Yesterday a well-attended alumni lecture was organized with Petra Einarsson, last year’s “Alumnus of the Year”at Uppsala University. Petra Einarsson is CEO of Sandvik Materials Technology, and talked on the topic “You can do so much more than you think”. It was an inspiring lecture on several aspects of leadership, with many wise thoughts and personal views.
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Petra Einarsson, Eva Åkesson and Arne Sjöblom. Photo: Mikael Wallerstedt.
Yesterday SciLifeLab’s new building “Navet” (i.e. “the Hub”) was inaugurated at Uppsala University. The project was initiated in May 2012, and now the new premises are ready for SciLifeLab’s operations at BMC, Uppsala Biomedical Center. The idea is that the new building should be a creative venue that will inspire and facilitate exchanges between researchers in different disciplines. Several research groups and staff at SciLifeLab have moved their operations to Navet, and there is plenty of space for visiting scholars from other universities.
At the well-attended opening ceremony the Minister of Education Jan Björklund was among the speakers, as well as the Co-director of SciLifeLab, Kerstin Lindblad-Toh. The opening ceremony ended with a tying of two green strings together to symbolize the coming together and creating bonds, which is at the core of SciLifeLab.
From left: Kerstin Lindblad-Toh, Jan Björklund, Eva Åkesson.