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LiU seeks 400 MSEK per year

Linköping University (LiU) is seeking a third of the 1,3 billion SEK (119 billion Euros) government fund for strategic research development.

LiU has submitted 11 applications as the main applicant and four more in partnership with other Swedish universities. The total sum applied for is 400 MSEK (37 million Euros) per year in increased funding.

LiU has submitted applications in the following areas:

IT and Mobile Communication

Security and Emergency Management

Manufacturing Engineering

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Materials Science


Molecular Biosciences

Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine



Care Sciences

LiU is a partner in applications by other universities in the following areas:


Marine Environment


Transport Research

The research councils Vinnova, the Swedish Research Council, Formas and the Swedish Energy Agency will now begin their assessment of all applications, with decisions expected in the summer 2009. Low level funding will begin in 2010 with the bulk of the programme fully functional between 2012 and 2014. After this period the projects will be evaluated and if deemed successful the annul funding will stay in place indefinitely.

LiU’s Rector Mille Millner believes the chances are good that a big proportion will end up at LiU.

”In general terms the areas of the call are well suited to the profile of Linköping University. In several of the areas, for example Security and Emergency Management and Care Sciences, great importance is placed on an interdisciplinary approach and this is historically a LiU strength”.

“It is, however, very difficult to predict any of the results. We have great hopes for some of the larger applications, such as Materials and IT/Mobile Communication, but there is no way of knowing what the international panellists will say. LiU usually receives between five and seven per cent of Swedish research funding, this could possibly be used as a benchmark.”


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Last updated: 2009-06-03