Pam Fredman is awarded Pro Studio et Scientia
Pam Fredman, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Gothenburg, is awarded the medal Pro Studio et Scientia - for commitment and science. With this award, the School of Business, Economics and Law wants to recognize and honour people who have made extensive and long-term efforts to support and promote the School's activities.
"As the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Gothenburg, and through her great international commitment to sustainability issues, Pam Fredman has strongly contributed to the development of collaboration and competence development in the area of sustainability,” says Per Cramér, Dean of the School of Business, Economics and Law.
Pam Fredman was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Gothenburg in the years 2006 to 2017. Today, she makes an extensive contribution to the area of sustainability through her role as acting director of the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers' joint collaboration platform, the Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development (GMV). She is also chairman of the board of Environment for Development (EfD) – a global network of research centres with the purpose of increasing the use of environmental economics to reduce poverty and increase sustainability in the Global South. EfD has its domicile at the School of Business, Economics and Law.
During the years 2016 to 2022, Pam Fredman was President of the International Association of Universities (IAU). In 2018, the IAU launched its work for sustainable societal development where the Global Goals established by the UN are reached. Within this, the University of Gothenburg leads the global network of universities that work together to develop expertise and share knowledge related to Goal 8 (decent work and economic growth). The work is coordinated at the School.
Pam Fredman receives the award Pro Studio et Scientia 2023 with the following justification:
For, with high integrity, great personal commitment and clear academic ideals, to have made important contributions to the School's and the university's development as an ever-stronger academy in step with time.
“It is with great joy and pride that I accept this fine award. It feels overwhelming to be recognized for my efforts as an academic leader and for my commitment to the universities' role in sustainable societal development and the importance of collaboration between academia and other societal actors. The School of Business, Economics and Law has been a forerunner and role model in focusing on sustainable development and collaboration in education and research in a global perspective, and I have had the pleasure of taking part in this development,” says Pam Fredman.