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Pro Vice-Chancellor Per Mickwitz

Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research, Sustainability, Campus Development and Open Science

Pro Vice-Chancellor Per Mickwitz. Photo: Charlotte Carlberg Bärg.
Pro Vice-Chancellor Per Mickwitz. Photo: Charlotte Carlberg Bärg.

Per Mickwitz is a professor of environmental policy and a former director of the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE). He has worked for many years at the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) in roles such as researcher and research professor, and was research director for seven years.

His research has focused on environmental and sustainability policy, how policies can be evaluated, how innovations occur and in particular how system transitions towards sustainability can be supported. Per Mickwitz was also vice chair of the board for the Academy of Finland (the Finnish equivalent of the Swedish Research Council) 2019-2021 and was previously chair of the Strategic Research Council. From October 2016 to October 2022, he chaired the Scientific Committee at the European Environment Agency (EEA). From 2024, Per Mickwitz sits on the board of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).

Areas of responsibility

  • Research
  • Sustainability
  • Campus Development
  • Open Science

Prioritised issues within research

  • Increased international impact 
  • Renewal of research to increase quality
  • Open science

Prioritised issues within sustainability

  • Increased visibility for sustainability work 
  • Measures to reduce Lund University's CO2 emissions
  • Implementation of the Agenda 2030 excellence initiative and the Agenda 2030 Graduate School

Prioritised issues within campus development

  • A new campus development plan 2025-2050 
  • Establishing Lund University in Science Village
  • Co-locating the Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts in Varvsstaden, Malmö


Contact information

Pro Vice-Chancellor Per Mickwitz

per [dot] mickwitz [at] rektor [dot] lu [dot] se (per[dot]mickwitz[at]rektor[dot]lu[dot]se)

+46 (0)46 222 38 80

Pro Vice-Chancellors' Secretary Gerd Hawaleska

gerd [dot] hawaleska [at] rektor [dot] lu [dot] se (gerd[dot]hawaleska[at]rektor[dot]lu[dot]se)

+46 (0)46 222 38 95