Astrid Söderbergh Widding

Astrid Söderbergh Widding

University of Stockholm

    Astrid Söderbergh Widding holds a PhD in Cinema Studies from Stockholm University, 1992. In 2000 she was appointed Professor of Cinema Studies, and is the President of Stockholm University since February 2013. Astrid Söderbergh Widding is a Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, of the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities and of the Academia Europaea. She is Chair of the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions since 2019, member of the EUA Council as well as of the EUA Research Policy working group. Since 2016, she is Chair of the BIBSAM consortium – responsible for the Swedish negotiations with scientific publishers – Governing Council member of the Magna Charta Observatory since 2020 and member of the board of Aarhus University since 2018. Previous assignments include membership in the Swedish Government’s Research Expert Group until 2020 and chairmanship for the Principals Council of the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation until 2019.

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    Title: A Swedish Roadmap for Open Science
    Abstract: The talk aims at presenting the Roadmap recently adopted by the Swedish Association for Higher Education Institutions, and reflections over the challenges ahead from the perspective of a university president, including the new Open Science mission for universities from the government.

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    10:10 - 10:30

    Astrid Söderbergh Widding, President of Stockholm University and Chair of SUHF | 'A Swedish Roadmap for Open Science'

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