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Date: Thursday 27 November                                
Time: 12:10-12:50
Place: Ljusgården atrium, Teacher Education Building
Held in Swedish

Author visit - talk about the book Oberoende är stark (English translation: Independence is strong), by Pehr G Gyllenhammar and Anders Palmgren.

After fifty years in the spotlight, Mr Gyllenhammar now draws his conclusions about business conservative structures, greed, corruption, the media, the monarchy and the consequences of losing a whole generation because of unemployment. The book is honest and includes the raw truth about the state of things and what should be done. Gyllenhammar is an independent thinker with strong integrity. Often controversial in the Swedish business world but popular with people. He was several times voted Sweden's most popular man, who in recent years with international assignments has been able to study a Sweden in change from a distance.

Oberoende är stark is a collaboration with the publisher Anders Palmgren, twenty years after their joint book project, Även med känsla. Palmgren, a news editor at TV4Nyheter, contributes his perspective and writing expertise. The result is an unusual book that dares to question the society we live in today.

Pehr G Gyllenhammar, born in 1935, was CEO of Volvo during 1971-1983 and the chairman of the board during 1983-1993. In 2004–2007 he was chairmain of Investment AB Kinnevik and has many international assignments. Anders Palmgren, born in 1965, is a publicist with many years of experience in journalism and is currently senior reporter at TV4Nyheterna. His area of focus is finance and politics. 


Date: Thursday 4 December
Time: 12:10-12:50
Place: Ljusgården atrium, Teacher Education Building

The band started 2010 when violinist Anna Möller joined the brothers Arvid & Erik Rask and Mischa Grind, adding the final voice in Koloniens characteristic four-part vocals.

In their first year the band was invited to play abroad in Tanzania and Israel/Palestine, where they found inspiration and time to complete their sound, mixing folk music with pop and reggae grooves. Dynamic compositions that enters the twentieth century, but still stays true to the roots. In 2012, they released their debut album ”Clockwise”, followed by a wide tour throughout Sweden and a few concerts in Croatia and Cyprus.

- 2011 Winner of the ”Best Young Folk Act" Award.

- Named 2013 ”Newcomer of the Year” at the Folk & World Awards.

Kolonien has developed a distinct original sound, with a music style that stays connected to its roots. Since their start in 2010, Kolonien has performed over 250 shows in seven countries. 

Koloniens homepage

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Date: Friday 12 December
Time: 12:10 – 12:40
Place: Aula Nordica

Do you lose the Christmas season spirit during the darkness of December? Don't worry, we have the solution. It is widely known that the St. Lucia concert by the Umeå Student Choir in Aula Nordica always does the trick to brighten the holiday spirit. After the concert, you will soar away, as on soft snowflakes, humming your favourite Christmas songs. This is a can't miss event!

Important Ticket Information!  
Students and employees can pick up free tickets at the following locations:

  • Infocenter Universum
  • Service Center KBC
  • Umeå University Library 

Please arrive on time. Warm welcome!

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