Vice-chancellor on walking tour

Published: 12 February 2020

On Wednesday, vice-chancellor Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn and pro vice-chancellor Cathrine Norberg visited the Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics for a tour. The focus was on infrastructure for research and education.

The tour began with a short talk by head of department Elisabet Kassfeldt, who highlighted priority areas at the department.

These include high-quality infrastructure as a prerequisite for pioneering research results and work to stimulate development and innovative education.
Each responsible head of subject was then given the opportunity to show his / her lab and talk about activities currently going on.
Staffan Lundström, professor and head of subject in fluid mechanics, received the guests in the John Field laboratory.
- I'm glad that the principal shows interest and wants to see what we are doing here. Management acts as our representatives externally, and so it is important that they have good insight into our subjects, says Staffan Lundström.

Vice-chancellor Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn was pleased with the tour and saw the importance of being updated on what is going on in the business.
- It is also good to see how incredibly crucial the infrastructure is. If we do not have the right instruments, we cannot do the kind of research we want, says Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn.
She emphasized the importance of meeting the staff to see what is most interesting at the moment.
- This is also a very strong and good institution that really has everything from basic research to the more applied sciences. Very interesting, says Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn.