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Per-Erik Lindvall awarded Honorary Doctorate from LTU

Per-Erik Lindvall, Senior Vice President, Technology and Business Development, is among four people who will receive honorary doctorates from Luleå University of Technology.

Per-Erik Lindvall, Senior Vice President, Technology and Business Development, is among four people who will receive honorary doctorates from Luleå University of Technology.

The following four people have recently been put forward by the two university faculties and will receive doctoral degrees at a conferral ceremony in November 2014:

Per-Erik Lindvall, Senior Vice President, Technology and Business Development, LKAB, and Vice Chairman of the University Board, has been awarded the degree of Honorary Doctorate by both the Faculty of Science and Technology and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Luleå University of Technology. The citation read: "As chair of both Bergforsk and the Hjalmar Lundbohm Research Centre, he has helped to develop and finance major research programmes that have made Luleå University of Technology one of Europe's leading mining universities".

Peter Mattei, internationally renowned Swedish opera singer, with roots in Luleå and Piteå, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Luleå University of Technology. On the world stage, he has performed in a wide variety of opera productions at houses including the Metropolitan in New York and La Scala in Milan, and has also arranged his own music festival in Luleå in 2009 and 2011.  The citation read: "With his reputation and international contacts, Peter Mattei is a good ambassador for his home town, and an inspiration to students and staff at Luleå University of Technology".

Alan Begg, Senior Vice President, Group Technology Development, SKF, who holds a degree from Cambridge University, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the Faculty of Science and Technology Luleå University of Technology. He was one of the initiators of the SKF focus on so-called University Technology Centres (UTC), one of which is in Luleå.  The faculty considers, among other things, that "Alan Begg was one of the driving forces behind the establishment of UTC for advanced condition monitoring at Luleå University of Technology".

Russel Lansbury, Professor Emeritus in Work and Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the Faculty of Science and Technology at Luleå University of Technology. Recently, Prof. Lansbury and the University were awarded research grants from the Australian Research Council to analyze the differences in the organization of work at Swedish and Australian underground mines.  The citation read:  "This is a result of a longstanding partnership that has contributed to the development of work sciences studies at Luleå University of Technology".