Competence

Competence

Northern Sweden is one of the investment hotspots of Europe. Here, a mix of entrepreneurship, cutting-edge technology and several of the world’s leading companies in a variety of fields are to be found. Facebook, for example, have one of their data centers in this region (the first outside of the US). Due to its northerly position, the whole region of northern Sweden has the potential to become a global hub for data traffic.

The region of Nordic Data Centers holds three universities: Umeå University, Luleå Technical University and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. The Umeå University and Luleå University of Technology have decentralized parts of their research and education to Campus Skellefteå. The two universities join forces in the research and innovation programme Cloudberry Datacenters with the mission to make datacenters and cloud greener.

In this region there are approximately 450,000 inhabitants and the universities give access to research and to 50,000 students in the region. There are a number of university programs and courses that are connected to the ICT industry, for example:

  • Computer networks
  • Computer engineering and electronics
  • Computer game production
  • Computer system administration
  • Applied system science
  • Computer networks
  • Computer technology
  • Master’s program in cross media interaction design
  • Applied system science in design, interaction and innovation