Main entrance, Luleå University of Technology. Photo: Luleå University of Technology

Luleå University of Technology

The university brings together around 90 researchers from various disciplines such as sociology, engineering psychology, ergonomics and industrial design. A practical example of the transnational character of the research is Designlab. Here, social scientists and engineers have access to a laboratory for the design and testing of new products and services.

In the context of the research carried on here in political science - gender, organisation and society have developed into a strong field of research. Among other things gender research is being carried out on industrial organization, technological development, innovation, mining, the reindeer industry and hydropower. In work science research, new knowledge is often developed jointly by researchers and interested parties outside of academia, such as the trade unions, trade and industry and non-profit organizations.