SwedNess is a graduate school for neutron scattering operated by six Swedish universities: Uppsala University (coordinator), Chalmers University of Technology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Linköping University, Lund University and Stockholm University. SwedNess has the goal to educate doctoral students to expand Sweden's expertise in neutron scattering to exploit ESS now under construction in Lund.
The school focuses on four thematic areas, fundamental studies of chemical and physical phenomena, functional materials, engineering, and life-sciences and its' technology, providing a spread of expertise but also a sufficient critical mass for excellent research and education. The goal is that the graduate students will gain expertise in neutron scattering techniques by exploiting the different existing neutron facilities so as to be qualified for future involvement in the development of the ESS.
The school stimulates interactions between students, senior researchers and co-operation with ESS. The PhD students form a student network to develop national, Nordic and international contacts. SwedNess co-operates closely contact with the Nordic graduate school that is part of the Nordic Neutron Science Programme.