Karin Bergmark, until now Head of the Department of Sociology, was the election committee's proposal and received 73 percent of the votes which was held within the discipline of Humanities and Social Sciences.

“It is a great honor, I am proud to be nominated for and then elected to office. I will do my utmost to live up to that trust - an exciting and, I believe, also multidimensional task,” says Karin Bergmark shortly after the Vice-Chancellor made the decision.

“I want Stockholm University to continue to be the great university it is today. Areas that I believe will be increasingly important are internationalisation and visibility in the surrounding world, for example working with our alumni networks.”

Karin Bergmark has been appointed for the period from 1 February 2013 to 31 December 2014.