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Mats Jägstam

Mats Jägstam has a long background in both academia and business with a strong focus on collaboration, which is something he also has a great interest in and which has also been an important parameter in the university's recruitment process and requirements profile.

- The university's strong profile in work-integrated learning and collaboration is something that I am really passionate about. I have always believed that knowledge is created in all different parts of society. It is more important than ever that universities are truly integrated into society - that we create knowledge together. Of course I hope and believe I can contribute with my experiences in the field, says Mats Jägstam.

Mats Jägstam has a doctorate in production technology. He has had several leading positions in both academia and business. Previous jobs include Vice-Chancellor at University of Skövde with special responsibility for internationalization and cooperation, pro-Vice-Chancellor and acting Vice-Chancellor at Jönköping University, CEO at University of Technology in Jönköping AB and CEO at the spin-off company Evoma AB.

Facts about Mats Jägstam - a selection

  • CEO, Science Park Skövde, 2020 – 2023
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor for industry cooperation and internationalisation, University of Skövde, 2018 – 2020
  • Acting Vice-Chancellor, Jönköping University, 2017
  • Pro-Vice Chancellor, Jönköping University, 2016 – 2018
  • CEO and academic leader, Jönköping University of Technology AB, 2012 – 2016
  • Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Skövde, 2007 – 2012
  • CEO, Evoma AB, 2004 – 2008
  • Senior Lecturer, University of Skövde, 2005 – 2012

PhD in Production Engineering, “On Efficient Use and Integration of Discrete Event Simulation in Industry”, DeMontfort University, Leicester, UK, 2004

Board assignments in several universities of applied sciences at Jönköping University, Science Park Jönköping AB, Drivhuset Skaraborg, Connect Väst, Skaraborg invest, Gjuteriföreningen among many others.

Responsible for and participated in a large number of successful applications that led to the start of research schools, KK environments (ten-year research initiatives) and several major research and development projects.


Mats Jägstam

Mats Jägstam Vice-chancellor