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Kent Waltersson

Vice-Chancellor's Adviser

CV and duties


  • 2012-2022 University director, Linköping University
  • 2009-2012 Head and research director, Centre for Municipality Studies (CKS)
  • 2005-2006 State secretary, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs
  • 2005 PhD, history, Linköping University
  • 1997-2005 Doctoral student, Linköping University
  • 1994-1996 Political adviser, Department of Education

LiU Leader of the Year

In 2010, Kent Waltersson was named LiU Leader of the Year. The citation read: "with his visionary leadership he is not only able to manage operations but also to develop and strengthen that which already worked well. He sets clear targets and requirements and acts in the organisation's best interests. Dr Waltersson's leadership is characterised by respect, consideration, imagination, authority and the ability to make decisions."

External duties, networks

  • Permanent member of University Board
  • Head of university’s Central Crisis Support Group
  • Participates in various internal collaboration and decision-making bodies at LiU
  • Participates in committee council between Linköping University and Region Östergötland
  • Participates in network for heads of university services
  • Participates in meetings of the Association of Swedish Higher Education
  • Board member, NUAS (“Det Nordiska Universitets Administratörs Samarbetet”)


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