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Welcome back to the School on 22 April!
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Welcome back to the School of Business, Economics and Law! On 22 April 2023, we look forward to meeting alumni from many decades to celebrate the School's first 100 years! The day offers an afternoon programme with exciting speakers and an evening session with food, drinks, fun and entertainment.

Programme Saturday 22 April 2023

Homecoming begins with an afternoon programme followed by a dinner in the evening. Both take place at the School. You can register for both activities or just one of them. 

Both the afternoon programme and evening programme are now fully booked. We are happy that so many of you wanted to reunite at the School, and sorry that we are not able to welcome you all.

The anniversery year offers many open seminars and events and we look forward to meeting you at these. See the anniversary programme.

Afternoon programme

Time: 14.30 - 17.15
Venue: Malmstensalen, Handelshögskolan, Vasagatan 1
Cost: free of charge
Register for the afternoon programme
The afternoon programme will be in Swedish


  • 14.30 - 15.15 Centennial afternoon tea in the entrance hall with entertainment from the student union
  • 15.15 The School's past, present and future
    Dean Per Cramér welcomes all alumni back to the School
  • The world has agreed on 17 global sustainability goals. Which actions must be taken and what leadership is required to progress towards the 2030 deadline?
    Moderator: Senior Lecturer Anders Sandoff, Department of Business Administration. Anders has many years of experience in research related to sustainability and energy-related issues.
    • Pre-recorded introduction by Jan Eliasson about the process surrounding the creation of the global goals and their importance for the business sector
      Jan is an alumnus of the School and former Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations
    • Göran Carstedt: Leadership, organizational learning and change – for a more sustainable future 
      Göran has a PhD in Business Administration and is an internationally recognised expert in leadership and organizational learning and change. He has extensive experience in senior managerial positions in multinational and international organisations such as Volvo and IKEA, and has also been the holder of the Assar Gabrielsson Visiting Professorship at the School
    • Panel discussion with researchers, alumni and students with:
      Ann Sofie Gullbring, technical safety and environmental manager, Group Trucks Technology, Volvo Group, with extensive experience in the area of sustainability from the private sector in addition to Volvo at Getinge and IKEA
      Lise Nordin, climate coordinator Region Västra Götaland, with extensive experience in the area of sustainability from the public sector, including in regional positions, as Analyst at the Government offices of Sweden (Regeringskansliet) and as a Member of Parliament
      Gunnar Köhlin, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, director of Environment for Development, with over 20 years of experience working with applications of environmental economics in developing countries 
      Kevin Ruf, Master's student at the School

Evening programme

Time: 18.30 - 01.00
Plats: Handelshögskolan, Vasagatan 1
Cover charge: SEK 250
Dress code: business casual
Register for the evening programme, no later than 27 March
The evening will be biligual (Swedish and English)

When was the last time you attended a student dinner? Now you have the chance to experience a fine dining event with the student union, vintage 2023. Led by toastmasters and marshals, a delightful evening awaits with a three-course dinner, entertainment and subsequent bar and dancing. We are seated together with alumni of similar year groups, and hopefully many old friends will be reunited, as well as new acquaintances made throughout the evening.

Activities between the afternoon programme and the dinner

Between the afternoon programme and the dinner, there will be opportunities to have a look at the School, talk to the Deans, meet the student union and the alumni association HHGA, or visit the library's exhibition on "fake news".

Do we have your contact details and your approval?

As alumni, you are important to the School and we hope you want to stay in contact with us. In order for us to continue sending you invitations and information, we need your GDPR consent and updated contact information in our alumni database. Unfortunately, your data (in accordance with the university's regulations) must be removed from the database if you have not actively logged in and registered/updated your contact details before the end of the year. As a consequence, you will not receive any more information from the School as of January 2024.

the centennial mark
Photo: Handelshögskolan

Celebrate the centenary with a donation

By supporting the School you contribute to our development. If you would like to give a birthday present in connection with our centenary, perhaps any of these areas may be of interest:

  • Scholarships for Bachelor’s students
  • Research for a sustainable world
  • Attractive study environment

There are of course many other possibilities if you want to support the School.
Read more.

Homecoming is arranged by the School in close collaboration with:

Questions about homecoming?

Please contact the School of Business, Economics and Law , +46 766-185345
Kajsa Fung, Head of External Relations, Head of alumni relations