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Luleå University of Technology

Luleå University of Technology

Luleå University of Technology (Swedish: Luleå tekniska universitet) is a public research university in Sweden and Scandinavia's northernmost university of technology. The university has four campuses located in the Arctic region and the cities of Luleå, Kiruna, Skellefteå, and Piteå.

Luleå University College was originally established in 1971 and had its first campus in the suburbs of Porsön in Luleå. A couple of years later, after its establishment, Luleå University College merged with the Teacher's Training College of Luleå and the School of Music of Piteå. In 1997, the institution was granted university status by the Swedish government and became then thereafter renamed as Luleå University of Technology.

Luleå University of Technology has two faculties and five departments with around 17,000 students and over 100 study programs. The university has nearly 300 partner universities in over 50 countries all over the world. The university is famous for its groundbreaking collaborations with companies, such as LKAB, Ericsson, Boliden, ABB, and Epiroc, and the high amount of externally funded research.

Luleå University of Technology is consistently ranked among the world's top universities, especially in Mining Science, Materials Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Robotics, and Space Science. The research at the university has a distinct arctic profile and the university is part of several international research collaborations such as the Arctic Five and the Joint Arctic Agenda. Luleå University of Technology is also sometimes called the Space University of Sweden due to its prestigious research and education in Space Engineering.

Luleå University of Technology