Kerstin Tham leaves KI to lead Malmö University

Published 2015-09-10 15:58. Updated 2015-09-10 15:59Denna sida på svenska

The government decided today to appoint Professor Kerstin Tham, pro-vice-chancellor at KI, as vice-chancellor of Malmö University commencing 1 November 2015.

Kerstin Tham has been professor of occupational therapy at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Science and Society since 2009 and the pro-vice-chancellor of Karolinska Institutet Since January 2013.

Last May, the nomination committee at Malmö University decided to present Kerstin Tham as the only candidate for the post. She had also been selected for recommendation by the consultative assembly and union representatives out of the three shortlisted names.

This means that Professor Tham will be vacating the office of pro-vice-chancellor at KI after over two and a half years, and that a replacement must now be found. The post of vice-chancellor at Malmö will last until 31 July 2021.

Her predecessor at Malmö University, Stefan Bengtsson, left on August to become president and CEO of Chalmers in Gothenburg.

For more on the recruitment of the new pro-vice-chancellor, see