Swerea SICOMP has funded ten doctoral students at Luleå University. A number of shared services has also been established, and as further proof of the strong ties forged between the parties and that this interaction is of the highest quality, 14 people awarded doctorates at Luleå University are working at the Institute today.
The university professors in research subjects Fluid, Wood and Bionanocomposites, Computer Aided Design and Energy technique has previously been employed at Swerea SICOMP. Hansson has also stimulated and made possible the creation of joint research and competence centers. This has resulted in a major commitment for the university, for example within Swedish wind power technology center as well as in the establishment of the joint competence center Composite Centre Sweden.