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Future mining

Demand for metals on the world market is increasing, and the Swedish as well as the international mining industry is increasing its production.

Sweden is the country in Europe which is the most important metal producer, and the Swedish mining industry is important also from a European perspective.The best opportunities to find new ore deposits in Europe can be found in Sweden and Finland.

LTU is Sweden’s centre for research and education which focuses on mining, and the clearly stated ambition is to be an internationally strong centre of excellence.The research covers the whole spectrum, from prospecting via mining and processing to metallurgy and environmental issues as well as research on occupational health and safety, the commodity economy and the societal aspects of extraction and processing.

Swedish School of Mines

Research, education and infrastructure across the entire value chain of minerals and metals

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.

Photo: Privat
"Get an internship position, do your master thesis, or possibly get a summer job at Boliden"

Name: Malin Suup Workplace: Process Technology department at Boliden Mineral AB Service: Head of a group working within Hydrometallurgy and Water treatment

Wilhelm Åberg Photo: Privat
"The university's reputation makes the students sought after on the labor market"

Name: Wilhelm Åberg Workplace: Luleå University of Technology Job: PhD student in Mining and Rock Engineering

Olof Martinsson, Ore Geology
In the media: See the environmentally dangerous mining in Myanmar - arguments for Swedish extraction

According to Olof Martinsson, senior lecturer in ore geology at Luleå University of Technology, the extraction that LKAB is planning for in Kiruna will be something completely different.


Christina Wanhainen

Wanhainen, Christina - Professor and Head of Subject

Organisation: Ore Geology, Geosciences and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Phone: +46 (0)920 492401