New Management Team of the University of Gothenburg Complete
Vice-Chancellor Eva Wiberg has now finalised the University of Gothenburg’s new management team. Current Head of Division Anna Lindholm will take over as university director. Göran Landberg, director of the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular and Translational Medicine, will serve as new deputy vice-chancellor responsible for issues regarding research. Fredrika Lagergren, head of the Department of Applied Information Technology, has been appointed deputy vice-chancellor responsible for issues regarding outreach and cooperation, a newly established post at the University. They will enter their new positions at the turn of the year.
’I’m very pleased to see that the University’s new management team is now complete. The three new members will complement the rest of the team, meaning me, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Mattias Goksör and deputy Vice-Chancellor responsible för education Mette Sandoff, very well. They are not only experienced and driven in their respective areas, but are also very engaged in the wellbeing of the University overall,’ says Vice-Chancellor Eva Wiberg.
The appointment of Anna Lindholm as new university director is the result of an external recruitment process involving 18 applicants. The appointment has been negotiated in accordance with the Swedish Co-determination in the Workplace Act, and now follows a 3-week appeal period before the decision can formally go into effect.
Anna Lindholm will take office on 1 January 2018. Until then, she will continue serving as head of the Division of Administrative Support and of Human Resources. Marie Smedbro will serve as acting university director in the meantime. The university director answers directly to the Vice-Chancellor.
As regards the appointment of the new deputy vice-chancellors, the Vice-Chancellor asked the deans to nominate candidates. Based on the names received, and in consultation with the pro-vice-chancellor and the acting university director, the Vice-Chancellor has decided to appoint Göran Landberg, currently director of the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular and Translational Medicine, to deputy vice-chancellor responsible for issues regarding research. He will replace Staffan Edén, who will retire at the end of the year. Fredrika Lagergren, currently head of the Department of Applied Information Technology, will hold the post as deputy vice-chancellor responsible for issues regarding outreach and cooperation.
Currently head of the Division of Administrative Support within the University Administration, and of Human Resources. Originally a lawyer, she has a background as administrative director at the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Sahlgrenska Academy and as head of the previous Vice-Chancellor’s office. She has also worked as an investigator and a lawyer at for example Lund University.
Since 2012 chief physician and professor of pathology at the Sahlgrenska Academy and the Sahlgrenska University Hospital with research contributions at the Sahlgrenska Cancer Center. In 2015 appointed director of the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular and Translational Medicine. Obtained his doctorate from Umeå. Postdoc in San Diego. Former professor in Lund and, for six years, in Manchester. Has also been part of the management of the Sahlgrenska University Hospital.
Currently head of the Department of Applied Information Technology, previously head of the Department of Political Science. Originally a political scientist, obtained her doctoral degree from the University of Gothenburg in 1999. Has also worked at the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Education. She holds several internal assignments, including as member of the Library Board and vice chair of the University Coordination Board for Teacher Education.
Written by: Karoline Axelson och Ann-Charlotte Schützer
Photo: Johan Wingborg (photo 1 and 2) och Carl-Henrik Trapp (photo 3)