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Mia Rönnmar appointed as new Vice-Chancellor of Malmö University

Portrait of Mia Rönnmar. Photo.

The government has decided to appoint Mia Rönnmar as Vice-Chancellor of Malmö University for the period 1 August 2024 – 31 July 2030.

The Dean of the Faculty of Law Henrik Wenander says:

– We are proud and happy that Mia Rönnmar has been given this exciting assignment. She has the qualities and experience required to lead and develop Malmö University. It is of course sad for the faculty that she is leaving Lund, but at the same time I look forward to the opportunity to develop the collaboration with Malmö University. I say congratulations to Malmö University and wish Mia Rönnmar good luck!

Facts about Mia Rönnmar

Mia Rönnmar has been Professor of Private Law at the Faculty of Law since 2011. She became an associate professor in 2009 and defended her thesis in 2004 with the thesis Arbetsledningsrätt och arbetsskyldighet. En komparativ studie av kvalitativ flexibilitet i svensk, engelsk och tysk kontext (The Managerial Prerogative and the Employee’s Obligation to Work. A study of functional flexibility in working life in a Swedish, English, and German context)From 2015 to 2020, she was also Dean of the Faculty.

Interdisciplinary and international collaborations have been a common thread throughout Mia Rönnmar's academic career. She has been a visiting researcher at the London School of Economics, the European University Institute, and the Sydney Law School.

Her research areas include labour law and industrial relations from a Swedish, comparative and European perspective. She has been president of ILERA, the International Labour and Employment Relations Association, and is currently a member of the UN body ILO's Committee of Experts, which examines how member countries comply to labour law and human rights conventions.

In parallel with research and international collaboration, she has also had a strong commitment to education and pedagogical issues.

“In addition to working closely with students as a teacher and supervisor, I have also been director of studies and responsible for postgraduate education. Student influence, academic career paths, and meritocracy are important issues for me, as are issues of gender equality, diversity and work environment.” 

You have been at the Faculty of Law for many years. What experiences do you take with you from here when you start as Vice-Chancellor of Malmö University? 

– I have had the great pleasure and privilege of working and developing as a teacher, researcher, and academic leader at the Faculty of Law and in various contexts at Lund University. I will bring ideas for and experiences of research-related education with societal relevance, international and cross-border research and doctoral education, as well as collegial academic leadership and collaboration, says Mia Rönnmar.


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