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Vice-Chancellor Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn new member of IVA

Published: 10 December 2020

Kungl. The Royal Academy of Sciences (IVA) strengthens its competence and know-how with 42 new members, seven of whom are international. Among those elected are Johan Kuylenstierna, Deputy Chairman of the Swedish Climate Policy Council, Johan Forssell, CEO of Investors, Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn, Vice-Chancellor at Luleå University of Technology and Director Andreas Schleicher from the OECD.

– It feels very honoring to be elected to IVA, which is a historically prestigious academy that through projects such as Hållbar Nystart Sverige, Jobbsprånget and Tekniksprånget both address important societal challenges and contribute concretely to a positive development, Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn says, Vice- Chancellor at Luleå University of Technology .

The Royal Academy of Sciences (IVA) strengthens its competence and know-how with 42 new members, seven of whom are international. Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn is one of among four new top names mentioned.

– IVA's task is to improve society by promoting engineering and economic sciences and the development of business. Knowledgeable and competent members are a prerequisite for fulfilling the academy's purpose. The newly elected members, top names in the corporate world and recognized researchers, are a fantastic resource for the academy, Tuula Teeri says, CEO of IVA.

IVA has 1300 elected Swedish and foreign members. They are decision-makers, specialists and researchers from business, academia and administration. H.M. The King is IVA's highest patron and actively participates in IVA's activities.

IVA has 1300 elected Swedish and foreign members. They are decision-makers, specialists and researchers from business, academia and administration. H.M. The King is IVA's highest patron and actively participates in IVA's activities.

IVA's highest decision-making body is the Academy Meeting. Here, all members have the right to vote, including when decisions on the election of Swedish members are made on the basis of proposals from the departments