How did it feel to receive the honorary doctorate at the
- I am very honored to now have an honorary doctorate at Umeå
University. The university holds a very high international standard
and to be you honored here feels special, of course.
What was your experience being part of the UID strategic
- I myself am not at all knowledgeable in design. Instead, I
hope I could contribute with business experience from industry
through my previous roles as stock exchange CEO and chairman of an
industry association and also from my current positions as board
member of two publicly listed companies.
As a biochemist, what are the touch points with a place
- The contact points mainly concern my experience of linking
universities with entrepreneurship, which I have a long experience
of doing. The activities at UID, both education and research, are
very often highly relevant in a business-related context.
When thinking about UID, what are your immediate
- Creativity, internationalization and high quality. UID is by
far the only Swedish education that is actually ranked number one
in the world. Among the students, you will find young people from
all corners of the world. The projects brought forth by these super
talented individuals are amazing. Quite simply,
The Annual Celebration at Umeå University takes place in
late October every year. It is an important ceremonial event where
the university installs its newly appointed professors, and
celebrates honorary doctors, scientific award recipients, and every
third year also medalists.
› More information on this year's Annual Celebration