Published: 13-12-2023 11:09 | Updated: 13-12-2023 12:08

KI researcher Birgitta Henriques Normark elected to IVA

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KI researcher Birgitta Henriques Normark is a newly elected fellow of IVA (the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences). IVA works to build bridges between academia, business and politics, and promotes people's ability to make a positive contribution to society through technical and economic sciences.

Marcus Wallenberg and Tuula Teeri.
Marcus Wallenberg and Tuula Teeri. Photo: IVA.

"The combined experience and skills of the new fellows will be an important addition to the Academy, further strengthening and broadening IVA’s competences in key issues for the future, such as artificial intelligence and sustainable development,” say Marcus Wallenberg, IVA chair, and Tuula Teeri, president of IVA, in a joint statement.

At IVA's Academy Meeting on 7 December, it was decided to elect 40 new members from among senior executives in business and research. 

Birgitta Henriques Normark. Photo: Stefan Zimmerman.

Among them is Birgitta Henriques Normark, professor at the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet, senior physician at Karolinska University Hospital and president of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, who has been elected to IVA's Education and Research division.

IVA was founded more than 100 years ago and is the world's oldest engineering science academy. IVA brings together expertise and experience from approximately 1,300 elected Academy fellows and 250 companies.