He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Stockholm University in 1968. In 1971 he became a Professor in Mathematics (Optimization) at Linköping University. In Linköping he was the Head of the Mathematics department 1973–1976 and Dean of the Institute of Technology between 1978 and 1983. In 1983–1995 he was the Rector of the Linköping University. He had a leading role in the development of the medical faculty (Hälsouniversitet) and Campus Norrköping.
- Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, 1983
- Honorary Doctorate, Gdansk University, Poland
Recent academic book
Erlander, S.B. Cost-Minimizing Choice Behavior in Transportation Planning. Springer Verlag, 2010.
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