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New Dean at School of Health and Welfare at Jönköping University

Press release   •   May 17, 2017 11:45 UTC

Dennis Larsson has been appointed Dean and Managing Director at the School of Health and Welfare from August 2017.

Dennis Larsson is currently Head of the School of Health and Education at University of Skövde and has university-wide responsibility for innovation and utilization as well as research funding from the EU research programmes.

Dennis Larsson is a professor of biomedicine at University of Skövde and has a PhD in zoophysiology at the University of Gothenburg. In the fields of science and medicine, he has developed ideas into business activities based on his own research results.

"Through his many assignments and roles in education, research and from owning his own business, Dennis has accumulated knowledge and experience that will make him a good force to further develop the School of Health and Welfare, and Jönköping University. We warmly welcome Dennis”, says Mats Jägstam, Acting President of Jönköping University.

"I look forward to my new assignment. The School of Health and Welfare has a good reputation and an exciting profile, and I am excited about the challenge of further strengthening the research and actively contributing to increased cooperation with the surrounding community”, says Dennis Larsson.

Dennis Larsson begins the position of Dean and Managing Director of the School of Health and Welfare when current Dean Ewa Wigaeus Tornqvist retires.

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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