Gunnar Svedberg

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Professor Gunnar Svedberg (born 12 August 1947 in Annefors, Bollnäs Municipality) was the Rector of the University of Gothenburg, in Sweden.

Svedberg studied at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm and received a Ph.D. in chemical engineering in 1975. He became a full professor at the KTH in 1989. He was the Rector (corresponding to Vice-Chancellor or President) of Mid Sweden University College from 1999 to 2003, and of Gothenburg University between July 2003 and September 2006. President of Innventia, until his retirement in June 2011.

Svedberg has been a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences since 1992.[1]


Academic offices
Preceded by
Alf Gunnmo
Rector of Mid Sweden University
Succeeded by
Pia Sandvik Wiklund
Preceded by
Bo Samuelsson
Rector of Gothenburg University
Succeeded by
Pam Fredman
Other offices
First President of Innventia AB
Succeeded by
Birgitta Sundblad