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Cecilia Malmström in a korridor at the School of Business, Economics and Lawkorridor på Handelshögskolan
Cecilia Malmström is the holder of the Assar Gabrielsson Visiting Professorship in 2020
Photo: Erika Holm

The Assar Gabrielsson Visiting Professorship

Cecilia Malmström, Sweden's former EU Commissioner, is the current holder of the Assar Gabrielsson Visiting Professorship.

The assignment as Assar Gabrielsson professor comprises 20 percent during the period 1 January 2020 to June 30 2021 (initially until 30 December 2020, which has been extended). As a Visiting Professor, Cecilia Malmström will meet students, researchers, alumni and partners to the School of Business, Economics and law, in discussions and lectures.

– I am extremely pleased to welcome Cecilia Malmström as Visiting Professor at the School of Business, Economics and Law. With her extensive experience from a successful work at the European Commission, she will strengthen the School's activities in areas that are crucial for Sweden's and the world's economic and political development, says Per Cramér, Dean of the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg.

About Cecilia Malmström

Cecilia Malmström grew up in Gothenburg. She holds a PhD in political science from the University of Gothenburg, and for several years she taught in European politics, regionalism and terrorism. She has a long experience of cooperation within the EU, as a Member of the European Parliament in 1999-2006, and as European Commissioner since 2010. During the years 2006-2010 she served as Minister for EU Affairs in the Swedish government. In 2019, Cecilia Malmström was appointed International Swede of the Year.

Appointments with Cecilia

Cecilia Malmström will mainly be available on Tuesdays.

Do you want to make an appointment with Cecilia for a lecture or a meeting, please send an e-mail to

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Cecilia Malmström about the professorship
About the Assar Gabrielsson Visiting Professorship

The Assar Gabrielsson Visitin Professorship in applied corporate management was initiated in 1999 in memory of Assar Gabrielsson (co-founder of Volvo) and is funded through a gift from the foundation Stiftelsen Göteborgs Handelshögskolefond. The purpose of the professorship is to provide students with wider knowledge regarding application of the theories in economics and leadership that they encounter in their studies.

Previous holders of the professorship

Lena Apler, 2018 - 2019
Göran Carstedt, 2015 - 2017
Inga-Britt Ahlenius, 2013 - 2014
Björn Stigson, 2010 - 2012
Håkan Larsson, 2008 - 2009
Lennart Jeansson, 2007
Göran Malm, 2005 - 2006
Marianne Nivert, 2004
Marcus Storch, 2002 - 2003
Claes Dahlbäck, 2001
Björn Wolrath, 2000