Västerbotten Investment Agency

Europe’s premier university for cold climate and hard rock mining research


Luleå University of Technology is the northernmost university of technology in Scandinavia and with world-class research and education. Luleå University of Technology conducts research in the Faculty of engineering and the Faculty of arts and social sciences. Research at the University has an annual turnover of more than EUR 57 million and comprises 69 research subjects in 6 research profiles and 6 development profiles. 

The research is characterised by multidisciplinary cooperation between the University’s research departments and close interaction with trade and industry and society. Both major international and national companies and small enterprises in the region are involved in the University’s research and development projects. The companies also cooperate in the University’s research centres.


Strenghts of Luleå University of Technology
-Leading-edge research
-Applied research
-Research profiles and development profiles
-The geographical location – climate
-Warm and welcoming

Research areas
Faculty of engineering
Turnover EUR 38 milllion*
53 research subjects

Faculty of arts and social sciences
Turnover EUR 8 million*
16 research subjects
* excl contract reserach