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.

The multifarious needs of society and the business community create complex and intractable global societal challenges.Cities that function well constitute the cornerstones of economic development in a country, and are essential for our well-being.More than 1 billion people live in areas with cold climates today.It is especially challenging to build and organize attractive cities with housing, workplaces, shopping centres and infrastructure in a cold climate, so that traffic, transport, energy and water supplies function for all residents in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner.

LTU is one of four universities included in Sweden’s Universities of the Built Environment, and has an outspoken ambition to be a recognized national and international research centre in the area of the built environment.


Thomas Olofsson, Professor, Chaired Professor
Phone: +46 (0)920 493662
Organization: Construction Engineering and Management, Industrialized and sustainable construction, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Kristina Nilsson, Professor, Chaired Professor
Phone: +46 (0)920 491678
Organization: Architecture, Architecture and Water, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

Page Editor and Contact: Jutta Schade

Published: 13 December 2013

Updated: 3 April 2017


Luleå University of Technology is experiencing strong growth with world-leading competence in several areas of research. Our research is conducted in close cooperation with companies such as Bosch, Ericsson, Scania, LKAB, SKF and leading international universities. Luleå University of Technology has a total turnover of SEK 1.6 billion per year. We currently have 1,700 employees and 15,000 students.


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