Malin Broberg
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Malin Broberg proposed as next Vice-Chancellor


The University Board has today, 20 January, unanimously decided to propose Malin Broberg as new Vice-Chancellor of University of Gothenburg. She is currently Dean at the Faculty of Social Sciences. She will take office as Vice-Chancellor on 1 July.

This means that the Board followed the line of the so-called consultative assembly. The consultative assembly is a collegially elected group that is advisory to the Board, and consists of 70 students, teachers/researchers, and other staff. The assembly interviewed the candidates last week and after a closed vote, Malin Broberg received a majority of the votes.

”I look forward to working with Malin Broberg as Vice-Chancellor. She takes over from Eva Wiberg at an important stage when the work on our vision must continue, the plans for new buildings must be realised, and our international relations must be strengthened”, says University Board Chair Peter Larsson.

The formal decision is made by the Government in spring. Malin Broberg takes office as Vice-Chancellor on 1 July 2023 and will be the 20th Vice-Chancellor of University of Gothenburg.

By: Ulrika Lundin

Malin Broberg in short

Malin Broberg was born in 1971 and is Dean at the Faculty of Social Sciences at University of Gothenburg since 2018. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and became Professor in Psychology in 2013. Her research spans several areas, such as how the Swedish welfare system works for families with disabled children, how different individuals handle stress, and how brain damage affects children’s development.

Malin Broberg has spent periods of time abroad, mostly in the USA. From 2013 to 2016, she was research coordinator at the Region of Västra Götaland’s habilitation and health administration. For three years, she has been the Secretary of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IASSIDD).