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Stephen Hwang appointed as new Vice-Chancellor

The Swedish government decided today to appoint Stephen Hwang as the new Vice-Chancellor of Halmstad University. He is to begin his new appointment on March 20, 2017.

_ It feels great! I’ve heard a lot about Halmstad University and it seems like an exciting place. I like universities that develop and want to develop, and Halmstad University has an exciting profile in which I believe, says Stephen Hwang.

Stephen Hwang is a Professor of Physics, graduated from Chalmers University of Technology, and since 2010 the Vice-Chancellor of Linnaeus University in Växjö and Kalmar.

– I am very happy to welcome Stephen Hwang as Vice-Chancellor. He is a very experienced academic leader, and all the different groups of staff and students that have met him support him as our candidate, says Karin Starrin, chairman of the University Governing Board.

The appointment is the final step in a recruiting process that started last spring when former Vice-Chancellor Mikael Alexandersson announced that he was leaving his position on September 30, 2016. Six people applied for the position of Vice-Chancellor. After assessments, interviews and meetings with hearing groups representing staff and students, the recruitment committee as well as the University Governing Board unanimously supported Stephen Hwang as their candidate.

Stephen Hwang being interviewed on becoming the new Vice-Chancellor

Stephen Hwang

Stephen Hwang is to begin his appointment as Vice-Chancellor on March 20, 2017. Photo: DAN BERGMARK

Updated 2017-03-16