Mid Sweden University in Sundsvall, Sweden

We like to welcome you to Sundsvall on May 31 – June 1 for the the IEEE SPS Summer School and ETN-FPI Training School on Light Field Data Representation, Interpretation, and Compression! Sundsvall is a very popular town for large scale meetings beeing right in middle of Sweden with good  communications. The city is placed between two mountains next to the ocean and offers a unique environment with the majestic stone town and the deep forest just around the corner. If you like to see more of what Sundsvall has to offer please read more at the bottom of the page.

About Mid Sweden University

Mid Sweden University has two campuses, Sundsvall and Östersund, with approximately 13 500 students. The main educational focus at Campus Sundsvall lies within the natural sciences, technology, and media, as well journalist education, teacher training and health education. This is also the home of the STC Research Centre (Sensible Things That Communicate) and the Realistic 3D research group, host of this IEEE SPS Summer School.

Campus Sundsvall is situated a short walk from the city centre. It has lovely scenery, with leafy groups of trees and a beautiful promenade along the river. “Åkroken” – the heart of campus – is built in the 1990s as a city within the city, with alleys and squares, bridges and landing-stages. The striking stone houses reflect the old stone city of Sundsvall and its harbour storehouses, and thereby it preserves a piece of history.


Mid Sweden University has modern lectures halls and rooms for exercises. The IEEE SPS Summer School will have all premises in the same building as the 3D-lab, in which capture, processing and presentation devices are made available for the summer school. Lunch restaurant is a 5 min walk away, even in an underground connection if the weather so demands. 
Click for the Map of campus

Accomodation and travel

To the page for information about travel and accomodation

About Sundsvall

Sundsvall is a middle-sized northern town in Sweden, 400 km North of Stockholm. It has nearly 100 000 inhabitants in the central parts of the municipality. The placement of Sundsvall is an old settlement of Vikings, at which king Gustav IV Adolf founded the town Sundsvall in 1621. The town is surrounded by forests and rivers, which has made forestry the most important industry, but also metal and chemical industries are important. The proximity to the Baltic Sea made Sundsvall into an important place for trade.

In 1888, the whole town burnt down. In the following six years, 600 new houses were built. The sole approved material was stone, which has given the centre a unique appearance. Mid Sweden University is situated at the place of the 1621 town centre. Sundsvall can be reach by flight and by train.

Take the opportunity to extend your visit to Sundsvall! There are many places to visit with beautiful nature both inside and outside Sundsvall. Here are some examples:

St. Olav Trail

St. Olav trail is one of the world’s most northern pilgrim routes where people wandered in the 1000 year. The trail is about 580 km long, a pilgrim with much history and beautiful nature. It stretches from the church ruins in Selånger, Sundsvall by Medelpad and Jämtland to Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway. Experience the trail on foot, by bicycle or on horseback. Read more

The High Coast

During the past 20 000 years, natural forces have shaped a dramatic landscape with the highest coastline in the world. In the High Coast you will find great walks, exceptional views and thrilling activities, as well as calm waters and fishing areas. Read more

Thai Pavilion

Located in the municipality of Ragunda in the North Sweden, 10 000 kilometers from its home country, the only Thai pavillion in the world outside Thailand rises to the sky. It is the most powerful sight in the valley, and it carries the royal spire. The history of the building began in 1897 when King Chulalongkorn of Siam (present Thailand) visited Sweden. The pavillion was opened in 1999it became a symbol of a meeting between two cultures, an open door with a free flow of thoughts and ideas. Read more

You can also visit the website for more information.

Films about Sundsvall

About Sundsvalls beautiful architecture

Living in Sweden’s most beautiful city

A brief film about Sundsvalls and it’s surroundings.


EU_flag ETN-FPI (Project number 676401) is funded under the H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015 call and is part of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions — Innovative Training Networks (ITN) funding scheme