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Agneta Marell appointed as new President at Jönköping University

Press Release   •   Jun 01, 2017 12:31 GMT

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Agneta Marell is professor in Business Administration at Umeå University. Her most recent role is as Deputy Vice Chancellor, focusing on collaboration and innovation, at Umeå University, and as the CEO of Umeå University Holding AB. Agneta Marell has had several board assignments in business and industry and has been a member of scientific research councils and foundations. Previous assignments include Dean of Umeå School of Business and Economics and Chief Executive Officer in Örnsköldsvik Municipality.

Agneta Marell is familiar with Jönköping University since she has been a member of the Foundation Governing Board since 1 May, 2016, appointed by the government.

”Agneta Marell has a wide competence and important and relevant experiences from the university sector. She also has managerial experiences from different parts of society. This, together with her personal qualities of determination, energy and a strategic ability while at the same time striving for creating participation in processes and development work, makes her very suitable for the assignment as President of Jönköping University”, says Monica Dahlbom, Chairman of the Board.

”I am happy and proud of the trust I have received from the Governing Board. Education and research at Jönköping University have good reputation both in Sweden and abroad. As a member of the board, I have gained deeper insight into the high quality and development potential of the activities and the central role the university has for industry and public sector. I look forward to being a part of taking Jönköping University even further”, says Agneta Marell.

The recruitment process has been ongoing during winter and the spring. In May, the electoral committee, consisting of representatives of staff and students at Jönköping University, met with the candidate Agneta Marell and gave a positive opinion to the Governing Board at the board meeting on 1 June.

Agneta Marell will start her assignment as President in the autumn 2017.

Jönköping University Foundation is one of three independent institutions of higher education in Sweden offering postgraduate programmes. It is characterised by focused profiles, internationalisation, an entrepreneurial spirit and collaboration with surrounding society. Research and education are carried out at four schools: Jönköping International Business School, School of Education and Communication, School of Engineering and School of Health and Welfare. Jönköping University has some 10,000 registered students, 725 employees and a turnover of approximately SEK 800 million.

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