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Eva Nordmark, chairman of the University Board at Luleå University of Technology, appointed as Labor Minister by Stefan Löfven. View original picture , opens in new tab/window

Chairman of the University Board of Luleå University of Technology appointed new minister

Published: 10 September 2019

Eva Nordmark, chairman of the TCO and chairman of the University Board at Luleå University of Technology, since 2013, has been appointed new Labor Minister. Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn, Vice-Chancellor of Luleå University of Technology, congratulates her on the appointment.

– We would like to congratulate our Chairman Eva Nordmark, who has been appointed Minister of Labor in the Swedish Government. She has been an incredibly committed and active chair of the university board, not least in the work of developing the university's new strategy, Vision 2030, where she as chair took a strong leadership. She runs the question of lifelong learning and emphasizes the role that the academy has in the matter. We wish her all the best! says Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn, Vice-Chancellor, of Luleå University of Technology

Today, the Riksdag opens after the summer holidays and in connection with this, Prime Minister, Stefan Löfven presents new ministers in the government and the Government's intended policies for the coming year. Eva Nordmark was appointed new Labor Minister after the departure of Ylva Johansson. Eva Nordmark, who is a native of Luleå, was appointed Chairman of the Board of the University at Luleå University of Technology in 2013. She was a member of the Board of Luleå University of Technology  already 1995-2000. This is how she commented in 2103-05-01, that she on that day, was appointed chairman of the board at Luleå University of Technology.

– It feels great and honorable and a bit like being able to come home. I was a member of the board in the 90's when LTU became a university and before I also read political science at the university. Now I look forward to starting my mission, Eva Nordmark, said.

Eva Nordmark, formerly Eva Persson Sehlin, has chaired the TCO since 2011 and beforethat, she was, Union  chairman for the union SKF (Vision). She was the first female chairman of SSU Norrbotten, 1992-1995, and has been a member of parliament for the Social Democrats. In 2018, Eva Nordmark was named knight of the French National Order of Merit Ordre National de Mérite, for her commitment to women's rights, work for the social dialogue in Sweden and Europe - and commitment to higher education.