The Vice-Chancellor
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Born in Stockholm in 1963, Marita Hilliges has been Vice-Chancellor of Dalarna University since July 1, 2010. Prior to this, she was the Pro-Vice-Chancellor at Halmstad University. She is a professor in Neuroscience.

Career History

Halmstad University 2002 – 2010

Pro-Vice-Chancellor 2006 - 2010
Chairperson, Study Programmes Board 2005 - 2010
Professor 2008
Department Head, Natural Sciences 2003 - 2005

Karolinska Institutet 1994 – 2002

Associate Professor in Tissue Biology 2002
Senior Lecturer and Research Assistant 1988 - 2002
PhD in Medicial Sciences 1997
Department of Dental Medicine, 1983 - 1988

Role of Vice-Chancellor

"I am happy and I am proud, and believe this is evident! Every day, I get to meet so many interesting, knowledgeable and dedicated people. Together, we can do things better, we can help people in their personal development and we can build the future. The issues that a Vice-Chancellor must work with are challenging and ever-changing. I appreciate the help and advice I receive from my colleagues as well as others, and through this recognise the importance of collaboration."

The Future

"I want to strengthen our research profiles and ensure that we gain the right to offer doctoral degrees in a number of fields. Further, I want us to continue to be at the cutting edge when it comes to Next Generation Learning. Dalarna University shall continue to offer a positive working environment for students and employees alike and shall be a university that external actors turn to for collaboration and development."

Other Roles

  • Member, The Association of Swedish Higher Education Expert Panel for Issues of Quality
  • Board Member, Triple Steelix
  • Member, Advisory Council, Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education
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