Paul Pettersson to be Acting Vice-Chancellor of MDH

Jan 21, 2016 | On campus Global

Pro-Vice-Chancellor Paul Pettersson has today been appointed as Acting Vice-Chancellor of MDH by the Government. This is because Karin Röding has terminated her appointment to become State Secretary to the Minister for Higher Education and Research.


– For the Board it was important that a quick decision was made on a new Acting Vice-Chancellor. We are happy that the Government could take the decision as early as this week. Paul Pettersson has good experience and knowledge of higher education issues and the University Board feels secure with this choice, says Madeleine Caesar, Chair of the Board.

Paul Pettersson has been Pro-Vice-Chancellor at MDH since 1 September 2012 and thereby has a firm ground for the role of Acting Vice-Chancellor.

- MDH has a lot of interesting and important questions to work with this coming year. In February already the Board will take a decision on the new Strategy for Research and Education, and the planning of the University’s new campus in Eskilstuna is continuing. Together with the University Management Group I will make sure that the work continues while maintaining its quality, says Paul Pettersson.

About Paul Pettersson

Paul Pettersson took up his duties as Pro-Vice-Chancellor at MDH on 1 September 2012. 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 took his Doctor’s degree in Computer Engineering at the same university in 1999. He was admitted as an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Uppsala University in 2006, and in the same year he became Professor at MDH. During his time at MDH Paul has established two research groups and for several years he was Head of the Division of Embedded Systems.