Ylva Fältholm, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Gävle was elected as new member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA).
“I am deeply honoured to be elected to participate in the important work of IVA. The fact that I am now a member of this great network will also benefit the University of Gävle,” Ylva Fältholm says.
Last Wednesday, IVA announced that seven new members had been elected. One of these is Ylva Fältholm, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Gävle.
Founded in 1919, IVA is the oldest academy of engineering sciences in the world. There are 1300 elected members, and of these 1000 are Swedish. IVA’s mission is “to promote the engineering and economic sciences and the advancement of business and industry for the benefit of society.” Twelve divisions monitor issues within their field, arrange seminars and participate in councils and projects.
Ylva Fältholm was elected to the Mechanical Engineering Division.
“IVA is a very important actor in the borderland between academia and society. I would like to contribute with my experiences as a researcher, particularly in issues that concern the collaboration between the higher learning institution, the business sector and the surrounding society at large,” Ylva Fältholm says.
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.
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.