Luleå University of Technology joins the Swedish Life Cycle Center

Wednesday, 20 September, 2023

Luleå University of Technology is currently experiencing significant growth and is widely recognized for its world-leading expertise across various research fields. The university is actively shaping the future through innovative education and groundbreaking research results. Located in the Arctic region, it contributes to global societal benefits through scientific and artistic research and education, fostering close collaborations with international, national, and regional companies, public actors, and leading universities. Luleå University of Technology boasts an annual turnover of SEK 1.9 billion and currently employs 1,840 staff members while educating 17,670 students.

In the coming years, multi-billion sums will be invested in Norrbotten and Västerbotten, focusing on large-scale projects linked to the green transition. The areas of excellence in research and innovation at Luleå University of Technology will act to develop future solutions that are renewable, precise, attractive, innovative, intelligent, and circular.

LTU’s vision for sustainable development

Luleå University of Technology has set two overarching goals for the coming years:

Becoming a Challenge-Driven University: Acknowledged for their contributions to a competitive and sustainable society.

Characterization by Interdisciplinary and Top-Quality Education and Research: Focusing on the highest quality of education and research through interdisciplinary collaboration.

Luleå University of Technology’s sustainability work is based on a vision to shape the future through innovative education and groundbreaking research results and to create global societal benefits based on the Arctic region. This work is grounded, among other things, in Agenda 2030 and the 17 global goals for sustainable development. This means that sustainable development must be a natural and integral part of LTU’s education, research, collaboration with the surrounding society, and their own operations.

The value of partnership in life cycle thinking

Linn Berglund, Associate Senior Lecturer at the Division for Materials Science, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics at Luleå University of Technology, states, “A collaborative platform within the Swedish Life Cycle Center that fosters competence-building and knowledge exchange in advancing and applying the life cycle field is valuable for sustainable development at LTU, both in research and education. Here, we can further develop knowledge and tools for implementing life cycle thinking in decision-making, thereby contributing to a green transition.”

Linn Berglund (deputy) and Thomas Zobel (ordinary) will be the representatives from LTU in the Swedish Life Cycle Center’s Board.

We are delighted to support Luleå University of Technology in these endeavors and warmly welcome them as our new partner!