Honorary Doctors

Honorary Doctors


Anne Ludvigson, Honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Textiles and Fashion

Anne Ludvigson has been Chair of the Board of TEKO, the Swedish trade and employers’ association for companies working in the textile and fashion industry, since 2013. She has made significant efforts to modernise and invest in research infrastructure, for the Swedish School of Textiles in general and the Textile Material Technology research group in particular. She has supported cutting-edge research and innovation as well as education at all levels. Through the family business, AB Ludvig Svensson, Anne Ludvigson has for a long time been an important and valued partner to the University of Borås. She has participated in several projects linked to the textile industry's need for change such as ArcInTexETN.

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Eglė Ganda Bogdanienė, Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts in Textiles and Fashion

Eglė Ganda Bogdanienė is a textile artist, professor at the Vilnius Academy of Arts and Chair of the Lithuanian Artists' Association (LAA). Since the network ArcInTex was initiated by the University of Borås in 2012, Eglė Ganda Bogdanienė has had a very important role for the university's internationalisation within the textile artistic field, not least in the borderland between art and design. The university places great value on her participation in developing and deepening this internationalisation in education as well as research. Eglė Ganda Bogdanienė participated in the project application for ArcInTexETN and during the project 2015–2018 was responsible for the participation of the Vilnius Academy of Arts.

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Kathleen Galvin, Honorary Doctor of Philosophy in the Human Perspective in Care

Kathleen Galvin, Professor of Nursing Practice at the University of Brighton, was a Visiting Professor at the University of Borås during the years 2013–2020. She contributed to strengthening Caring Science research, the doctoral education programme, the international network, and collaboration among researchers. One collaboration continues: as Project Leader for EU project INNOVATEDIGNITY, Kathleen Galvin has involved the University of Borås and a large number of researchers and doctoral students in international exchanges and collaboration for a future sustainable and he dignified care of older people.

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Andreas Gundberg, Honorary Doctor of Technology in Resource Recovery

Andreas Gundberg has played a crucial role in the development of new fungus-based processes for better utilisation of residual material in industry. In his previous role as Project and Innovation Manager at Lantmännen Agroetanol, he has collaborated with the research environment Resource Recovery since the beginning of the 2010s. Andreas Gundberg's contributions are emphasised as one of the contributing factors to the fact that research on fungi has gone from involving a single doctoral student with a focus on ethanol production to its current status, in which research on fungi is one of the most important specialisations in Resource Recovery.

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Fredrik Johansson, Honorary Doctor

of Technology in Resource Recovery

Fredrik Johansson is Business Developer at FOV Fabrics, which manufactures various advanced textiles including textile bioreactors, to use in converting organic waste into biogas. He has participated in several of the university's projects and has significantly contributed to the development of new production systems for biogas through unique designs and internationalisation of the knowledge about biogas production that has been developed at the University of Borås.

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Romolu Enmark, Honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Library and Information Science

Romulo Enmark was head of the Swedish School of Library and Information Science from 1993 to 1997. Thereafter, he was the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Borås. After his years at the University of Borås, he continued his academic career as Vice-Chancellor at Halmstad University and the Swedish Defence University.

During his time as Head of the Swedish School of Library and Information Science, Romulo Enmark’s crucial efforts developed an educational environment that had long been a vocational training environment into the strong and internationally distinguished academic education and training research environment it is today.

Through his dynamic leadership, professorships were created, an internationally leading research centre in cultural policy research was founded, and a doctoral education programme in collaboration with the University of Gothenburg was founded.


Clare Johnston, Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts in Textiles and Fashion

Clare Johnston has worked for many years as a textile designer and is a professor emeritus and senior research fellow at the Royal College of Art in London as well as guest professor at the University of Borås. She is also active within the network ArcInTex, initiated by the University of Borås, where she is important to the development of the university's international presence in the textile design field.