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Astrid Söderbergh Widding

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Astrid Söderbergh Widding has served as president of Stockholm University since 2013. She is a professor of cinema studies, and has supplemented her humanities research profile with broad insight into the natural sciences thanks to her position as chair of The Principals’ Council of Knut och Alice Wallenbergs Stiftelse, a Swedish research foundation which awards SEK 1.8 billion annual to research projects within medicine, technology and the natural sciences.

Widding also gained deep insight into Aarhus University in the period 2016-2017, when she served as a member of the assessment committee which was responsible for the institutional accreditation of Aarhus University.