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Researcher from Gävle awarded honorary professorship by top Indian university

Press release   •   Mar 05, 2020 12:49 CET

“This honorary professorship I was awarded by Amity University New Delhi paves the way for collaborations and strengthens the University’s reputation,” says Magnus Isaksson, professor in electronics och deputy vice-chancellor of strategic development.

Magnus Isaksson received the award at the Amity University in New Delhi when he was key note speaker at an international conference on signal processing and integrated networks which focused on topics like robotics, wireless communication, medical image processing and pattern recognition.

Technology for an aging population

In his speech, Magnus Isaksson focused on how technology can help solve the global challenges of an aging population. In 2050, the percentage of people over 80 will have increased significantly.

“At the University of Gävle, we conduct cutting-edge research on creating opportunities for the sick and the elderly to continue to lead an active life even if they lose some of their mobility,” Magnus Isaksson says.

Research teams from Gävle have collaborated with Amity and a few other Indian universities regarding research on electromagnetism, on microwave radar technology and also within robotics.

“Today, the University has many international research collaborations as well as collaborations within third-cycle education. This honorary professorship confirms that in general the University of Gävle conducts world-class research,” Magnus Isaksson says.

Amity University

  • Amity University is an international university with 150 000 students.
  • Amity is ”Ranked India’s #1. Pvt. University” and ranked among the top three percent of all universities, according to World University Rankings 2018.
  • Amity’s main campus is located in New Delhi and other campuses are located in London, Dubai, New York, South Africa, San Fransisco, China, Amsterdam and Singapore.


Magnus Isaksson, professor in electronics och deputy vice-chancellor of strategic development
Phone: 070-360 82 49

Text: Douglas Öhrbom

Education and Research at a Scenic Campus.
The University of Gävle has approximately 17 000 students, more than 50 study programmes and second-cycle programmes, about 1 000 courses in humanities, social and natural sciences and technology.

Research Profiles
Built Environment and Health-promoting Working Life are the general research profiles of the higher education institution. Important parts included are Spatial Planning with a specialisation in Sustainable Built Environment and Musculoskeletal Disorders with the purpose to prevent work-related injuries. In 2010, the higher education institution received permission to carry out third-cycle programmes in the profile area of Built Environment.
The higher education institution has applied for permission to carry out third-cycle programmes in technology, humanities and social sciences.