”Academia needs boosting the purpose perspective”
Is there a conflict between, on the one hand, scientific excellence and on the other research utilization, collaboration with the business community and the civil society?
Dr Camilla Modéer, who in 2020 was selected by LTH for an honorary doctorate, has extensive experience of working in the borderland between research and industry. Her answer to that question is definitely ”no”. She argues that research utilization and the pursuit of the highest scientific level can strengthen one another.
In her honorary doctorate lecture, Dr Camilla Modéer shows that to achieve the best results, attitudes and structures must change, both in academia and business. And universities need to improve scientist’s incentives.
A panel of experts contributes with different perspectives on how research can be even more useful to society:
- Peter Gärdenfors, senior professor of Cognitive Science, LUCS, Lund University
- Ursula Hultkvist Bengtsson, CEO and Founder at MultiHelix AB
- Heiner Linke, professor and director at NanoLund
- Moderator: Jan Westberg, Senior Communication Manager, Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences