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First selection for profile areas completed with 11 applications to be summoned for interview

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On 15 March, 24 notifications of interest had been submitted. These submissions have now been evaluated by me, in collaboration with the deans. The assessment was based on Lund University’s criteria for the profile areas.

During the late autumn and winter, all researchers at the University were invited to submit notifications of interest in becoming profile areas. The criteria concern the research, the researchers, external engagement and education. We have reviewed the current situation for all the areas, but also assessed their ambitions.

Prioritisation of the notifications of interest was discussed in the Vice-Chancellor’s Management Council with all the deans, both on 31 March and on 13 April 2022. On the basis of these prioritisations, the proposed profile areas were divided into two groups: group 1, to be summoned for interview for a more in-depth assessment and group 2, which will not proceed.

The notifications of interest contained many exciting ideas for new and unique research, external engagement and education. The notifications of interest also showed clearly how many world-leading research teams there are at Lund University.

On 30-31 May and 1 June 2022, representatives of the proposed profile areas will be interviewed for a more in-depth assessment by a panel. The panel will consist of the deans, student representatives, external professors and myself.

/Per Mickwitz

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The profile areas selected for in-depth assessment.

This text is included in LU News 8 - 2022