Report on life science strategy ready
The University of Gothenburg and Region Västra Götaland have good opportunities to play a leading role in the life science area, both nationally and internationally. This is shown in the report Life Science at the University of Gothenburg and in the Region Västra Götaland written by Professor Harriet Wallberg, which was completed in early September. The report supports the continuation of Sahlgrenska Life.
The strategic local project Sahlgrenska Life is still in the planning phase. The project is run by Region Västra Götaland with the University of Gothenburg as an important partner. The idea is to connect Sahlgrenska University Hospital with the University of Gothenburg's operations at Medicinareberget. These are three new buildings and a rebuild (Odontologen) that will accommodate premises for highly specialised care, research, education and business development.
At the beginning of the year, the project’s co-planning team delivered a report for the next stage of the planning process. Eva Wiberg decided that a study would be carried out by Professor Harriet Wallberg, former Vice-chancellor of Karolinska Institutet, to give an overall picture of the university's strategic development in life science and the potentiality of developing the cooperation between the university, university hospitals, region and industry, which this can provide.
"Given that we have several large construction projects ahead of us, I want to ensure that we have a sustainable, long-term strategy for what we want to achieve with life science. Therefore, I want this study to lift our eyes from an individual project and give us an overall direction," Vice-chancellor Eva Wiberg explained.
The author, Professor Harriet Wallberg, has now submitted her report, Life Science at the University of Gothenburg and in the Region Västra Götaland, to the Vice-chancellor.
The report states that the University of Gothenburg, together with the Region Västra Götaland, the University Hospital and the business community, have excellent opportunities to develop their activities in life science.
The Vice-chancellor will submit the report at the university board meeting on 19th of October, at which the trustees intend to decide on the continued management.
Text: Eva Lundgren