Honorary Doctors 2020–2022

Left to right: Promotor Clemens Thornquist, honorary doctors Romulo Enmark, Kathleen Galvin, Fredrik Johansson, Andreas Gundberg, Vice-Chancellor Mats Tinnsten.

Appointing an honorary doctor is an expression of the university's appreciation for an individual's very distinguished contributions to the university. 

Romulo Enmark 

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.

Romulo Enmark was appointed Honorary Doctor in Library and Information Science in 2020. 

Andreas Gundberg

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.

Andreas Gundberg was appointed Honorary Doctor in Resource Recovery in 2021.

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Fredrik Johansson

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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Fredrik Johansson was appointed Honorary Doctor in Resource Recovery in 2021. 

Kathleen GalvinKathleen Galvin

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.

Kathleen Galvin was appointed Honorary Doctor of the Human Perspective in Care in 2022. 

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