Luleå University of Technology
Luleå University of Technology of Sweden is Scandinavia's northernmost university of technology. It has four campuses, located in Luleå, Skellefteå and Piteå; the university was founded on 1 June 1971 at Porsön in Luleå as Högskoleenheten i Luleå. The name was changed to Högskolan i Luleå. In 1997, it was granted university status by the Swedish government, is since known as Luleå University of Technology. In 1977 it was merged with the older Teacher's Training College of Luleå and a year Piteå School of Music was created. LTU offers 17 Master programs that include programs in Civil Engineering, Climate Sensitive Urban Planning and Building, Wood Technology, Spacecraft Design along with other programs; as of 2005, there are three students' unions at the university, Teknologkåren vid Luleå tekniska universitet for students studying towards an engineering or other degree within the field of technology, Piteå Studentkår and Luleå studentkår for most other students. The unions are divided into sections, each responsible for a somewhat arbitrary number of academic programmes.
They are run by a board of eight to ten students for no profit. Luleå Student Union has the following sections: SNS or System, Nytta och Samhälle for political science and systems science Pedagogsektionen for teacher education EkSek or Ekonomsektionen i Luleå for business administration PuSS or Psykologi- und Sociologisektionen for psychiatry and sociology JF or Juridiska Föreningen for jurisprudence BofS or Bodens Förenade Studenter for students in Boden LEKIS or Lärare och Ekonomer i Skellefteå for teaching and business students in SkellefteåThe Student Association of Engineering has the following sections: Datasektionen for computer science, space engineering, engineering physics and some other areas Geosektionen for civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, chemical engineering, environmental engineering and many other programmes Industriell managementsektionen for Industrial Management and Engineering Kirunasektionen for students in Kiruna Maskinteknologsektionen for mechanical engineering and related programmes Skellefteå teknologsektion for engineering students in Skellefteå Doktoranderna for PhD students Adam Dunkels, Ph.
D, SICS Mikael Degermark. MsC Ph. D. Energetically modified cement Umeå Institute of Technology List of universities in Sweden List of forestry universities and colleges Luleå University of Technology - Official site
Norrbottensteatern, is a Swedish regional theater company located in Luleå. The company was formed in 1967, was the first Swedish theater company with a regional mission, it has as its duties to play theater to adults and children in Luleå and the 13 municipalities of the Norrbotten county. The theater is run as a foundation; the theater house was built in 1986, is situated in the northern harbor in Luleå. The house is built as three wooden houses linked together, mimics the boathouses, situated in the harbour prior to the theater. A fourth house holds the regional dance centre, the fifth the Luleå theater academy; the house holds three stages. Official website
Luleå is a city on the coast of northern Sweden, the capital of Norrbotten County, the northernmost county in Sweden. Luleå is the seat of Luleå Municipality. Luleå has the seventh biggest harbor in Sweden for shipping goods, it is a center for extensive research. Luleå University of Technology is one of Sweden’s three technology universities and the northernmost university in Sweden; the town's Royal charter was granted in 1621 by King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden. The original town was situated; the town had to be moved in 1649 to the current site, due to the post-glacial rebound that had made the bay too shallow for ships to enter. The Gammelstad Church Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 1805, Luleå only had 947 inhabitants, but in 1865 Luleå succeeded Piteå as the county town in Norrbotten county and now had around 1400 residents. In the 1860s the industries started taking root in the city; the town has been plagued by fires in 1653, 1657 and in 1887, the fire in 1887 was a devastating fire that destroyed most of the town, sparing only a few buildings.
The Neo-Gothic Cathedral, dedicated in 1893, standing at 67 meters, is the tallest building in town. Luleå's commerce and industry are a mix of industry, education and services. Major employers in the city are the SSAB Luleå University of Technology. A Swedish Air Force wing, F 21, is stationed near Luleå at the neighbouring Luleå Airport. Other major employers include Gestamp HardTech; the information technology industry in Luleå has about 2000 employees. Luleå is the home of technological milestones. Broadcast radio: RDS, DAB, DARC The Luleå algorithm for routing Living Labs: leading European service testbed with 6000 users Marratech: pioneers in Internet-based E-meetings – acquired by Google, releasing in November 2008 video-chat support in Gmail Arena project, IT in Sports: sensors, handheld wireless video Estreet project: First large-scale mobile marketing experiment On 27 October 2011, Facebook announced it would locate its first data center outside of the United States in Luleå; the whole facility is made up by a set of three 28,000 m2 buildings.
The first building was to be operational in 2012. The establishment will help turn the Luleå region into a major node for European data traffic; the town's northern location and that it will become a hub for data traffic in Europe has generated a new epithet for the Luleå region – The Node Pole. The Node Pole region provides stable, low-cost electricity, 100-percent derived from renewable sources. In addition, they cite the benefits of low cooling expenses, given that the region is one of the coolest in Sweden. Sweden's long political stability is cited as another long-term benefit of the Node Pole's location. Facebook expands into Luleå The new European computer center in Luleå is Facebook's first investment outside of the US; some of the reasons that Facebook choose Luleå were because of natural cooling due to the climate, cheap electricity, reliable electrical networks, clean energy. The computer center is the largest in Europe, with 84,000 m2, comparable to 11 football fields; the computer center will process large amounts of data through thousands of computers working as one.
The establishment of Facebook in Luleå has led to other companies realizing the potential of establishing in Luleå. The positive effect has been noticeable at the university where the applications rate has risen with 18 percent- Luleå Science Park has had an increase with 25 percent of new established companies. Luleå has a subarctic climate, which borders on a continental climate with short, mild to warm summers and long, snowy winters. Due to the Gulf Stream, Luleå has a warmer climate than other cities on the same latitude and some that are further south in Canada, Northeast China, Siberia. During the summer in June and July the temperature in Luleå can some days rise to around +30 degrees Celsius. Summers are bright, with marginal twillight being the only exception during the summer solstice. Newspapers include: Norrbottens-Kuriren Norrländska Socialdemokraten Public transport in Luleå is operated by Luleå Lokaltrafik and consists of five main bus lines, an additional five bus lines, direct connection bus traffic and night bus service.
From Luleå Bus station, Länstrafiken i Norrbotten operates several regional bus lines within Norrbotten County. Luleå Airport, located 7 km south of the city centre, is the fifth largest airport in Sweden, with about 1.2 million yearly passengers. It is the largest airport in Norrland; the domestic route to Stockholm Arlanda Airport is the third busiest domestic route in Sweden with over 1 million passengers per year. Luleå Lokaltrafik operates connections to and from Luleå Airport via Line 4 and 104. In total, there are about 15 additional charter destinations; the Stockholm Arlanda Airport route is operated by Scandinavian Airlines and Norwegian Air Shuttle and serves the vast majority of passengers at the airport with about 16 daily connections each way. Scandinavian Airlines operates a direct connection to Göteborg Landvetter Airport. Nextjet operates connections to and from Göteborg Landvetter Airport