Swedish institute of Space Physics

The Swedish Institute of Space Physics (Institutet för rymdfysik, IRF) is a governmental research institute with 110 employees. Its primary task is to carry out basic research, education and associated observatory activities in space physics, space technology and atmospheric physics. IRF has employees in Kiruna, Umeå, Uppsala and Lund. The main office is located in Kiruna (geographic coordinates 67.84° N, 20.41° E).

Esrange Space Center

Esrange Space Center is located in northern Sweden, 45 km from the town of Kiruna at 67oN, 21oE.


(European Incoherent Scatter) Scientific Association (EISCAT)

The University of Tokyo

Samara State Aerospace University

Samara is a city in Russia. It takes a two hour flight from Moscow and is is located along the river Volga.

The collaboration between SSAU and LTU is in its premature phase. Presently we try to establish exchange on master level and also possibilities for master thesis work. Also PhD students may spend part of their education at the partner university.

Partners within the RIT-project