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Meet the Vice-Chancellor

Vice-Chancellor Kerstin Tham

With the ambition to uphold and expand Malmö University’s position as an innovative and engaged university, Vice-Chancellor Kerstin Tham was appointed in 2015. She has extensive experience of academic management roles and most recently held the title of pro-vice-chancellor at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.

Professor in Occupational Therapy

Coming from a background in occupational therapy she has a PhD in Neurology, earning her a professorship. That included conducting internationally unique research identifying the lived experience of individuals with neuropsychological impairments after suffering strokes. The research has contributed to the development of new models, methods and strategies for rehabilitation.

Vision of Malmö University

Kerstin Tham fully embraces the university's vision which fosters a creative environment and strives for a close relationship with the region, as well as the international community. She is keen to further engage the university in working towards a world where diversity, knowledge and creativity are transformed into action for sustainable community development. She believes that the university is in a prime position to take the lead and create new paradigms within both education and research.

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