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Guests of honour

List of Umeå University honorary doctors, new professors and award recipients for the 2018 Annual Celebration.

Honorary doctors

Faculty of Medicine

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization

Julia Goedecke, Associate Professor, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Faculty of Science and Technology

Ilka Parchmann, Professor, Kiel University, Germany

Faculty of Social Sciences

Carina Bergfeldt, foreign correspondent, Swedish television

Jörg Richter, Professor, University of Hull, the UK

Faculty of Arts

Nancy H. Hornberger, Professor, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Jan Sandström, Professor, Piteå School of Music and Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Jacqueline Van Gent, associate professor, University of Western Australia

Professors

Ann-Kristin Bergström, Professor in physical geography, Department of Ecology and Environmental Science

Oliver Billker, Professor in biotechnology focusing on molecular genetics, Department of Molecular Biology

Carl-Johan Boraxbekk, Professor in ageing focusing on cognitive neuroscience/cognitive science, Centre for Demographic and Ageing Research

Åke Brännström, Professor in interdisciplinary mathematics, Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

Monica Burman, Professor in law, Police Education Unit at Umeå University

Marie Eriksson, Professor in statistics, Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics

Martin Fahlström, Professor in professional development, Department of Clinical Sciences

Kary Främling, Professor in data science focusing on data analysis and machine learning, Department of Computing Science

Thomas Hellström, Professor in computer science focusing on robotics, Department of Computing Science

Lars-Owe Koskinen, Professor in neurosurgery, Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Neuroscience

Niels Heine Kristensen, Professor in restaurant and culinary arts, Umeå School of Restaurant and Culinary Arts

Mikko Lammi, Professor in histology focusing on cell biology, Department of Integrative Medical Biology

Eva Lindgren, Professor in language education, Department of Language Studies

Pernilla Lundberg, Professor in molecular parodontology, Department of Odontology

Christer Malm, Professor in sports medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation

Lev Novikov, Professor in anatomy, Department of Integrative Medical Biology

Tufve Nyholm, Professor in medical radiation physics, Department of Radiation Sciences

Anders D. Olofsson, Professor in pedagogical work focusing on ICT, media and learning, Department of Applied Educational Science

Birgitta Olofsson, Professor i nursing, Department of Nursing

Torulf Palm, Professor in pedagogical work focusing on formative assessment, Department of Science and Mathematics Education

Joacim Rocklöv, Professor in epidemiology and public health, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine

Anders Själander, Professor in general medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine

Karin Sundin, Professor in nursing, Department of Nursing

Tobias Svanström, Professor in business administration focusing on accounting, Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics

Charlotte Wiberg, Professor in informatics focusing on interaction design, Department of Informatics

Magnus Wolf-Watz, Professor in biophysical chemistry, Department of Chemistry

Yaowen Wu, Professor in biochemistry focusing on synthetic protein chemistry, Department of Chemistry

Award recipients

Felipe Cava, associate professor, Department of Molecular Biology, Eric. K. Fernström award

Hildur Kalman, Professor, Department of Social Work, Görel Bohlin's award for prominent gender research

Lars-Owe Koskinen, Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Neuroscience, Swedbank Scienticic Award in Memory of Amanda and Per Algot Mångberg

Helena Lindgren, associate professor, Department of Computing Science, Nordea Scientific Award

Johan Lithner, Professor, Umeå Mathematics Education Research Centre, Royal Skyttean Award in Educational Sciences

Jyri-Pekka Mikkola, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Baltics Samverkanspris focusing on entrepreneurship

Kristina Sehlin MacNeil, postdoc, Centre for Sami Research – Vaartoe, Uppsala University's Umeå Foundation

Annika Rydberg, adjunct professor, Department of Clinical Sciences, The Margareta and Eric Modig Award

Per Stål, associate professor, Department of Integrative Medical Biology, Sven and Maud Thuréus Award

Maria Waling, associate professor, Department of Food and Nutrition, Royal Skyttean Society's Award in Social Sciences

Paulina Wanrooij, research fellow, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, the Royal Skyttean Society Prize in Medicine

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