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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.

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.

Photo: Jonny Nilimaa
International interest in university ice research

Many people are interested in the ice research conducted at the Luleå University of Technology, both within the research community and the society. In February, a German TV delegation from the TV company NDR visited Sweden to follow and take part in some of the many winter activities taking place in the Bay of Bothnia.

NCC VD i samtal kring digitalisering och automatisering av byggsektorn med LTU
Discussion about Digitalization, Robotization, and Automation in Construction

Tomas Carlsson, President, and CEO at NCC, visited LTU to discuss digitization, robotization and automation in construction, and at the same time monitoring the latest research on AI.

Magdalena Rajczakowska did her doctorate in building materials Photo: Per Pettersson
Magdalena Rajczakowska did her doctorate in building materials

Stimulated autogenous self-healing of mechanically and thermally cracked cementitious materials


Centre for Stormwater Management

Photo: Johan Casselgren
Competence center in road engineering

The Swedish Transport Administration has decided to finance a new competence center in road engineering with almost half a billion SEK over twelve years, during the period 2023 to 2034, with an annual budget of up to 40 million SEK per year.

Virtual Reality Lab - Lulea University of Technology Photo: Gustav Jansson
Virtual Reality Lab

Used in areas such as in construction, architecture, ore geology, mining and rock engineering.