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Luleå University of Technology (LTU), Sweden

Partner 0: The coordinator LTU

LTU is the northernmost university of technology in Scandinavia. The research at LTU is organized in strong interdisciplinary research areas and in close cooperation with industry and society. LTU research is characterized by the ability to combine engineering science with the humanities, arts, social and natural sciences. It gives perspective and new approaches to current research. Cooperating in research are companies such as Shell, Ericsson, Scania, LKAB, Airbus, Volvo Aero and IBM and the University's international partners such as Monash University and Stanford University.

Luleå University of Technology has an annual turnover of EUR 160 million out of which research has EUR 90 million. Today the LTU has 1,500 employees and 16,000 students.

LTU has lead and participated in a number of EU funded projects including Seventh Framework Programme and Structural Funds projects. The Life Long Learning eLearning-DTN project is a transfer of innovation from the FP7 project N4C. The aims of the FP7 ICT project Networking for Communications Challenged Communities (N4C) has been to extend internet access to people, businesses and authorities operating in remote locations. Both N4C and the present eLearning-DTN was coordinated by LTU, Division of Human Work Sciences.

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Dr Maria Udén, LTU Project Manager for eLearning DTN

Dr Maria Udén

Project Manager and coordinator is Dr. Maria Udén, researcher at the LTU, division of Human Work Sciences. Her CV include an enginering degree (M.Sc.) in Mineral Processing 1988, PhD degree with transdisciplinary profile in 2000, both at LTU. Her area of interest is feminist approaches within the engineering sciences, and women’s conditions in the Arctic economy. The last years Maria have been increasingly engaged in counteracting the “digital divide”.   Dr. Maria Udén has been project manager for the large FP7 N4C project which was successfully finished at the end of April 2011. She is now project manager for the eLearning-DTN.

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