Industrial Doctoral School for Research and Innovation

Umeå University’s Industrial Doctoral School for Research and Innovation (IDS) opens up opportunities for collaboration between university researchers and the private and public sectors through jointly-funded research projects.

In partnership with either companies, third-sector or public-sector organisations, researchers accepted to the school work for four years to answer a research question that is both of mutual interest to the partners and important to future progress. These projects maintain a high level of scientific quality and also generate public benefit, thereby laying a foundation for competitiveness and operational development.

IDS doctoral candidates form part of a multidisciplinary research group and undertake a specially-designed, generic skills-based course package during the programme that prepares them for work outside of academia.

To date, IDS has trained a large number of researchers in collaboration with more than 30 partner companies and organisations, including LKAB, Domsjö Fabriker, Akzo-Nobel, AstraZeneca, the National Association of Swedish Sami, PwC, Skellefteå Kraft AB and the Swedish Performing Arts Agency.

Together, we can identify how your operation can benefit from a high-quality research initiative. Please feel free to contact us for more information.


Director of the Industrial Doctoral School for Research and Innovation

Anna Linusson Jonsson, Professor, Department of Chemistry
Phone: +4690-786 68 90


Benkt Wiklund,
Industrial Doctoral School
Phone: +4690-786 97 36

Postal address

Industrial Doctoral School
Umeå University
SE-901 87 Umeå