Friday 4 May 2018, the university's new professors gave open lectures. the subjects of the lectures included machine learning, innovation studies, psychological working conditions, and much more.

Inaugural lectures Friday, 4 May 2018

See interviews with some of the professors here

Forum Human, School of Health and Welfare

Moderator: Anita Björklund Carlstedt
09.00 – 09.30

Magnus Jegermalm - Professor in Social Work
Beyond the welfare state: civic involvement in Sweden and the panorama of care

09.40 – 10.10
Pia Bülow - Professor in Social Work
Prat och text – forskning om den sociala välfärdens praktiker och forskningens praktik

10.20 – 10.50
Dennis Larsson - Professor of Biomedicine
Vitamin D, a multifunctional hormone vital for life

11.00 – 11:30
Ingemar Kåreholt - Professor in Gerontology
Psychosocial working conditions and socioeconomic position in relation to health and functioning in old age

12.00 – 12:30
Deborah Finkel - Professor of Psyhology
Genetic and Environmental Influences on the Ageing Process

13:30 - 14:15
Honorary Doctor
Lennart Nordenfelt - Emeritus Professor
Presented by Prof. Maria Faresjö
The Concept of Health Revisited

Gjuterisalen, E1405 (Lärosal), School of Engineering

09.00 – 09.30
Myriam Aries - Professor of Lighting Science
Illumination for humans: a lighter life?

09.40 – 10.10
Niklas Lavesson - Professor of Computer Science
Machine learning (can machines think?)

10.20 – 10.50
Peter Olofsson - Professor of Mathematical Statistics
Branching Processes – Mathematics of Life and Death

11.00 – 11:45
Honorary Doctor
Kaj Grönlund
Presented by Prof. Attila Dioszegi
Meeting challenges in development of hi-tech process lines and instruments

12.00 – 12:30
Mats Jackson - Professor of Innovation Production
Innovative Production Development

13:30 - 14:15
Honorary Doctor
Gunilla Runnsjö - Doctor of Philosophy
Presented by Prof. Attila Dioszegi
Applications of Spectrometry in Process Metallurgy

Sparbanksaulan, Jönköping International Business School


10.20 – 10.50
Jerker Moodysson - Professor of Innovation Studies
INNOVATION STUDIES - Science, Technology, Economy, Society

11.00 – 11:45
Honorary Doctor
Michael A. Hitt
Presented by Prof. Mattias Nordqvist
Internationalisation of Family Businesses: Breath, Depthless and Country Institutions.

12.00 – 12:30
Ulf Seigerroth - Professor of Informatics
Business and IT alignment and Engineering Informatics