On 14 November, 25 new professors were installed in office. We had a solemn ceremony in the Grand Auditorium of the University Main Building, followed by a fine banquet at Uppsala Castle. All the professors gave brief lectures in the course of three days, attended as usual by many people who were eager to hear what they had to say.

In conjunction with the Inauguration, we paid tribute to this year’s recipients of the Distinguished Teaching Awards for 2014 and also the winner of the innovation prize known as Hjärnäpplet (‘the Brain Apple’).

Once again, congratulations to all the professors and prize-winners — we are impressed!

We have also had the 2014 Anders Wall Lecture in the Grand Auditorium, on 19 November. This was attended by students and business leaders, along with others who were curious and wanted to experience inspiring lectures, musical entertainment and the award of Student of the Year, which went to Vanja Eriksson: congratulations!

The University arranges the Anders Wall Lectures jointly with the Anders Wall Professor of Entrepreneurship Foundation and the Entrepreneurs Academy, a student organisation. This annual lecture in entrepreneurship has become Sweden’s biggest meeting between students and the Swedish business sector. This year marks the 11th anniversary of the Anders Wall Lecture, and Fredrik Lindström moderated the event.

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