We are now entering an interesting time with the so-called Uppsala package's growth, electrical power challenges, the role of universities in society, the supply of competence, and the aftermath of the Corona pandemic. I am convinced that STUNS has an important role to play as a strategic hub for sustainable knowledge-intensive growth in the Uppsala region.
STUNS is today a collaboration platform where the Uppsala region’s strategic issues and efforts regarding knowledge-intensive activities are discussed and, if necessary, launched. STUNS’ working methods are well-entrenched in academia, business and society and aim to achieve consensus, foresight, collaboration and co-creation regarding strategically important issues for the Uppsala region.
This is a prerequisite for finding sustainable innovative solutions to today's and tomorrow's challenges.
Governor County Administrative Board
Vice-Chancellor, Uppsala University
Maria Knutson Wedel
Emilie Orring (M)
Chair of the County Council, Uppsala County Council
Erik Pelling (S)
Mayor, City of Uppsala
Director, Uppsala Chamber of Commerce
Fredrik Ahlstedt (M)
Deputy Mayor, City of Uppsala
Substitute County Council, County Administrative Board
Helena Proos (S)
Second vice Chair of the County Council, Uppsala County Council
University Director, Uppsala University
Site Manager, Cytiva
Birgitta Wikmark Carlsson
Deputy University Director, SLU
CEO, City of Uppsala
Johan von Knorring
CEO, Uppsala County Council
Head of the Community Department, County Administrative Board
CEO, SLU Holding
Vice president, Favro
CEO, Länsförsäkringar Uppsala
CEO, Uppsala University Holding AB
Unit Manager, Uppsala University Collaboration
Director Dept. of Research, Innovation & Enterprise, Uppsala County Council
Business Director, City of Uppsala
Business Policy Expert, Uppsala Chamber of Commerce
Market Development & PR (Co-Founder), Drupps
The Chamber of Commerce is the leading business organisation for the Stockholm and Uppsala Capital Region. The core business of the Chamber of Commerce is to develop policies and to influence decision-makers on major issues affecting the business sector. Together with its 2 000 members, and through close contact with politicians and leading business experts across industries, the Chamber advocates for pro-business political decisions in the region. It is also an important platform for its member companies for whom it organizes over 300 business events annually.
The County Administrative Board is a government authority that exists in close proximity to the people in each county. They are an important link between the people and the municipal authorities on the one hand and the government, parliament and central authorities on the other. The commission of the County Administrative Board is to work for development where the environment, economic growth and good living conditions go hand-in-hand. The goal is a clean living environment, a stable labour market and a good life for the residents. In order to achieve this; the County Administrative Board focuses on, among other areas, energy and climate, infrastructure planning, integration, sustainable community planning and housing, nature conservation and environmental and public health.
Uppsala County Council is for those who live and work in the entire Uppsala County. Uppsala County Council works for the region to be innovative, growing and a region for everyone, with the aim of creating the right conditions for health, sustainability and development. Uppsala County Council wants its citizens to thrive in the county, being a county where everyone wants to live, work and develop. Uppsala County Council is a politically controlled organization that is responsible for issues related to health care, public transport, culture, and regional development. Together with the county's municipalities, colleges, businesses and other players they create the best conditions for all their residents.
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is a world-class international university with research, education and environmental assessment within the sciences for sustainable life. Its principal sites are in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, but activities are also conducted at research stations, experimental parks and educational establishments throughout Sweden. SLU has a very high position in several international university rankings, for instance it has been ranked top 10 out of over 26,000 degree-granting institutions of higher education worldwide in Forestry, Soil Science, Biodiversity Conservation and Veterinary Sciences.
City of Uppsala is responsible for such things as childcare, schools and care of the elderly. The City of Uppsala looks after the water supply and wastewater treatment; it manages the streets, waste disposal, street cleaning, environmental protection and fire prevention. They also have libraries and ensure that the citizens have access to various activities during their leisure time. The City of Uppsala also work to promote the business sector, energy and housing. It is important that people who live in the City of Uppsala are satisfied with the services the Municipality offers.
Uppsala University is the Nordic region’s oldest university – founded in 1477 – and is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world. More than 40,000 students study at the university, and nearly 5,000 researchers and teachers conduct world-leading research and offer a seemingly endless number of courses. Among the university’s alumni there are 15 Nobel Prize laureates, of which 8 received their prizes for discoveries made during their time at Uppsala University.