In a prefect world

2017-06-21

Dear all

The academic year has come to an end and vacations await. Looking at the latest student exit poll ratings I see that the department’s different educational programs come out very nicely indicating that students are more than average satisfied with the education we provide. Well done all teachers and administrative staff that made this happen!

In my tour to the department’s different corners I have visited our researchers at the The National Board of Forensic Medicine (Rättsmedicinalverket) at their beautiful site, Psykiatri sydväst in their new and nice premises, and The Swedish National Facility for Magnetoencephalography (NatMEG) in their very functional basement corridor, all of which impresses me with regards to the quality and variety of activities going on within our department. Also happy to have met with all the department’s technical/administrative staff at the summer meeting the other day.

Pia Enebrink is the new head of the Division for psychology since May 1 and as of July 1 we can also welcome Rune Brautaset at the new head of the Division for Eye and Vision, and Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz as the new head of Insurance Medicine! I am sure they will do a terrific work and look forward to work with them more closely.

Finally, I wish you all the best for the Midsummer weekend and a well-earned summer vacation! We are all very happy that KI, alongside EU, did not immediately implode after May 25, when GDPR became valid. Many thanks to those, such as Magnus Stenbeck and Anna Glaser, who have worked on this transition.

Mats J. Olsson

Head of Department

Clinical Neuroscience