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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.

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"A university with close collaboration with the industry"

Name: Catrin Edelbro Workplace: Itasca Consultants AB, Sweden Service: Consultancy

The university collaborates with MAX IV in a unique educational program

A new intersectoral and interdisciplinary project between nine Swedish Universities and MAX IV – a Ph.D. programme called PRISMAS – launches in January 2023. The program is dedicated to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Horizon Europe's essential research and innovation areas. The project will create a connected network of next-generation X-ray experts, enabling various stakeholders to take full advantage of world-leading synchrotron facilities such as MAX IV, while tackling current societal challenges in the same breath.

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"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


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