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Lulea Tekniska Universitet

Luleå University of Technology has an annual turnover of EUR 160 million. Today the university has 1,700 employees and 19,000 students. Research is carried out in close cooperation with companies such as Shell, Ericsson, Scania, LKAB, Airbus, Volvo Aero, IBM and international universities. Research conducted within Luleå University of technology has a turnover of more than EUR 90 million.
The Division of Operation and Maintenance Engineering was established in the year 2002. Since then, the Division has gone a long way towards establishing itself as a pioneer research group in the field of operation and maintenance engineering. With the increasing awareness that maintenance ensures safe and sustainable performance and creates added value in the business process, industries have started to consider maintenance as an integral part of the business process while applying a holistic view of the asset engineering and management. The Division of Operation and Maintenance Engineering during the 9 years of its existence has grown in size. By the end of the year 2010, the Division has 15 faculty staffs, 5 guest professors and 19 PhD students.
The scope of research activities at the Division covers different areas of engineering sciences and management leading to integrated maintenance engineering solutions for industrial problems. Effective research activities always lead to energy saving and attaining the sustainability goals. The Division has built up competence in the field of operation and maintenance engineering and management with special focus on Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Supportability (RAMS). The Division’s capability covers the Asset Engineering & Management, Reliability and Maintainability modelling, Risk Management, Condition Monitoring, Life Cycle Cost (LCC), Life Cycle Profit (LCP), Service and Product Support, e-maintenance, Performance Management, etc.