Previously, Dr Waltersson was head of the Centre for Municipality Studies (CKS), a centre formed jointly by Linköping University and 14 municipalities in the region. He received his doctorate from Linköping University (LiU) in 2005 with a history thesis and, in parallel with his work at the university, he has occasionally held several local political posts, among them municipal commissioner and chairman of Linköping Education Board.
In his role as University Director, Dr Waltersson is able to transfer his experience of collaboration at state, regional and municipal level, as well as in industry and civil society. Collaboration at different levels is important, and he sees the university as a central force, not least in terms of regional development.
As head of University Services, Dr Waltersson has overall responsibility for its budget and business plan, financial statements, monitoring, analysis and forecasting of revenue and outcomes. He is also responsible for staff and organisational development within University Services.
Dr Waltersson wants LiU to be a place where people can develop, do well, perform and thrive. He has a vision of LiU where high demands on individual performance are combined with helping each other improve through well-developed collaboration.