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Helen Dannetun

After many years as the Vice-Chancellor and Dean at Linköping University I am now back as a professor at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. I am also a part of development projects and is part of different teams and boards.


CV and Assignments

CV in short

  • Vice-Chancellor of Linköping University, 2011-
  • Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, LiU, 2004 - 2011
  • Head of department at the Department of Physics, Biology and Chemistry (IFM), LiU, 2000 - 2003
  • Professor of Physics, 2002-
  • Teacher of the year award, awarded by the Union of Technology and Science Students at LiU, 1994
  • Associate Professor, 1994-2002
  • Assistant Professor, 1988-1994
  • PhD in Applied Physics, 1987
  • MSc in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, Linköping University, 1980

Selected assignments

  • Chair, Organisation for Nordic University Co-operation (NUS), 2018-
  • Council member for Sweden, European University Association Council, EUA, 2015-
  • Chair, Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions (SUHF), 2015-2018
  • Speaker, European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU), 2013-2015
  • Chair, Norrköpings Visualiseringscenter C, 2011-
  • Member of Steering Group for Tekniksprånget (Technology Leap), programme run by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) at the request of the Swedish National Agency for Education
  • Member, Principals’ Council, Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, 2011-



  • Member, Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA), 2015-
  • Member of liaison group for the Swedish Government Offices’ coordination body for life science 2018-2020
  • Member, Research Committee for the Minister for Education, 2011-2012
  • Member, Teknikdelegationen, 2008-2010
  • Auditor of engineering programmes at NTNU, 2008
  • Chair, NORDTEK, Network of the Rectors and Deans of the Technical Universities in the five Nordic countries, 2007-2011
  • Board member, Sveriges television (SVT), 2017
  • Board member of GIH, 2020 -