New Board for CRS2018-06-11
Vice Chancellor Johan Sterte, recently appointed the new board for CRS as the mandate period had run out on May 31. Some members of the board are new, while some guarantee a continutiy to the development of CRS. The mandate period is from 1st of June 2018 to 31st of May 2021.
The board gathers both external members and members recruited from within the University.
External board members are:
Gunnel Forsberg, (member of present board) chair, professor emerita in Human Geography, particularly urban and regional planning at Stockholm University
Maths Isacson (new member) professor emeritus in Economic History at Uppsala universitet
Susanne Søholt (new member), pol dr i Political Science at Oslo Metropolitan University and By-og regionforskningsinstituttet NIBR
Lukas Smas (member of present board), associate professor in Human Geography, urban and regional planning at Stockholm University
Sigrid Hedin (member of present board) dr in Human Geography and director of regional development at the analysis unit at the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth
Anders Olsson (member of present board) strategist in research and innovation at Region Värmland.
Internal board members are:
Clary Krekula (new member) professor of Sociology
Henrik Örnebring (new member) professor of Media and Communications Studies
Kristin Wiksell(member of present board), PhD representative,
PhD in Sociology.
- The research at CRS is about creating societies, a broad field not least from a sustainability point of view. How can we build and develope societies, froman ecological, economic and social sustainable perspective? The board plays an important part and is an excellent forum for discussing issues for the future, both for the research field itself and for CRS as a research environment. It is a good board, with a lot of competence, knowledge and experience. There is a good combination of new members and continuity from the previous board, says Margareta Dahlström, professor of Human Geography and Director of CRS.