Astrid Söderbergh Widding
Astrid Söderbergh Widding Photo: Eva Dalin


"In these difficult times, which profoundly challenge our global world, not least in Europe, I consider our collaboration within CIVIS, as well as other European University alliances, as more important than ever. When nations tend to withdraw and close their borders, it is vital that our universities keep in close contact and develop our collaboration.

The far-reaching digital shift that we have all experienced during the past few weeks is inspiring and gives hope: it is indeed possible to change our habits of communicating. This will also in the long term be of great benefit for the climate. I find it a true honour and privilege to lead the development of CIVIS during the coming six months", says Astrid Söderbergh Widding.

Host for Global CIVIS Days

As President, Astrid Söderbergh Widding will preside the Board of Rectors and work towards the CIVIS goal of building an inter-university environment within the eight universities. In the end of September, Stockholm University will host the first Global CIVIS Days, gathering key CIVIS stakeholders to talk about research and education with a focus on climate, environment and energy.