Luleå University of Technology

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name = Luleå University of Technology
native_name = Luleå tekniska universitet
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established = 1971
type = Public University
endowment =
staff = 1,600 (2005)
president = Pia Sandvik Wiklund
students =
undergrad = 13,600 (2005)
postgrad =
doctoral = 680 (2005)
city = Luleå
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country = Sweden
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affiliations = EUA, UArctic
website = http://www.ltu.se/

Luleå University of Technology or "Luleå tekniska universitet" is Scandinavia's northernmost university of technology. It has four campuses, located in Luleå (the main campus), Kiruna (space science), Skellefteå (wood technology and computer game engineering) and Piteå (Dep of music and media).

The university was founded on June 1 1971 at Porsön in Luleå as "Högskoleenheten i Luleå". The name was later changed to "Högskolan i Luleå" ("Luleå University College") and in 1997 to the current "Luleå University of Technology". In 1977 it was merged with the older Teacher's Training College of Luleå and a year later Piteå School of Music (Musikhögskolan i Piteå) was created.

tudents' unions

As of 2005, there are three students' unions at the university, "Teknologkåren vid Luleå tekniska univeristet" (the "Student Association of Engineering at Luleå University of Technology") [ [http://www.tkl.ltu.se Teknologkåren vid Luleå tekniska universitet - Hem ] ] for students studying towards an engineering or other degree within the field of technology, "Piteå Studentkår" (the "Students' Union in Piteå") [ [http://www.pitestudentkar.se/ PiSk - Piteå Studentkår ] ] and "Luleå studentkår" ("Luleå Students' Union") [ [http://www.luleastudentkar.com/ Luleå Studentkår ] ] for most other students.

The unions are divided into sections, each responsible for a number of academic programmes. They are run by a board of eight to ten students for no profit.

Luleå Students Union has the following sections:

* SNS or "Statsvetar- och Nationalekonomsektionen" for political science and economics
* "Pedagogsektionen" for teacher education
* SySek or "Systemvetarsektionen" for systems science
* EkSek or "Ekonomsektionen" 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 Skellefteå

The Student Association of Engineering has the following sections:

* "Datasektionen" [http://www.datasektionen.com/] for computer science, space engineering, engineering physics and some other areas
* "Geosektionen" [http://geo.studorg.ltu.se/] for civil engineering, rock engineering and related programmes
* "Industriell managementsektionen [http://www.i-sektionen.se/] " for Industrial Management and Engineering
* "Kirunasektionen" for students in Kiruna
* "Maskinteknologsektionen" [http://msekt.studorg.luth.se/] for mechanical engineering and related programmes
* "Skellefteå teknologsektion" for engineering students in Skellefteå
* "Doktoranderna" for PhD students

ocieties

* LUDD, Luleå Academic Computer Society"

Noted alumni

* Stina Honkamaa, CEO Google Sweden
* Adam Dunkels, Ph.D, SICS
* Ulf Henriksson, CEO Invensys
* Esther Jennings, Ph.D, JPL

ee also

* Umeå Institute of Technology
* List of universities in Sweden

Notes and References

External links

* [http://www.ltu.se/ Luleå University of Technology] - Official site


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