Birgitta Bergvall– Kåreborn
Birgitta Bergvall–Kåreborn Vice-Chancellor at Luleå University of Technology. Photo: Tomas Bergman View original picture , opens in new tab/window

Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn suggested as new Vice-Chancellor

Published: 21 September 2017

The University Board’s recruitment committee suggests Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn to be the new Vice-Chancellor of Luleå University of Technology.

– We have had a good recruitment process, with many strong candidates. I am very pleased that the recruitment committee, unanimously, will suggest the hearing groups that Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn should be the new Vice-Chancellor of Luleå University of Technology, says Eva Nordmark, head of the University’s Board and it’s recruitment committee.

Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn, born 1968, is a Professor of Informations systems and since 2011 the university’s Pro Vice-Chancellor.

In a statement, the recruitment committee writes: ”Birgitta has a solid experience of successful leadership on a high level within the academia. She has good regional, national and international contacts within the academia and the surrounding society. Birgitta is communicative. She demonstrates an ability to enthuse and lead, and to be a driving force for development.”

"A solid foundation"

– Birgitta combines a will to lead with an ability to manage the university's wide range of education and research. Her previous efforts provide a solid foundation for good teamwork with the university’s collaboration partners at regional, national and international level, says Eva Nordmark.

On October 5, the hearing groups will meet the candidate for the Vice-Chancellor position. A week later, the University’s Board makes the decision on who they will suggest as new Vice-Chancellor to the government. It’s then the government who makes the formal appointment.

The recruitment committee’s ambition has been that a new Vice-Chancellor should be in place in the beginning of 2018. In their statement, the recruitment committee writes that they propose "that the University Board proposes that the government appoint Professor Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn as new Vice-Chancellor of Luleå University of Technology for the period 2018-01-01-2023-12-31."

– The process has went as planned and I have good hopes that it will be fully followed. We have had a good recruitment process to ensure that we get the best candidate for the position as new Vice-Chancellor, says Eva Nordmark.

During the autumn, six candidates have been interviewed, four of which went on to further assessments.