The University Board proposes Paul Pettersson as the new Vice-Chancellor of MDH

Jun 15, 2016 | Global On campus

The University Board has now taken a decision to propose Paul Pettersson as the new Vice-Chancellor of MDH. It is the Government that formally appoints the Vice-Chancellor and the final decision will probably be taken after the summer.


Since January this year Paul Pettersson has been the Acting Vice-Chancellor and since 2012 Pro-Vice-Chancellor at MDH. He is also Professor of Real-time Systems with specialisation in Modelling and Verification at the School of Innovation, Design and Engineering at MDH. He has a Master's degree in Computer Science from Uppsala University and he defended his thesis in Computer Engineering at the same university in 1999.

- I feel honoured and proud of the confidence that the University Board has shown me by their decision. Mälardalen University is a clearly-profiled and well-managed university that I am well familiar with. I look forward to the opportunity of leading the University as Vice-Chancellor, says Paul Pettersson.

Liselott Hagberg, the Chair of the University Board and Chair of the recruitment committee, is pleased with the decision.

- Paul Pettersson has a long experience and a great knowledge of university matters. He is well acquainted with MDH's opportunities and challenges and has a broad network of contacts.  The University Board feels secure with this choice, says Liselott Hagberg.