— The department has indeed turned 40 years old. However, we don't have an age crisis. We are growing rapidly right now, and we are larger and more dynamic than ever.
With those words, the head of IDA, Henrik Eriksson, opened the 40th-anniversary conference of the department, which took place over two days at Djurönäset in the Stockholm archipelago, with 175 participants.
— The future is bright. There are currently a lot of opportunities and a lot is happening within our field, added Henrik Eriksson before introducing the keynote speaker Professor Emeritus Erik Sandewall, founder of the department, who has been part of its journey from the beginning.