LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY (LiU) was founded as an independent college in 1970. Today LiU is organized in four faculties: Institute of Technology (LiTH), Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences and Educational Sciences. Since its foundation, the university has established itself as an innovative and modern institution in both education and research. The university offers postgraduate studies and research in more than 100 scientific areas within 23 multidisciplinary departments. LiU has over 26000 undergraduate students, 1300 active PhD students and a staff of 3500 people. LiU is an International institution with established research, educational exchanges and higher education cooperation all over the world includes wide practical experience with EU projects. The university region is one of the top ten IT regions in Europe. LiU has exceptionally strong connections with Industry. For instance the university cooperate closely with Mjärdevi and Norrköping Science Parks with more than 370 companies. Many of these companies have their roots in Linköping University research. Some are international leaders in products and research. The Innovations Office at LiU is one of eight in Sweden with a government mission to work with application of research findings. LiU collaborate with other universities in Sweden and have an extensive international exchange. National surveys show that LiU has the highest employment rate for new graduates among Swedish comprehensive universities. About 1500 foreign students come from all across the globe, with over 80 nationalities represented at LiU. Many LiU students study abroad for a semester or a year. The international perspective is essential for LiU strategy. LiU is a research-based university with excellence in education. International rankings, such as Times Higher Education top 100 universities under 50, have placed Linköping University among top higher education institutions in the world. Studying at Linköping University means student-centred learning, an interdisciplinary approach and close collaboration with the business world. It also means high student satisfaction, as the International Student Barometer - the world's largest survey comparing graduate schools, institutes of higher education and universities - showed in the past few years. With more than 20 international master’s programmes, taught in English, students equip with the knowledge and skills necessary in today’s competitive job market nationally and internationally.

The Institute of Technology LiTH, which will be the project partner is the largest computer and IT institution in Sweden. The Division of Communication and Transport System (CTS) at Linköping University has a long experience of conducting research and education in transportation, especially in the area of Road Traffic Safety. The CTS division includes approximately 20 PhD students and 20 senior researchers. The majority of our research projects are conducted in co-operation with the industry, governmental agencies and national and international institutes and thus financed by external funding. The division involved in several overseas projects in traffic safety e.g. ASNet: Internet-based regional network designed to strengthen the regional cooperation related to traffic safety authorities using ICT in the 10 ASEAN countries; TechTrans:  a sustainable resource centre in Traffic Safety in Russia; Globesafe:  A global benchmarking tool for traffic accidents.



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