Research and education in the theme area of Geotechnology are conducted at all of SBU’s member universities. Included are the research subjects of mining engineering, geotechnical engineering, geotechnology, engineering geology, and applied geology (see below, Cooperating departments). The theme has been unified by a common vision, based on the university as the key to the future, and on the aim that Geotechnology should clarify the fundamental social utility of this field of knowledge (see below, Our vision). One of our principal tasks is to take responsibility for the supply of competent engineers and experts with higher education in the subject area (see below, Cooperation in education). The coupling between the research conducted at the universities and the responsibility for education is clear and important.
Swedish Universities of the Built Environment (SBU) is a cooperative organization that includes the activities of research and education at Chalmers University of Technology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Luleå University of Technology and Lund University Faculty of Engineering, which are connected with education of civil engineers.
The organization’s aim is to work for construction-oriented research and education to have greater possibilities of filling the need – created by the trend toward a more sustainable society – for new and interdisciplinary knowledge and competence. Swedish Universities of the Built Environment is organized in seven theme groups.
Theme group leader
Chalmers University of Technology
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