Today’s students can end up as tomorrow’s researchers, and today’s researchers must take active part in teaching, so the students have access to the best knowledge, which should be used for the benefit of society. Graduates who go out into the workplace make a huge contribution to society’s continued advancement. Knowledge is power and the university’s role is to assist students as they develop into independent, critically thinking individuals.
I came to Linköping University in the spring of 1971, when I was started the fifth semester of my studies in medicine. I later completed my degree in medicine, specialist training and a doctoral degree – all at Linköping University. I have shifted between roles as a paediatrician, allergology researcher and teacher in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, to management duties as clinic director and centre director.