Lapland UAS and European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN sign cooperation agreement
With the agreement signed now, the engineer training at Lapland UAS gets a key partner, making possible entirely new type of cooperation and projects.
With the newly signed agreement extending until 2018,
the UAS has the opportunity to send two mechanical engineering students
to work at CERN for a summer and participate in designing the Large
Hadron Collider (LHC) in a student project.
Principal Lecturer Lauri
Kantola (mechanical engineering), Senior Lecturer Kenneth Karlsson (information
and communication technology) and Senior Lecturer Ari Pikkarainen (mechanical
engineering) worked for a while at CERN in previously agreed cooperation
projects just before the new agreement was signed.
engineering project concentrated on cryostat, which can be used to test
the properties of various materials near the absolute-zero temperature
(4.2 Kelvin). The structure of cryostat is re-designed to suit various
testing methods. This work is carried out in Finland as students'
The prototype of the virtual model manufactured for CERN by
the information and communication technology training laboratory
received excellent feedback. Virtualisation cooperation was also
discussed with the persons responsible for the publication of the open
data of the CMS test.
Lapland UAS and CERN aim to establish a
permanent cooperation relationship, whereby the various fields of the
UAS can realise projects together with CERN. With the agreement, degree
programmes can sign covered agreements to define the work to be carried
out in more detail. The information and communication technology
training is preparing its own covered agreement.
of Applied Sciences Rector Martti Lampela and CERN Head of Engineering
Roberto Saban signed the cooperation agreement at CERN headquarters in
Switzerland on 3 December 2015.
Senior Teacher Lauri Kantola (mechanical engineering, Kemi), tel. +358 50 337 6901
Lecturer Kenneth Karlsson (information and communication technology, Rovaniemi), tel. +358 40 726 6871
Lecturer Ari Pikkarainen (mechanical engineering, Kemi), tel. +358 50 310 9437
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CERN (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire)
the basic structure of the universe. The physicists and engineers
working at CERN have available the world's most extensive research
technology to study the essence of matter and the forces holding it
together. 21 countries are members states of the organization. Finland
became a CERN member in 1991. Among other inventions, the World Wide Web
and the particle collider have been developed at CERN.
LHC (Large Hadron Collider)
the world's largest particle accelerator. It is 27km long, and it is
used to study the Big Bang and the moment just after it. With the
accelerator and its test stations, collisions of various particle beams
and the phenomena and particles created in them can be studied.