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Anders Söderholm is the President of KTH as of 1 December 2022. He joins the university from the Swedish Higher Education Authority, UKÄ, where he has been Director General for the past five years.

He has held a range of different positions in the academic sector, including a spell as Secretary General of the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions, SUHF. He was Vice Chancellor of Mid Sweden University 2008–2016, and Dean of Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics 2000–2003.

Anders Söderholm’s academic background is from Umeå University, where he became a PhD in 1991 with a thesis on municipal industrial policies. He has been a Professor of Business Administration, and a researcher and teacher in industrial economics at KTH 1998–1999 and 2003–2004. He has also been a guest researcher at Stanford University and Åbo Akademi University.

As President, one of his goals is that KTH should continue to develop as a leading technical and international university for a sustainable future.


Hällgren, M. and Söderholm, A. (2023 forthcoming) ”Projects-as-practice. Taking stock and moving on”, in Winch, G., Brunet, M. and Cao, D. Research Handbook on Complex Project Organizing, Edward Elgar.

Jacobsson, M. and Söderholm, A. (2022), “An Essay on ‘Homo Projecticus’: Ontological Assumptions in the Projectified Society”, International Journal of Project Management, 40 (4), 315-319.

Jacobsson, M. & Söderholm, A. (2020) “Project studies beyond the straitjacket: An escape artist’s manual”, Project Management Journal, 51 (4), 411-419.

Jacobsson, M., Lundin, R., & Söderholm, A. (2016).“Towards a multi-perspective research program on projects and temporary organizations: analyzing the Scandinavian turn and the rethinking effort”, International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 9 (4), 752-766.

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Anders Söderholm writes in a personal way about what’s happening in the academic sector and at KTH in research, education and collaboration – from both a narrow and a broad perspective. He blogs regularly starting the second week of December 2022.

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