Centre Director Oskar Juhlin
"Right now it feels great to be the director of a centre that receives such recognition. It is the result of a long and hard work by many smart people,” says Centre Director Oskar Juhlin
 

An international team recently evaluated the performance of The Mobile Life VINN Excellence Centre so far in Stage 2 (April 1, 2009 – March 31, 2012). The evaluators are very positive to the performance of the centre, while also indicating areas for improvement.

International research lab with a ‘wow’ factor
According to the evaluators, the Centre has, in a relatively short period of time, established itself as an international research lab with a ‘wow’ factor. It was commended for taking on board recommendations from the last evaluation and building the foundation for a centre for excellence. The centre was congratulated on its interdisciplinary and innovative research ideas. It was also noted that the research environment appears to be excellent for nurturing and mentoring junior researchers and establishing senior researchers as international leaders.

General conclusions
The evaluation team was of the opinion that the Centre has made outstanding progress since the last review and has developed a distinctive multidisciplinary Centre meeting VINN Excellence Centre guidelines.

"Right now it feels great to be the director of a centre that receives such recognition. It is the result of a long and hard work by many smart people," the centre Director Oskar Juhlin underlines.

"We are now recharging for three more years, and we will have many exciting news about partners and partnerships to reveal shortly”, Oskar Juhlin concludes.

About Mobile Life VINN Excellence Centre
The Mobile Life research centre at Stockholm University was founded in 2007 and has funding until 2017. After three years, the Mobile Life Centre has grown to be about 50 researchers, exploring experiential, leisure and playful mobile and ubiquitous interactions.

Read more about the Mobile Life VINN Excellence Centre at www.mobilelifecentre.org.