Linnaeus University (LNU) is one of Sweden’s newest higher education institutions. The university was formed when the University of Kalmar and Växjö University merged in 2010. LNU offers approximately 180 degree programs, and 2 500 single-subject courses to more than 30 000 students at all levels with is 2000 staff members. Its various scholarly disciplines are organized into five main Faculties: Technology, Economics and Business, Life Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities. These faculties offer about 150 courses of study and more than 2,500 individual courses in roughly 100 subjects. Research at LNU is multifaceted and has both depth and breadth, with well-developed collaboration between disciplines as well as surrounding industries, region and society as a whole. LNU had 1,654 (SEK) million in total revenues in 2015. Approximately 28 % is dedicated to research and research education (Annual Report 2015). Recently Ingvar Kamprad (founder of IKEA) and the Inter IKEA Group donated more than €100 million to a foundation that supports research at LNU. Within this proposal, LNU is involved through the Center for Cost-effective Industrial Asset management, under the School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering. LNU is involved in about 600 research projects, several with funding from EU. The most recent EU-grants include among others Bio4Comp (H2020 FETPROACT-2016), EduHealth (H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016), RUBICON (H2020-SC5-2016-OneStageB) and FRONT-VL (Celtic +) QUARTZ (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016), RUBICON (H2020-SC5-2016-OneStageB) and UrbanWaste (H2020-WASTE-
2015-two-stage) and most recently DELTA-FLU (H2020-SFS-2016-2). All are very multidisciplinary projects with high-quality partners. In addition continuing research initiatives under the FP7 include for example The Human Brain Project (Flagship initiative of the H2020). LNU has strategic research and training collaborations within initiatives such as the Bridge (IKEA), Smart Housing Småland, Information Engineering Centre, GOTech and Teknikens hus (The House of Technology) together with the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and most relevant and biggest emplyers regionally, manufacturing industrial partners (such as Volvo Construction Equipment AB and Gnutti Carlo Sweden AB among others).
Role in the PreCom Project
LNU is the coordinator of the PreCoM project and will lead WP1 (Management).
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