On Thursday 23 September and Friday 24 September 2021, the university's new professors and honorary doctors gave lectures that were open to the general public via a livestream broadcast.

The subject matters of the public lectures were fascinating and diverse: Why do we engage in lifelong learning? How can we help children with disabilities paricipate in every day life? What is socio-economic weatlh and how does it affect famiy businesses? What is the new technology within casting? How does physical activity affect blood circulation?

These and many more questions were discussed and answered by experts within the respective fields.

The Thursday public lectures will be given by those professors who will be inaugurated at the Academic Ceremony as well as the winners of the Pedagogical Prize and Per Risberg Memorial Fund Scholarship. The moderator for the Thursday public lectures is Professor Charlotta Mellander from Jönköping International Business School.

You are welcome to the JU Aula at HLK External link, opens in new window. to listen to the lectures, or you can follow the livestream External link, opens in new window..

Why do people engage in lifelong learning?

Cecilia Bjursell - Professor of Pedagogy


Language: English

09.20 - 09.40

Educational leadership in times of crisis

The role of higher education in developing responsibility

Lene Foss - Professor of Pedagogy


Language: English

09.50 - 10.10

The Importance of Being Named. Language and Literature in moving global and digital eduscapes

Ylva Lindberg - Professor of Pedagogy

Language: English

10.20 - 10.40

Physical activity and vascular health

Anita Hurtig Wennlöf - Professor of Clinical Physiology

Language: English

11.00 - 11.20

How can we increase participation in everyday life for children with disabilities?

Karina Huus - Professor of Nursing

Language: English

11.30 - 11.50

Human-centred AI

Maria Riveiro - Professor of Computer Science


Language: English

13.00 - 13.20

Unusually usual: responding to the pandemic

Adele Berndt - Associate Professor of Business Administration and winner of the Pedagogical Prize

Language: English

13.30 - 13.50

Optimising prosthetic and orthotic services - One step at a time

Nerrolyn Ramstrand - Professor of Prosthetics and Orthotics and winner of the Per Risberg Memorial Fund Scholarship

Language: English

14.00 - 14.45

The Friday public lecutres will be given by JU's newly appointed honorary doctors. The moderator for the Friday public lectures will be Ulli Samuelsson, Assistant Professor education at School of Education and Communication.


You are welcome to the JU Aula at HLK to listen to the lectures, or you can follow the livestream External link, opens in new window..

Nature's Turn

Sue Waite - Associate Professor of Outdoor Learning, Plymouth Univeristy

Language: English

09.00 - 09.45

Socioemotional wealth theory: It's origin, evolution and implications for the behaviour of family-controlled firms

Luis Gomez-Mejia - Regents Professor, Arizona State University

Language: English

10.00 - 10.45

Rheocasting: My journey to the future of casting

Per Jansson - CEO, Comptech AB

Language: English

11.00 - 11.45

Give me back my fact! How can social science help us survive the post-truth pandemic?

Trish Greenhalgh - Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences, Oxford University

Language: English

12.00 - 12.45

You can watch the lectures here.