Responsible Internationalisation: Academic Collaboration Dilemma

Internationalisation creates value and increased quality as well as dilemmas and challenges. Like how to collaborate with countries on different levels of the democratic scale? This session focus on how a research policy regarding responsible internationalisation could be formulated.

Prof. Annika Stensson Trigell


Professor, Vice President of research at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Annika Stensson Trigell, vice president for research at KTH Royal Institute of Technology since 2017. She is involved in many research programs and collaborations with many stakeholders. Professor in Vehicle Dynamics at the School of Engineering Sciences at KTH, since year 2000. Research and educational focus on vehicle dynamics, driver-vehicle interaction, over-actuated vehicles and computer aided design within vehicle engineering. Have been director of the KTH Transport platform and several research centres. Chairman in the Strategic Partnership between KTH and Scania CV AB. She was an academic representative in ERTRAC – European Road Transport Research Advisory Council, 2003-2015.

Dr. Tommy Shih

Associate Professor at Lund University, and Science Policy Director at STINT

Tommy Shih is an Associate Professor in Business Administration at Lund University. His research and teaching focuses on globalization of research and geopolitics, responsible internationalization of research, and business networks and innovation. He is also the Science Policy Director at the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT). His experience in the policy field includes analysis of geopolitical developments in global knowledge production and innovation, advisory on China’s growing global importance, and development and implementation of guidelines for responsible internationalization.

Prof. Stefan Östlund

Professor and Vice President for global relations KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Professor Stefan Östlund is Vice president (global relations) at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden since 2017. He served as Head of the School of Electrical Engineering between 2009 and 2017. He has also served as vice dean of education at KTH between 2001 and 2004. His primary research interests are electrical machines and power electronics for propulsion and power supplies for electric railway traction. Until 2009, he served as director for the KTH Railway Group, a multidisciplinary research centre supported by Swedish Rail Industries, the Swedish National Transport Administration and KTH. Since 2017, he is on the board of KIC InnoEnergy SE a European innovation engine for sustainable energy supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. Dr Östlund is a senior member of IEEE.

Dr. Stefan Swartling Peterson

Professor of Global Transformation for Health at KI, affiliated to Makerere University, Uganda.

Stefan Swartling Peterson is a Public health physician and professor of Global transformations for health at karolinska institutet and Makerere university. He is the immediate past global chief of health for UNICEF.