability control systems. Because students at Luleå University can build things and test their ideas, they are more than ready to contribute to industry when they graduate. Our education therefore contributes to making the Swedish industry more competitive.

Integrating CAD and engineering theory

Luleå University of Technology has good educational resources in the form of workshops, computer rooms and software, which is a prerequisite for combining theory and practice.

– At the university we teach CAD and engineering theory simultaneously, not as separate subjects. We give students the opportunity to solve real problems and make better products by considering overall function, performance, production and life cycle. We use computer-aided design and simulation for all parts of a product, says Peter Jeppsson, Senior lecturer in Computer Aided Design at Luleå University of Technology.

Below are links to Siemens video and articles on how Luleå University of Technology combines theory and practice as well as how the university benefits from modern software.