Saimaa UAS to become part of the LUT Group
Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and Saimaa University of Applied Sciences will deepen their cooperation with the purpose of establishing a corporate group, the LUT Group, as of 1 January 2018.
Climate change deteriorates water quality in the Himalayas
LUT's new study shows that global warming affects geochemical processes such as glacier melting, soil erosion and sediments release in the Himalayas. This deteriorates water quality of rivers and lakes, thus significantly impacting the lives of 40 percent of the world's population living in the area.
Power electronics reduce power cuts
The world's first low-voltage direct current micro grid used continuously for electricity distribution was a collaborative creation of LUT and the Suur-Savon Sähkö electricity company. Direct current in the electrical network combined with power electronics reduce power cuts and enable the intelligent use of the electrical network.
The ten most destructive ideas of energy future
"Discourse on energy is constricted by clichés, taboos and mantras that are based on the past. They initiate incorrect chains of conclusions and create a misleading awareness of the present situation," says LUT docent Pasi Vainikka and deconstructs the ten most destructive ideas of energy future.