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Ylva Fältholm proposed as new Vice-Chancellor of University of Gävle

Press release   •   Feb 21, 2017 08:00 UTC

The University Board at the University of Gävle has decided to recommend the Swedish Government to appoint Ylva Fältholm as new Vice-Chancellor of University of Gävle.

- Ylva Fältholm has a strong academic background which will strengthen our vision to work for a sustainable human living environment. She has a solid reputation as a good, very dedicated leader. I am convinced that she will be a perfect Vice-Chancellor for leading our University’s fantastic journey to success, says Chair of the University Board, Carina Blanck,.

A unanimous University Board decided to propose Ylva Fältholm as candidate for Vice-Chancellor of the University of Gävle. Ylva Fältholm was born in 1962 and since 2011 she is professor in Human Work Science in the subject Industrial Work Environment at Luleå University of Technology.

She has held a number of leadership positions at Luleå University, among them Head of Department and Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology, and as such she has been part of Luleå University’s top management. She has been very much involved in external relations and has held a number of honorary and board appointments at, for instance, The Swedish Institute of Space Physics, and The Faste laboratory, a leading centre for innovation.

- The University of Gävle’s strong work for sustainable development is impressive and I am looking forward to continue that work very much. I am very honoured by this confidence in me, Ylva Fältholm says.

The formal and final decision to appoint a new Vice-Chancellor of The University of Gävle will be taken by the Swedish Government. The new Vice-Chancellor will take office in july 2017.

Carina Blank, Chair of the University Board, 070- 999 66 17
Ylva Fältholm, Professor at Luleå University of Technology, 0920-491 408, 070-698 64 98

Text: Douglas Öhrbom
Photo: Linnea Lindberg

Education and Research at a Scenic Campus.
The University of Gävle has approximately 14 500 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.